Writings by Topic: Counter-terrorism

Middle East Forum Blog
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ICNA Official Convicted in Connection with Terror Finance Scheme Islamist WatchSeptember 20, 2019
Finally Getting Serious about Identifying Islamists? National Review OnlineMay 23, 2016
UK Muslim 'Disneyland Family' Linked to Mosque of San Bernardino Terrorists BreitbartDecember 25, 2015
ISIS' Imminent Demise National Review OnlineDecember 5, 2015
State Legislator Blasts CAIR, then Caves to It Islamist WatchMay 13, 2015
Middle East Forum Radio
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Steven Emerson on U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Policy Middle East Forum RadioMay 11, 2020
Humire: Momentum against Iran in Latin America Has 'Taken Off' Middle East Forum RadioSeptember 4, 2019
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Keith Rothfus on the Need for "Moral Leadership" in Washington to Disrupt Terror Financing Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 23, 2021
Ilan Berman: The U.S. Must Fight Islamism, not Just Jihadis Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 7, 2021
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Biden's Counterterrorism Ignores Jihadi Threats The American SpectatorDecember 3, 2021
Selective Memory: The Carefully Excised "WHY" of the 9/11 Attacks The Investigative Project on TerrorismSeptember 15, 2021
Europe's Terrorism Report Has Lessons for Americans The Center for Immigration StudiesAugust 16, 2021
Minnesota Military Linguist Ensnared in Honeypot "Abandoned Her Country" for Hizballah The Investigative Project on TerrorismApril 20, 2021
The Threat of Border-Crossing Migrants on Terror Watch List Is Real The Investigative Project on TerrorismApril 7, 2021
Landmark Confirmation of Border Threat The Center for Immigration StudiesMarch 19, 2021
11 Iranians Captured at US-Mexico Border TownhallFebruary 15, 2021
Another Muslim-American Soldier Turns to Terrorism FrontPageJanuary 29, 2021
Legitimizing Terrorists by Zoom ProvidenceDecember 15, 2020
WaPo Story on 'Muslim Ban" Perpetuates Erroneous Partisan Narrative TownhallDecember 4, 2020
Guatemala's Terrorist Designation of Hezbollah Explained The Investigative Project on TerrorismDecember 4, 2020
Ending Trump Travel Ban Spells Trouble The Investigative Project on TerrorismNovember 23, 2020
Why Does Israel Execute Distant Enemies and Coddle Close Ones? The Jewish PressNovember 18, 2020
The Fatal Fear of Being Accused of Racism The CriticNovember 3, 2020
U.S.-Bound Yemeni Migrants and Their Smuggler Busted in Brazil The Center for Immigration StudiesOctober 21, 2020
Congressman: Start Criminal Probe vs SF State U The Washington ExaminerOctober 8, 2020
The Challenge of Repatriating American ISIS Fighters The FederalistSeptember 10, 2020
Jihadi Waltzes into US; Vile Facebook Posts Blow His Cover The Center for Immigration StudiesAugust 26, 2020
Arrest of Released Terror Convict Highlights Threat of Jihadi Recidivism TownhallMay 29, 2020
Pakistani Doctor in Minnesota Indicted for Jihadi Plot The Center for Immigration StudiesMay 5, 2020
Israel Rolls Out New Wartime Plan to Reform Armed Forces Defense NewsFebruary 18, 2020
As Trump Gives Up on 'Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In The Daily BeastFebruary 17, 2020
DHS Must Investigate Somali Terrorist Who Crossed U.S. Southern Border The Center for Immigration StudiesOctober 1, 2019
Sumaiya Ali May Become First Convicted Terrorist Released under First Step Act TownhallAugust 12, 2019
No, Anti-Terrorism Efforts Haven't Hampered Investigations Of White Supremacists The FederalistAugust 6, 2019
Tough Post-9/11 Terrorism Sentencing Laws Under Assault TownhallJuly 9, 2019
How to Reduce the Threat of Released Jihadis The FederalistMay 30, 2019
Two More Jihadis Get Out of Jail Early The Washington ExaminerMay 22, 2019
Why the Case of Jordanian-Mexican Smuggler Who Transported Yemenis over the Texas Border Is Important The Center for Immigration StudiesMay 1, 2019
