August 14, 2022

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Does Not Say Whether ‘Extremism’ Is Still a Top Priority

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin did not say under questioning from a Republican lawmaker this week whether rooting out “extremism” in the military is still a top priority for him, after the Pentagon found fewer than 1srcsrc instances of extremism over the past year. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL), an Army Special Forces reservist, reminded Austin at…

Biden Administration Official: Pentagon Is Working ‘Quite Hard’ to Define Extremism

The Defense Department does not yet have a definition of what “extremism” is but is working “quite hard” to define it, according to senior Biden administration officials this week. The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled a 32-page summary of its national strategy for countering domestic terrorism,  broadly outlining some things the government would do, including the…

We Must Stand Up to Leftist Extremism.

Thursday’s confirmation hearing was unlike any other in modern history.  Countless Americans watched spellbound during the testimonies and questioning of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Many agree that Dr. Ford was likely a victim of a sexual assault, but her limited recall of the facts, and particularly the refutations of her named […]

To Fix Counterterrorism, End Obama’s ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Strategy

Last June, the jihadist terrorist Omar Mateen opened fire at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 and wounding several other revelers. It quickly became clear that Mateen was yet another “known wolf” – the term popularized by my friend and colleague Patrick Poole to describe the frequent phenomenon of terrorists who manage […]

Almost 400 People In 9 Countries Were Killed By Islamic Extremism During Ramadan

The 2016 Muslim holiday of Ramadan ended Tuesday and will go down as one of the bloodiest in modern history. Close to 400 people died from a series of Islamic terrorist attacks in nine different countries. Most incidents were linked to Islamic State, which urged its supporters to carry out attacks during the fast. Some believe […]

Former Interior Minister Warns Merkel: Germany Is Importing “Islamist Extremism, Anti-Semitism, And Conflicts Of Other Nations”

Germany’s security experts have rounded on the country’s leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel, warning that her immigration policy will “produce extremists”, and stating that the country is importing “Islamist extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, [and] national and ethnic conflicts of other nations”. Former Interior Secretary August Hanning told Die Welt Am Sonntag (the World on Sunday): “The German security authorities are […]

A New Global Police to Fight “Violent Extremism” in the U.S.?

The Obama administration plans to create a global police force that counters “violent extremism” in the United States and elsewhere. The problem is that in Obama-speak “violent extremism” refers not only to jihadists wishing to harm Americans but also to conservatives and Tea Party activists. Just ask all the law-abiding right-of-center nonprofit groups targeted by […]

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