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  • Downfall coming through coalition of Islamists and Marxists?

    05/09/2013 10:14:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | May 8, 2013 | Anita Crane
    'If we're going to get a grip on this, we have to know their narrative and understand it' A noted specialist on Islamic law and ideology from the Center for Security Policy, who has been cited as an expert for the Pentagon, says a coalition of Islamists and Marxists is working to destroy the United States. The comments come from Stephen Coughlin, a lecturer for leading Department of Defense institutions such as the Naval War College, Marine Corps HQ-Quantico and for the FBI. Coughlin is a retired major in the U.S. Army reserves and was assigned to USCENTCOM, with a...
  • Stephen Coughlin: Boston, Jihad & the Media Narrative (Excerpt)

    05/04/2013 9:13:52 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Center for Security Policy YouTube Channel ^ | 2 May 2013 | Major Stephen Coughlin, US Army (Retired)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLjJlXASwOg This is an excerpt from a longer presentation by Center for Security Policy senior fellow Stephen Coughlin. In it, he explains doctrinal and historical background for the recent jihadist attack in Boston. Beginning with media reports willfully confused about the motivations of the Chechen Mulsim Tsarnaev brothers, Coughlin deconstructs the lineage of the 'individual jihad' vs 'jihad by bands' or secret, foreign-controlled cells.
  • Boston And The Future Of Islam In America

    04/22/2013 5:15:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2013 | Reihan Salam
    One of the central questions surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings is whether they portend a larger wave of terror attacks by homegrown Islamic radicals. The culprits, two brothers of Chechen origin, one of whom was a naturalized U.S. citizen, had both lived in the country for more than a decade.
  • Pay No Attention to the Burning Flags, Stormed Consulates, and Dead Americans . . .

    09/15/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 14, 2012 2:09 P.M. | By Victor Davis Hanson
    One of the ways of understanding the strange nonchalant response of the administration to prior warnings of trouble in the Arab Spring countries, and its contextualization of the violence on the anniversary of 9/11, is its belief that it is somehow separated from the object of the violence. Raging crowds and Islamic wrath could not possibly be connected to the enlightened Obama administration given the three years of laborious Muslim outreach and the long-ago departure of George Bush. So we are to think away all those burning flags, stormed consulates, and dead Americans, and instead remember that the violence “is...
  • Poll shows Ohio Sen. Brown leading potential GOP challengers

    06/01/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2011 | Sean J. Miller
    Brown was thought to be in for a tough reelection race, in part, because his party was decimated in the state last cycle. Democrats lost five House seats, the governor's mansion and failed to pick up the open Senate seat in Ohio last November. But a new survey by Public Policy Polling showed Brown with a comfortable lead over his potential challengers. Former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell trails Brown by 51-33, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (R) loses to the Democrat, 50-31 and former State Sen. Kevin Coughlin (R) trails by a similar deficit. State Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) and...
  • NFL coaches visit troops in Iraq in first USO trip

    07/04/2009 3:16:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 854+ views
    The soldiers expressed their gratitude over and over to the NFL coaches who made the trip to Iraq. "They kept thanking us," said the Tennessee Titans' Jeff Fisher. "We kept thanking them." Fisher, the New York Giants' Tom Coughlin, the Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh, former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden are taking part in the first NFL-USO coaches tour over the Fourth of July weekend. A world they knew only through the distant glimpses of news reports turned very real for the coaches as they met with hundreds of soldiers in three...
  • Glenn Beck Slanders Fr. Charles E. Coughlin

    05/02/2009 8:00:15 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 169 replies · 5,235+ views
    Glenn Beck Program (radio) ^ | April 30, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Click the link for audio segment on Youtube. On his program of April 30, shortly after 9:35 AM EST, Glenn Beck slandered the heroic Catholic victim of 1930s Communism and the FDR smear machine, Fr. Charles E. Coughlin, as an "anti-semite," "Jew-baiter," "race-baiter," "a kook," etc., and as "okay with the extermination of Jews," and as believing "the ovens aren't that bad." Beck then went on to make other less-shocking, though equally baseless, characterizations of Coughlin's concept of "social justice."
  • Islamic subversion alleged by speaker

