Writings by Topic: Counter-terrorism

Middle East Forum Blog
Title Publication Date
ICNA Official Convicted in Connection with Terror Finance Scheme Islamist Watch September 20, 2019
Finally Getting Serious about Identifying Islamists? National Review Online May 23, 2016
UK Muslim 'Disneyland Family' Linked to Mosque of San Bernardino Terrorists Breitbart December 25, 2015
ISIS' Imminent Demise National Review Online December 5, 2015
State Legislator Blasts CAIR, then Caves to It Islamist Watch May 13, 2015
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
DHS Must Investigate Somali Terrorist Who Crossed U.S. Southern Border The Center for Immigration Studies October 1, 2019
Sumaiya Ali May Become First Convicted Terrorist Released under First Step Act Townhall August 12, 2019
No, Anti-Terrorism Efforts Haven't Hampered Investigations Of White Supremacists The Federalist August 6, 2019
Tough Post-9/11 Terrorism Sentencing Laws Under Assault Townhall July 9, 2019
How to Reduce the Threat of Released Jihadis The Federalist May 30, 2019
Two More Jihadis Get Out of Jail Early The Washington Examiner May 22, 2019
Why the Case of Jordanian-Mexican Smuggler Who Transported Yemenis over the Texas Border Is Important The Center for Immigration Studies May 1, 2019
Extreme Vetting: Still a Dream The Center for Immigration Studies April 30, 2019
Did the Maryland Terrorism Suspect Have Ongoing Ties with Jihadists in His Native Trinidad? Center for Immigration Studies April 11, 2019
What Became of the Obama-Era Program to Counter Terrorist Infiltration at the Southern Border? Center for Immigration Studies February 25, 2019
Kurds in Northern Iraq Want U.S. to Stay in Region The Jerusalem Post February 14, 2019
Against the Evidence, Media Keeps Insisting Terrorists Aren't Crossing the Southern Border The Federalist February 6, 2019
Ensconced in Doha: Qatar's Resident Islamists January 30, 2019
Congressional Committee Calls for Investigation of First Terror Attack by Border-Crossing Migrant Center for Immigration Studies January 14, 2019
Trump and the GOP Were Hardly the First to Worry About "Special Interest Alien" Smuggling to the Southwest Border Center for Immigration Studies January 9, 2019
House Homeland Security Committee Releases Special Report on Terrorist Border Infiltration Threat Center for Immigration Studies January 3, 2019
Internal Report on Extremism in the Islamic State AymennJawad.org November 1, 2018
Washington's Silent War against Hezbollah in Latin America The Hill October 8, 2018
Islamic State Shifts from Provinces and Governance to Global Insurgency International Peace Institute: Global Observatory September 26, 2018
Why Don't Europeans Get It? Jerusalem Post June 25, 2018
Islamist Groups Protest Counter-Extremism Programs — No Surprise March 14, 2018
How America reached a 'What do you expect us to do' foreign policy The Hill March 9, 2018
Trump Returns "Jihad" to Intelligence FrontPage Magazine December 20, 2017
Border Walls Are All the Rage Worldwide Because They Work PJ Media November 7, 2017
Why There's More and More Truck Jihad The Daily Caller November 3, 2017
Terror Financing: It's Time to Take Care of Unfinished Business National Review Online October 6, 2017
A Palestinian Victory at the Temple Mount The Wall Street Journal July 26, 2017
London Police Arrest Dozens for 'Hate Crimes,' but Can't Track Jihadists Breibart June 7, 2017
The Muslim Brotherhood Has Earned Its Terrorist Designation The Washington Times April 23, 2017
The Lessons of Omar Abdel Rahman The Hill March 9, 2017
Smoking Out Islamists via Extreme Vetting Middle East Quarterly Spring 2017
Countering Islamist Extremism the Right Way The National Review February 22, 2017
Yale Professor Wants Legal Protections for Advocates of Terror The Daily Caller February 7, 2017
The Real Obama Legacy The Daily Caller January 5, 2017
Israel and the Alliance of the Imperiled The Jewish Advocate August 26, 2016
Coddling Would-be Jihadists Doesn't Work The Toronto Sun August 23, 2016
Ban the Burqa, Allow the Burkini The Philadelphia Inquirer August 23, 2016
No Saudi Money for American Mosques The Hill August 22, 2016
Department of Homeland Security Targeting the Wrong Enemy The Gatestone Institute July 26, 2016
On Islam, Western Leaders Are Liars or Fools PJ Media July 22, 2016
French Lesson: Guns not Critical To Jihadi Violence The Daily Caller July 15, 2016
Erdogan Shrugged: Turkey's 'War' against ISIS The Gatestone Institute July 7, 2016
