Indiana Grandmother now ISIS Supporter

German media highlighted the American jihadist transplant and her husband after they flew the ISIS flag outside their home. She has a valid passport and can return to the U.S. at any time. By Patrick Poole A 50-year-old grandmother from Indianapolis who was profiled by Fox News in 2010 is back in the news in…

Minneapolis Terror Deradicalization Program Fails–Test Case Back in Jail

By Patrick Poole A terror deradicalization program — established in the “Ground Zero” of terror recruitment, Minnesota’s Twin Cities — has already failed after just a few months. The program was established after a federal court released 19-year-old terror suspect Abdullahi Yusuf to a halfway house earlier this year. Federal prosecutors opposed Yusuf’s release, but…

Phoenix Mosque Attended by Garland Jihadists Previously Spawned Two Other Terrorists

By Patrick Poole. Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi were preceded by Hassan Abu-Jihaad and Derrick Shareef, all of whom attended the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix. Yesterday at PJ Media, I reported on conflicting stories offered by the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix (ICCP) regarding former mosque attendees Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, who were killed…

5 Key Implications if Baghdad Falls to ISIS

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…

Stephen Coughlin

Coughlin for Beginners

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…