Extreme Vetting: Still a Dream The Center for Immigration StudiesApril 30, 2019
Did the Maryland Terrorism Suspect Have Ongoing Ties with Jihadists in His Native Trinidad? Center for Immigration StudiesApril 11, 2019
What Became of the Obama-Era Program to Counter Terrorist Infiltration at the Southern Border? Center for Immigration StudiesFebruary 25, 2019
Kurds in Northern Iraq Want U.S. to Stay in Region The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2019
Against the Evidence, Media Keeps Insisting Terrorists Aren't Crossing the Southern Border The FederalistFebruary 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 StudiesJanuary 14, 2019
Trump and the GOP Were Hardly the First to Worry About "Special Interest Alien" Smuggling to the Southwest Border Center for Immigration StudiesJanuary 9, 2019
House Homeland Security Committee Releases Special Report on Terrorist Border Infiltration Threat Center for Immigration StudiesJanuary 3, 2019
Internal Report on Extremism in the Islamic State AymennJawad.orgNovember 1, 2018
Washington's Silent War against Hezbollah in Latin America The HillOctober 8, 2018
Islamic State Shifts from Provinces and Governance to Global Insurgency International Peace Institute: Global ObservatorySeptember 26, 2018
Why Don't Europeans Get It? Jerusalem PostJune 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 HillMarch 9, 2018
Trump Returns "Jihad" to Intelligence FrontPage MagazineDecember 20, 2017
Border Walls Are All the Rage Worldwide Because They Work PJ MediaNovember 7, 2017
Why There's More and More Truck Jihad The Daily CallerNovember 3, 2017
Terror Financing: It's Time to Take Care of Unfinished Business National Review OnlineOctober 6, 2017
A Palestinian Victory at the Temple Mount The Wall Street JournalJuly 26, 2017
London Police Arrest Dozens for 'Hate Crimes,' but Can't Track Jihadists BreibartJune 7, 2017
The Muslim Brotherhood Has Earned Its Terrorist Designation The Washington TimesApril 23, 2017
The Lessons of Omar Abdel Rahman The HillMarch 9, 2017
Smoking Out Islamists via Extreme Vetting Middle East QuarterlySpring 2017
Countering Islamist Extremism the Right Way The National ReviewFebruary 22, 2017
Yale Professor Wants Legal Protections for Advocates of Terror The Daily CallerFebruary 7, 2017
The Real Obama Legacy The Daily CallerJanuary 5, 2017
Israel and the Alliance of the Imperiled The Jewish AdvocateAugust 26, 2016
Coddling Would-be Jihadists Doesn't Work The Toronto SunAugust 23, 2016
Ban the Burqa, Allow the Burkini The Philadelphia InquirerAugust 23, 2016
No Saudi Money for American Mosques The HillAugust 22, 2016
Department of Homeland Security Targeting the Wrong Enemy The Gatestone InstituteJuly 26, 2016
On Islam, Western Leaders Are Liars or Fools PJ MediaJuly 22, 2016
French Lesson: Guns not Critical To Jihadi Violence The Daily CallerJuly 15, 2016
Erdogan Shrugged: Turkey's 'War' against ISIS The Gatestone InstituteJuly 7, 2016
Israel Can Only Manage, Not End, the Threat from Gaza BESA Center PerspectivesJune 30, 2016
Denial Will Not Defeat Islamist Terror, Mr. President Fox NewsJune 27, 2016
Fighting Islamist Terror after Orlando The HillJune 15, 2016
Humor, Counter-terrorism, and ISIS The Sun-SentinelMay 20, 2016
Should the U.S. Build an 'ISIS Wall'? The Gatestone InstituteMay 5, 2016
Kennedy Would Have Taken On Islamists, Mr. Trudeau The Toronto SunApril 26, 2016
The Muslim Will vs. the Western Way FrontPage MagazineApril 18, 2016
Killing ISIS with Kindness Independent Journal ReviewMarch 3, 2016
Can Politically Correct Puppetry Win the War on Islamic Extremism? Independent Journal ReviewFebruary 24, 2016
DHS and the Dearborn Muslim Community: A Relationship on the Rocks? The American ThinkerFebruary 2, 2016
Identifying Islamists through Interrogations The Washington TimesJanuary 12, 2016
Democrats Don't Know ISIS The Washington ExaminerDecember 28, 2015
Obama's Tolerable Level of Terrorism Asia TimesDecember 7, 2015
The French Will Not Surrender This Time The American InterestDecember 5, 2015
America's Response to Islamist Terror Is Always Insufficient The Huffington PostDecember 4, 2015