Israel Can Only Manage, Not End, the Threat from Gaza BESA Center Perspectives June 30, 2016
Denial Will Not Defeat Islamist Terror, Mr. President Fox News June 27, 2016
Fighting Islamist Terror after Orlando The Hill June 15, 2016
Humor, Counter-terrorism, and ISIS The Sun-Sentinel May 20, 2016
Should the U.S. Build an 'ISIS Wall'? The Gatestone Institute May 5, 2016
Kennedy Would Have Taken On Islamists, Mr. Trudeau The Toronto Sun April 26, 2016
The Muslim Will vs. the Western Way FrontPage Magazine April 18, 2016
Killing ISIS with Kindness Independent Journal Review March 3, 2016
Can Politically Correct Puppetry Win the War on Islamic Extremism? Independent Journal Review February 24, 2016
DHS and the Dearborn Muslim Community: A Relationship on the Rocks? The American Thinker February 2, 2016
Identifying Islamists through Interrogations The Washington Times January 12, 2016
Democrats Don't Know ISIS The Washington Examiner December 28, 2015
Obama's Tolerable Level of Terrorism Asia Times December 7, 2015
The French Will Not Surrender This Time The American Interest December 5, 2015
America's Response to Islamist Terror Is Always Insufficient The Huffington Post December 4, 2015
Terrorism: Time to Take the Gloves Off The Sun-Sentinel December 4, 2015
Turkey is the Wrong Partner to Fight Terror The Gatestone Institute November 28, 2015
After Paris, Are French Security Forces Up to the Task? The Jewish Chronicle November 19, 2015
What France Can Learn from Israel in Confronting Islamist Terror The Times of Israel November 15, 2015
Court Ruling Could Hinder U.S. Investigation of Islamists The American Thinker November 4, 2015
What's the Goal of DOJ's Strong Cities Network? The American Thinker October 8, 2015
Tackling Islamism, Post-Chattanooga The Toronto Sun July 21, 2015
I Give Up: There Is No Terrorism, There Are No Terrorists National Review Online June 2, 2015
ISIS Attacks on the West The Washington Times May 22, 2015
Let's Unfriend ISIS The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle February 25, 2015
The Myth of 'Deradicalizing' Islamic Radicals The Toronto Sun November 25, 2014
Islamists Demand Counterterrorism Training Censor Ideology FrontPageMagazine.com December 13, 2011
In Praise of NYC's Muscular Counterterrorism National Review Online September 13, 2011
Early Warnings Ignored Middle East Quarterly Fall 2011
Obama's Pretend Counterterrorism Policy National Review August 29, 2011
Profiling airline passengers is constitutional and effective The Daily Caller December 11, 2010
Obama's Top Counterterror Adviser's Inability to Think Outside the Box Bodes Disaster Pajamas Media May 29, 2010
Why Would Anyone Want to Blow Up Times Square? National Review Online May 5, 2010
Can Jihadis Be Rehabilitated? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2010
Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport Jerusalem Post January 6, 2010
Steven Emerson: Combating Radical Islam Middle East Quarterly Winter 2010
The System "Worked Really Very, Very Smoothly" in Detroit? FrontPageMagazine.com December 28, 2009
Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues Jerusalem Post September 2, 2009
Counterterrorism in Obama's Washington FrontPageMagazine.com August 18, 2009
Is U.S. Detention Policy in Iraq Working? Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009
Must Counterinsurgency Wars Fail? Washington Times September 14, 2008
Samir Kuntar and the Last Laugh Jerusalem Post July 21, 2008
The Psychological Asymmetry of Islamist Warfare Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Washington Protects the Terror Masters [in Courtrooms] Jerusalem Post November 15, 2007
[Brandon Mayfield and] Preempt Terrorists, Or Not? Jerusalem Post October 8, 2007
The U.S. Counter-propaganda Failure in Iraq Middle East Quarterly Fall 2007
John Doe in Perspective FrontPageMagazine.com August 10, 2007
My Cyber Counter-jihad Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
How to End Terrorism[: With Moderate Islam] New York Sun December 5, 2006
Should airport security procedures include ethnic and religious profiling? Costco Connection November 2006
U.S. Improvising on Security Five Years After 9/11 New York Sun September 5, 2006
Time to Profile Airline Passengers? New York Sun August 22, 2006
[London Airline Plot] Plans Destroyed National Review Online August 11, 2006
Targeted Killings FrontPageMagazine.com July 21, 2006
