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“On the Road Again” with Secretary Napolitano, One Logical Trip Missing from Schedule

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has been making numerous public appearances throughout the country. I applaud Secretary Napolitano’s efforts communicating with the public, but what I do not understand is that among her many domestic travel destinations, Napolitano has never visited the one place Arizona where DHS has made a major investment – the area where the “SBInet” technology has been deployed and is currently being used with great success.

Author to discuss potential global Muslim Brotherhood, 10 am April 27 | The National Press Club

Author to discuss potential global Muslim Brotherhood, 10 am April 27 | The National Press Club Author Lorenzo Vidino will discuss the potential for a global Muslim Brotherhood organization at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Zenger Room. Vidino, who wrote “The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West,” is an academic […]

A Timeline of U.S. Terrorism Cases in America

A Timeline of U.S. Terrorism Cases in America – Homeland Security Digital Library
There has been an increase in the number of American citizens involved in terrorist activity according to the new report entitled, A Timeline of U.S. Terror Cases.

U.S. lawmakers condemn Koran burning, violent reaction

U.S. lawmakers condemn Koran burning, violent reaction – Homeland Security Newswire
U.S. legislators of both parties are condemning the burning of a Koran by a radical American Christian pastor, an act that has provoked deadly protests in Afghanistan.

Rep. Rogers: 'Concern' about Libyan 'terrorist threat'

Rep. Rogers: ‘Concern’ about Libyan ‘terrorist threat’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room
Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers (R) said there’s “concern” elements of al Qaeda may have infiltrated the rebel forces in Libyan, but said the possibility of Col. Moammar Gadhafi remaining in power was more worrying.

In Afghanistan, Blood Over the Burning of a Koran

In Afghanistan, Blood Over the Burning of a Koran – TIME Violent protests rocked the southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar on Saturday as more than 2,000 people marched against the burning of a Koran by a radical Christian preacher in Gainesville, Fla., two weeks ago. The demonstration left eight dead and 61 injured, Afghan media […]

A Unique ICE-Muslim Cooperative Initiative

Peter King’s Homeland Security hearings on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response” convinced me to prepare this post about an initiative established in the DHS/ICE Special Agent in Charge office in New York City. From my perspective, the meetings were productive because they allowed ICE and Muslim communities to speak openly about initiatives, procedures and concerns about profiling.

Peter King's Muslim Radicalization Hearings: Plenty of Hysteria to Go Around

We’ve got anti-Muslim accusations. We’ve got anti-American accusations. We’ve got anti-Peter King accusations. We’ve got charges of bigotry, racism and religious intolerance. We’ve got a New York Times magazine writer asserting that “America is a tinderbox of prejudice and fear.” In short, we’ve got a lot of hysteria.

Guantanamo – Reality Bites for Pandering Promises

At the height of the 1988 Presidential campaign, George H. W. Bush stood at the podium of the Republican National Convention and uttered: “Read my lips, no new taxes!” Now, fast forward to 2000, where a young Senator from Illinois (Barack Obama) promised to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. After two years in office, reality sets in. Bush couldn’t hold back new taxes, and now Obama can’t close Guantanamo. Reality bites, and this is one of those times for Barack Obama.

GW Homeland Security Policy Institute Issues White Papers on the Muslim Brotherhood

Like any movement that spans continents and has millions of affiliates, the global Muslim Brotherhood is hardly a monolithic block. Personal and ideological divisions are common. Divergences emerge on how the movement should try to achieve its goals and, in some cases, even on what those goals should actually be.