    02/18/2009 7:37:05 AM PST · by FreeManN · 28 replies · 1,418+ views
    Times-Gazette ^ | 2/17/09 | Times-Gazette
    Islamic subversion alleged by speaker Tuesday, February 17, 2009 By Brian Mosely John Guandolo (T-G Photo by Brian Mosely) [Click to enlarge] [Order this photo] A former FBI special agent told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel that a network of Islamic organizations are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States. During a presentation at the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, former FBI agent John Guandolo briefed members about groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which he claims is working with other Islamic groups to slowly implement Shariah, also known as Islamic law, which encompasses all areas...
  • The Democrats' 'Soft' Jihadist

    08/25/2008 12:22:25 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 25 August 08 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    On Sunday, Democratic delegates convening in Denver were prayed over by representatives of various faiths. One stood out: Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America. With this choice, Barak Obama's campaign has committed a strategic error of the first order. After all, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has been identified by the Department of Justice not only as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood – a global Islamist movement with the stated mission in America of "destroying Western civilization from within." Worse yet, it has also been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the United...
  • Strange Doings at the Army War College (PC run amok and may kill us in the end!)

    01/15/2009 12:19:00 PM PST · by matginzac · 18 replies · 949+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 15 January 2009 | Ethel C. Fenig
    This report from Pajamas Media titled "Strategic Collapse at the Army War College" is just plain frightening. A faculty member publicly defends Hamas while students are not allowed to read texts on militant Islam. (snip) Two recent blog posts by Washington Post military correspondent Tom Ricks related to policies and publications by the U.S. Army War College give evidence to this strategic collapse in the War on Terror. Two weeks ago, Ricks reported on a new publication by Army War College research professor Sherifa Zuhur on Hamas and Israel that informs readers that Hamas has been misunderstood due to the...
  • Kosovo Albanian gets 20 months for terror plot on Fort Dix

    03/31/2008 6:49:14 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 10 replies · 432+ views
    AP via Serbianna ^ | March 31,2008 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    CAMDEN, New Jersey-A man who admitted letting a group of accused terror-plotters shoot his guns at a firing range was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Monday. Judge Robert Kugler said Agron Abdullahu, who is originally from Kosovo, deserved more than the 10 to 16 months that sentencing guidelines call for because he knew the men who were talking about violence against Americans. "I am convinced that he is not as innocent as he'd like us to believe," Kugler said before handing down his sentence. "This is not a common, ordinary, technical violation of the law." However, the sentence...
  • Influential Muslim in Defense Department cleared of any wrongdoing

    04/05/2008 10:30:55 AM PDT · by JCG · 37 replies · 335+ views
    Washington Times via Jihad Watch ^ | 04/05/08 | Bill Gertz
    But were the Action steps recommended here undertaken? It appears that they were not. An update on the Stephen Couglin imbroglio: "Islam cleared," from Bill Gertz's Inside the Ring in the Washington Times (thanks to all who sent this in):Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England cleared his special assistant of any wrongdoing related to a run-in with former Joint Staff analyst Stephen Coughlin, and amid questions about the Muslim aide's background. "The deputy secretary's office has thoroughly reviewed the issues of concern raised by a few members of Congress and the media and has concluded there is no reason to question...
  • Excerpt: To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say about Jihad

    04/05/2008 5:14:59 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 10 replies · 76+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | April 4, 2008 | Stephen C. Coughlin, Major, Military Intelligence, USAR
    This is the last in a series four excerpts from this report. GOING DEEP ON JIHAD: THE ROLE OF SUBMISSION Beyond Kinetics The requirements of jihad neither begin nor end with the kinetic aspects of warfare. Flowing from the law of jihad is the Islamic concept of submission and the division of the world into the dar al-Islam and dar al-harb. While Qur’an Verse 9:29 allows “People of the Book” 318 to “submit and feel themselves subdued,” rather than be executed if choosing not to convert, the option of servitude is not automatic: It is not fitting for a Prophet...
  • "To Our Great Detriment" (revisit Major Coughlin's paper and some extras)