Political Strategies to Counterterrorism The Evolving Threat: International Terrorism in the post 9-11 Era July 12, 2006
Does the [New York] Police Department Profile? Should It? New York Sun June 13, 2006
Weak Brits, Tough French New York Sun July 12, 2005
The Next London Bombing FrontPageMagazine.com July 11, 2005
[London Terrorism:] British "Covenant of Security" with Islamists Ends New York Sun July 8, 2005
Lost in Translation Middle East Quarterly Summer 2005
Zacarias Moussaoui Asked, Can an Airplane Pilot Shut off Oxygen to Passengers? FrontPageMagazine.com April 29, 2005
[The Boim Trial:] Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize New York Sun December 14, 2004
Coddling a Terrorist [Sami Al-Arian] Costs Votes New York Sun October 19, 2004
[Michael Smerconish and I Debate:] What Kind of Airport Profiling? New York Sun October 5, 2004
To Profile or Not to Profile? [The Abdullah al-Kidd Case] New York Sun September 21, 2004
Is Israel's Security Barrier Unique? Middle East Quarterly Fall 2004
The FBI Loses Its Way [with Marwan Kreidie] New York Sun July 6, 2004
[Brandon Mayfield Case:] "If You Are Muslim, You Are Suspect" New York Sun June 1, 2004
A Call for Intelligent Profiling[ by Frederick Schauer] New York Sun December 30, 2003
U.S. to Israel: Do As We Say ... New York Post July 1, 2003
The FBI Fumbles [on Gamal Abdel-Hafiz] New York Post March 14, 2003
[Mosque Mischief and] Counting Mosques New York Post February 4, 2003
The Enemy Within [and the Need for Profiling] New York Post January 24, 2003
The Logic of Israel's Targeted Killing Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
[Hedayet and] Border Agencies in Denial New York Post October 16, 2002
Postmortem on a Phony War Middle East Quarterly Fall 2002
Catching Some Sleepers Militant Islam Reaches America 2002
War on Terrorism Scorecard Middle East Quarterly Summer 2002
Make the Saudis Pay for Terror New York Post April 15, 2002
Sue the Saudis New York Post February 18, 2002
[Not Profiling at Airports:] A Deadly Error New York Post January 21, 2002
Surprise! It really is a world war on terror New York Post December 31, 2001
Mistakes Made the Catastrophe Possible Wall Street Journal September 12, 2001
Rolling Back the Forces of Terror Wall Street Journal August 13, 2001
Terrorism on Trial Wall Street Journal May 31, 2001
[The Boim Trial:] A New Way to Fight Terrorism Jerusalem Post May 24, 2000
[Terrorism:] The New Enemy Wall Street Journal Europe August 27, 1998
Eavesdropping on Radical Islam Middle East Quarterly March 1995
Defending Germany's Constitution Middle East Quarterly March 1995
Protecting America Middle East Quarterly March 1995
MEF in the Media
Title Publication Date
Humire: Momentum against Iran in Latin America Has 'Taken Off' Middle East Forum Radio September 4, 2019
Daniel Pipes: 'Weak Leadership' Put NYC at Risk of Terror Attacks RT October 31, 2017
Sam Westrop on UK, French Terror Attacks i24News June 7, 2017
Farahat: Egypt's Sisi "Not Strong Enough" to Defeat Radical Islamism Alone Breitbart April 4, 2017
Sam Westrop: London Attack 'Fast Becoming the Norm' Al Jazeera March 23, 2017
Sam Westrop: London-Style Attacks 'Almost Impossible' to Stop i24News March 23, 2017
Gregg Roman on Airline Electronics Ban i24 News March 21, 2017
ISIS: Using Social Media to Expand Beyond Its Borders WHDT May 9, 2016
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
Can Extreme Vetting Work? MEF Wire November 1, 2017
Jihad on Trial MEF Wire October 6, 2008
Lessons from the Counter-terrorism War MEF Wire April 8, 2005
Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror? MEF Wire December 2, 2004
Shutting Down Terrorist Financing MEF Wire December 11, 2003
Press Releases
Title Publication Date
Islamic Relief Fails to Disprove Terror Links News from the Middle East Forum July 30, 2018
MEF Sues DHS for Hiding Information on Its Funding of Islamists News from the Middle East Forum May 1, 2017
Book Title Publication Date
Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War
by Sebastian Gorka
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2017
Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib
by Col. (ret) Lawrence James
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2010
The CIA at War: Inside the Secret Campaign against Terror
by Ronald Kessler
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It
by Rachel Ehrenfeld
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2004