Terrorism: Time to Take the Gloves Off The Sun-SentinelDecember 4, 2015
Turkey is the Wrong Partner to Fight Terror The Gatestone InstituteNovember 28, 2015
After Paris, Are French Security Forces Up to the Task? The Jewish ChronicleNovember 19, 2015
What France Can Learn from Israel in Confronting Islamist Terror The Times of IsraelNovember 15, 2015
Court Ruling Could Hinder U.S. Investigation of Islamists The American ThinkerNovember 4, 2015
What's the Goal of DOJ's Strong Cities Network? The American ThinkerOctober 8, 2015
Tackling Islamism, Post-Chattanooga The Toronto SunJuly 21, 2015
I Give Up: There Is No Terrorism, There Are No Terrorists National Review OnlineJune 2, 2015
ISIS Attacks on the West The Washington TimesMay 22, 2015
Let's Unfriend ISIS The Rochester Democrat and ChronicleFebruary 25, 2015
The Myth of 'Deradicalizing' Islamic Radicals The Toronto SunNovember 25, 2014
Islamists Demand Counterterrorism Training Censor Ideology FrontPageMagazine.comDecember 13, 2011
In Praise of NYC's Muscular Counterterrorism National Review OnlineSeptember 13, 2011
Early Warnings Ignored Middle East QuarterlyFall 2011
Obama's Pretend Counterterrorism Policy National ReviewAugust 29, 2011
Profiling airline passengers is constitutional and effective The Daily CallerDecember 11, 2010
Obama's Top Counterterror Adviser's Inability to Think Outside the Box Bodes Disaster Pajamas MediaMay 29, 2010
Why Would Anyone Want to Blow Up Times Square? National Review OnlineMay 5, 2010
Can Jihadis Be Rehabilitated? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2010
Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport Jerusalem PostJanuary 6, 2010
Steven Emerson: Combating Radical Islam Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
The System "Worked Really Very, Very Smoothly" in Detroit? FrontPageMagazine.comDecember 28, 2009
Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues Jerusalem PostSeptember 2, 2009
Counterterrorism in Obama's Washington FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 18, 2009
Is U.S. Detention Policy in Iraq Working? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
Must Counterinsurgency Wars Fail? Washington TimesSeptember 14, 2008
Samir Kuntar and the Last Laugh Jerusalem PostJuly 21, 2008
The Psychological Asymmetry of Islamist Warfare Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Washington Protects the Terror Masters [in Courtrooms] Jerusalem PostNovember 15, 2007
[Brandon Mayfield and] Preempt Terrorists, Or Not? Jerusalem PostOctober 8, 2007
The U.S. Counter-propaganda Failure in Iraq Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
John Doe in Perspective FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 10, 2007
My Cyber Counter-jihad Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
How to End Terrorism[: With Moderate Islam] New York SunDecember 5, 2006
Should airport security procedures include ethnic and religious profiling? Costco ConnectionNovember 2006
U.S. Improvising on Security Five Years After 9/11 New York SunSeptember 5, 2006
Time to Profile Airline Passengers? New York SunAugust 22, 2006
[London Airline Plot] Plans Destroyed National Review OnlineAugust 11, 2006
Targeted Killings FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 21, 2006
Political Strategies to Counterterrorism The Evolving Threat: International Terrorism in the post 9-11 EraJuly 12, 2006
Does the [New York] Police Department Profile? Should It? New York SunJune 13, 2006
Weak Brits, Tough French New York SunJuly 12, 2005
The Next London Bombing FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 11, 2005
[London Terrorism:] British "Covenant of Security" with Islamists Ends New York SunJuly 8, 2005
Lost in Translation Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
Zacarias Moussaoui Asked, Can an Airplane Pilot Shut off Oxygen to Passengers? FrontPageMagazine.comApril 29, 2005
[The Boim Trial:] Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize New York SunDecember 14, 2004