    03/24/2008 5:40:39 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 412+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | Mar 24, 2008 | Maj. Steven Coughlin
      "To Our Great Detriment" CSP Featured Paper | Mar 24, 2008 by Maj. Steven Coughlin In comments made at the National Defense University on 1 December 2005, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace explained to his audience the importance of "understand[ing] the nature of the enemy" if we hope to defeat jihadi extremists.  Comparing our situation today, with that faced by an earlier generation who had to deal with the reality of the Nazi threat, General Pace suggested a simple solution to complying with his injunction: "read what our enemies have said.  Remember Hitler...He said in writing exactly...
  • Americans Must Be Committed to Defeating Terrorist Enemy, England Says

    03/19/2008 4:51:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 343+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2008 – Americans must be as committed to defeating the terrorist enemy as that enemy is to defeating the United States and all that for which the nation stands, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England said today at the Navy League’s Sea, Air, Space Expo here. The deputy secretary spoke before an overflow crowd at the Expo on the fifth anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He said the war on terror will be a long war more analogous to the Cold War than a war with a definite beginning and end. He cited similarities between...
  • The Coughlin Affair By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

    02/25/2008 11:47:10 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 256+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2008 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The Coughlin Affair By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. Monday, February 25, 2008 Imagine trying to fight a war without a clue as to what motivates your enemy or governs his strategy for your destruction. Actually, you don’t have to work too hard to get your head around such an insane idea; it is the current practice of the United States government. This is not, of course, the way it is supposed to be. According, for example, to the Pentagon’s own guidelines as reflected in the Army’s Field Manual 34-130 dealing with Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), one of the...
  • Islam probed: Heshem that is

    02/02/2008 10:05:01 PM PST · by brityank · 32 replies · 13,744+ views
    ACT for America ^ | 1 February, 2008 | Jerry Gordon & Claudia Rosset
    Islam probed: Heshem that is February 1, 2008comment by Jerry Gordon What is that careworn expression: "oh what a tangled web we weave, when we first begin to deceive". That is what eventuated after the journalistic endeavors of former Wall Street journalist and now resident sleuth at the Foundation for the Defense of democracy in Washington, Claudia Rosset pressed the Pentagon on inconsistencies in Defense Muslim outreach aide, Heshem Islam's resume. As we posted on this rapidly developing story, the DoD puff piece on Heshem Islam, the Muslim outreach aide to Deputy Defense Secretary England, who accused Pentagon Islamic...
  • Walter Jones not ready to back McCain

    02/20/2008 8:51:52 AM PST · by Prospero · 9 replies · 156+ views
    Elizabeth City Daily Advance ^ | Wednesday, February 20 | Zac Goldstein
    CAMDEN, NC — Even as fellow Republican John McCain closes in on his party's presidential nomination, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones is still not convinced the Arizona senator is the GOP's best choice to take on the Democrats' choice for president in the fall. Jones, R-N.C., is still supporting fellow Congressman Ron Paul for the GOP presidential nomination, even though the Texas Republican had only collected 14 delegates to McCain's 908. McCain was poised to pick up 56 more Tuesday night in the GOP primaries in Wisconsin and Washington. Interviewed following a ribbon-cutting event in Camden County Tuesday, Jones acknowledged that...
  • Coughlin v. Islam

    02/15/2008 6:04:36 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 26 replies · 171+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 15 Feb 08 | Bill Gertz
    "As for the official spin that Mr. Coughlin was not fired but simply finishing his contract, one official said, "He did not intend to cancel his contract. He was making great headway within the JCS and was excited about it, even though he had to start over every time personnel rotated out." The official said the Joint Staff section leader who fired Mr. Coughlin indicated that he did not support the decision and that "England's office was involved" in the firing."
  • Is this why Sandy Berger needed to destroy those documents? PART II: MEET ERIC S. EDELMAN

