By Patrick Poole, October 2014 Reports that ISIS has surrounded Baghdad and is quickly closing in on the Baghdad International Airport (armed with MANPADS, no less) are troubling. Baghdad itself has been rocked by a series of VBIED attacks in the past 24 hours by ISIS, indicating that the battle for Baghdad has begun. The…Details
From the Center for Security Policy’s Panel: Benghazi: US Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine, November 2012.
Three of America’s top experts on the shariah doctrinal threat to national security. Stephen Coughlin, Dr. Andrew Bostom and Diana West, were joined by Frank Gaffney to discuss, “Benghazi: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine” at Hillsdale College in Washington, DC, November 13, 2012, presented by the Center for Security Policy.
Muslim Brotherhood front groups and their apologists never tire of pointing out the strict Koranic injunctions against killing innocents. This is, of course, dissembling. In a rare radio interview, Major Stephen Coughlin (expert in Islamic law and former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff) tackles an issue of the utmost importance: who is innocent…Details
By Jeffrey Breinholt, CounterterrorismBlog.org, Major Steve Coughlin has been in the news lately. Little of the attention has focused on his ideas, rather than the intrigue surrounding the non-renewal of his contact as a briefer for the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, supposedly because he violated the sensibilities of the current climate. Meanwhile, his 300-page master’s…Details
Patrick Poole appeared on Fox News with Neil Cavuto to discuss failures of the FBI when it comes to counterterrorism. April 24, 2013.
Terrorism analyst Patrick Poole talks about his paper: “10 Failures of the US Government on the Domestic Islamist Threat.” (pdf)
Patrick Poole and Stephen Coughlin spoke at a Center for Security Policy’s National Security Group Lunch on Capitol Hill on Friday, 9 May, 2014.
Stephen Coughlin spoke at the Freedom Defense Initiative inaugural event in Washington, DC on February 19, 2010. His presentation was called, “America at a Crossroads.”
Stephen Coughlin questions members of the OIC Human Rights Committee in Washington, DC, December 13, 2012.
Over more than a decade following 9/11, Stephen Coughlin was one of the US government’s most astute and objective analysts, and an expert in the connections between Islamic law, terrorism and the jihadist movement around the globe. Through knowledge of published Islamic law, Coughlin had an demonstrated ability to forecast events both in the Middle…Details
To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad is the unclassified thesis submitted by Major Stephen Coughlin, Military Intelligence, USAR, NDIC Class 2007 to the faculty of the National Defense Intelligence College in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, July 2007. CONTENTS Chapter One…Details
Stephen Coughlin’s brief explanation of the Islamic doctrine of Abrogation at the Defeat Jihad Summit in Washington, DC in February 2015;