Coddling a Terrorist [Sami Al-Arian] Costs Votes New York SunOctober 19, 2004
[Michael Smerconish and I Debate:] What Kind of Airport Profiling? New York SunOctober 5, 2004
To Profile or Not to Profile? [The Abdullah al-Kidd Case] New York SunSeptember 21, 2004
Is Israel's Security Barrier Unique? Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
The FBI Loses Its Way [with Marwan Kreidie] New York SunJuly 6, 2004
[Brandon Mayfield Case:] "If You Are Muslim, You Are Suspect" New York SunJune 1, 2004
A Call for Intelligent Profiling[ by Frederick Schauer] New York SunDecember 30, 2003
U.S. to Israel: Do As We Say ... New York PostJuly 1, 2003
The FBI Fumbles [on Gamal Abdel-Hafiz] New York PostMarch 14, 2003
[Mosque Mischief and] Counting Mosques New York PostFebruary 4, 2003
The Enemy Within [and the Need for Profiling] New York PostJanuary 24, 2003
The Logic of Israel's Targeted Killing Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
[Hedayet and] Border Agencies in Denial New York PostOctober 16, 2002
Postmortem on a Phony War Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Catching Some Sleepers Militant Islam Reaches America2002
War on Terrorism Scorecard Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
Make the Saudis Pay for Terror New York PostApril 15, 2002
Sue the Saudis New York PostFebruary 18, 2002
[Not Profiling at Airports:] A Deadly Error New York PostJanuary 21, 2002
Surprise! It really is a world war on terror New York PostDecember 31, 2001
Mistakes Made the Catastrophe Possible Wall Street JournalSeptember 12, 2001
Rolling Back the Forces of Terror Wall Street JournalAugust 13, 2001
Terrorism on Trial Wall Street JournalMay 31, 2001
[The Boim Trial:] A New Way to Fight Terrorism Jerusalem PostMay 24, 2000
[Terrorism:] The New Enemy Wall Street Journal EuropeAugust 27, 1998
Eavesdropping on Radical Islam Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
Defending Germany's Constitution Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
Protecting America Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
MEF in the Media
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Daniel Pipes: 'Weak Leadership' Put NYC at Risk of Terror Attacks RTOctober 31, 2017
Sam Westrop on UK, French Terror Attacks i24NewsJune 7, 2017
Farahat: Egypt's Sisi "Not Strong Enough" to Defeat Radical Islamism Alone BreitbartApril 4, 2017
Sam Westrop: London Attack 'Fast Becoming the Norm' Al JazeeraMarch 23, 2017
Sam Westrop: London-Style Attacks 'Almost Impossible' to Stop i24NewsMarch 23, 2017
Gregg Roman on Airline Electronics Ban i24 NewsMarch 21, 2017
ISIS: Using Social Media to Expand Beyond Its Borders WHDTMay 9, 2016
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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Can Extreme Vetting Work? MEF WireNovember 1, 2017
Jihad on Trial MEF WireOctober 6, 2008
Lessons from the Counter-terrorism War MEF WireApril 8, 2005
Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror? MEF WireDecember 2, 2004
Shutting Down Terrorist Financing MEF WireDecember 11, 2003
Press Releases
Title Publication Date
Sen. Grassley Opposes Samantha Powers Nomination Because of Terror Finance Scandal Uncovered by MEF News from the Middle East ForumApril 28, 2021
Islamic Relief Fails to Disprove Terror Links News from the Middle East ForumJuly 30, 2018
MEF Sues DHS for Hiding Information on Its Funding of Islamists News from the Middle East ForumMay 1, 2017
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Backgrounder: 9/11 and Radical Islam MEForum.orgSeptember 11, 2021
Book Title Publication Date
Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War
by Sebastian Gorka
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2017
Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib
by Col. (ret) Lawrence James
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2010
The CIA at War: Inside the Secret Campaign against Terror
by Ronald Kessler
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It
by Rachel Ehrenfeld
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004