    02/12/2008 10:02:33 AM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 42 replies · 1,033+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE
    Okay, first a little background for Freepers who haven't been following all of these stories. STORY #1: Coughlin & Islam at the Pentagon Stephen Coughlin was a Pentagon analyst [in fact the ONLY Pentagon analyst] with a specialization in Koranic & Hadithic formulations of Jihad. At the urging of one Hasham Islam [also known as "Hesham H Islam"], in the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Coughlin was fired in early January of 2008 [or late December of 2007]. After an enormous uproar in the intelligence community, and with the help of Congresswoman Sue Myrick [R-NC], Coughlin was finally...
  • Embattled Muslim aide to leave Pentagon job (FLASH!!! More on Major Coughlin Story)

    02/11/2008 8:31:48 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 105 replies · 447+ views
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism. ^ | 11 February 2008 | The Investigative Project on Terrorism.
    Embattled Muslim aide to leave Pentagon job Hesham Islam's 'resume didn't add up,' official says WorldNetDaily February 11, 2008In a stunning turn of events, a high-level Muslim military aide blamed for costing an intelligence contractor his job will step down from his own Pentagon post, WND has learned. Meanwhile, his rival, Maj. Stephen Coughlin, a leading authority on Islamic war doctrine, may stay in the Pentagon, moving from the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the office of the secretary of defense. However, sources say a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey is trying to block...
  • Embattled Muslim aide to leave Pentagon job

    02/11/2008 12:48:28 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 81 replies · 253+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 11, 2008 | Staff
    Hesham Islam's 'resume didn't add up,' official says In a stunning turn of events, a high-level Muslim military aide blamed for costing an intelligence contractor his job will step down from his own Pentagon post, WND has learned. Meanwhile, his rival, Maj. Stephen Coughlin, a leading authority on Islamic war doctrine, may stay in the Pentagon, moving from the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the office of the secretary of defense. However, sources say a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey is trying to block his new contract. The top Pentagon aide, Egyptian-born Hesham H....
  • Pentagon Aide's [Hesham Islam] Invitations Contradicted U.S. Policy

    02/06/2008 3:36:09 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 15 replies · 70+ views
    IPT News ^ | February 4, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    "At the urging of a subordinate, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England scheduled at least two meetings with foreign emissaries in direct contradiction of U.S. policy at the time. The meetings date back to 2005. They involved a Lebanese ambassador considered a proxy for the Syrian government and a leading member of Syria's Muslim Brotherhood."
  • Pentagon Aide's Invitations Contradicted U.S. Policy by Steven Emerson

    02/06/2008 7:18:57 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 7 replies · 102+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 6, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    Published: February 6, 2008 Pentagon Aide's Invitations Contradicted U.S. PolicySteven EmersonAt the urging of a subordinate, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England scheduled at least two meetings with foreign emissaries in direct contradiction of U.S. policy at the time. The meetings date back to 2005. They involved a Lebanese ambassador considered a proxy for the Syrian government and a leading member of Syria's Muslim Brotherhood.U.S. policy at the time was not to engage in talks with either man, because they represent groups with whom the United States was not to communicate. The meetings were organized by England's special assistant for...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • Islamist 'Trojan horse' in Pentagon, says FBI and Steve Emerson

    02/02/2008 11:26:56 PM PST · by brityank · 31 replies · 12,805+ views
    World Net Daily via ACT for America ^ | February 2, 2008 | Jerry Gordon
    Islamist 'Trojan horse' in Pentagon, says FBI and Steve Emerson February 2, 2008 comment by Jerry Gordon l'affaire Coughlin, as we keep saying gets 'curioser and curioser'. Yesterday it was the bafflegab explanation by minions at DoD about why they dropped Heshem Islam 'puff piece' and resume from a website. Islam, appropriate name, is the Muslim outreach aide to Deputy Defense Secretary England. Further, we found that Islam had peculiar views on Israel - Arab conflict. His security clearance should be yanked as a result of this patent embroidery of his 'c.v.'. He should be sacked, and not our...
  • Super Bowl Predictions

    02/02/2008 6:23:42 PM PST · by Gargantua · 24 replies · 569+ views
    Self | February 2, 2008 | Gargantua
    So, I think that Belichick is the greatest coach in history, Brady the best quarterback, and the Patriots the best team in the history of the sport. My prediction, Patriots win 42-19. You??? ;-/
  • Islamist 'Trojan horse' in Pentagon, say experts

    02/02/2008 4:33:37 AM PST · by Man50D · 33 replies · 13,049+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 1, 2008
    Federal authorities say a high-level Muslim Pentagon aide, who led a campaign to silence a Pentagon intelligence analyst for taking a hard line against Islam, is running an "influence operation" on behalf of U.S. Muslim groups fronting for the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Hesham H. Islam, a special assistant to deputy Defense secretary Gordon England, recently criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the military's leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism. After Islam lodged complaints, Coughlin's contract with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon was not...
  • Islamist 'Trojan horse' in Pentagon, say experts

    02/01/2008 7:19:35 PM PST · by RTO · 114 replies · 1,003+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/01/2008 | WND
    Federal authorities say a high-level Muslim Pentagon aide, who led a campaign to silence a Pentagon intelligence analyst for taking a hard line against Islam, is running an "influence operation" on behalf of U.S. Muslim groups fronting for the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Hesham H. Islam (left), Muslim aide to the deputy secretary of defense, with Muslim military chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam (right) Hesham H. Islam, a special assistant to deputy Defense secretary Gordon England, recently criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the military's leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism....
  • Islam Probed [Coughlin Accuser Is a Clinton-esque Liar]]

    02/01/2008 6:24:57 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 27 replies · 690+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 01 Feb 08 | Bill Gertz
    Miss Rosett tried — and failed — to get straight answers from Mr. Wensing about why Mr. Islam claimed that when he was 7 his family was bombed by Israeli jets at his home in Cairo, when there is no evidence the Israelis bombed the Egyptian capital during the 1967 war. Also, Mr. Wensing could not explain why Mr. Islam said in his biography that he was on a freighter sunk by an Iranian torpedo in the Persian Gulf when there is no record of the ship being sunk. According to his 1992 master's thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School,...
  • Maj. Steve Coughlin for Beginners by Jeffrey Breinholt

    01/30/2008 4:48:17 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 19 replies · 770+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 30 January 2008 | Jeffrey Breinholt
    Published: January 30, 2008 Maj. Steve Coughlin for BeginnersJeffrey Breinholt Maj. Steve Coughlin has been in the news lately. Little of the attention has focused on his ideas – rather, it’s the intrigue surrounding the non-renewal of his contact as a briefer for the Joint Chiefs of Staffs that has been the focus, supposedly because he violated the sensibilities of the current climate. Meanwhile, his 300-page master's thesis is posted on the website of the International Strategy and Assessment Center, where Maj. Coughlin and I are fellows. What does his thesis say? My goal here is to summarize Coughlin’s main...
  • Unspoken

    01/29/2008 9:06:24 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 65 replies · 2,816+ views
    The Belmont Club ^ | January 29, 2008 | Richard Fernandez
    -snip- By implication the struggle between Hesher Islam and Coughlin is symptomatic of a far larger and unresolved debate, which might be summarized as being over whether or not "Islam is a religion of peace", an assumption which has undergirded the War On Terror From September 11 onwards. -snip- One of the implicit strategies of the War on Terror has been to fight Islamic terrorism in conjunction with the populations of Muslim countries. In Iraq, for example, the alliances between Coalition Forces and local groups have formed the basis for attacking and eventually destroying al-Qaeda. -snip- This strategy has many...
  • New blasphemy: Ignoring the facts about Islamic law

    01/28/2008 10:44:02 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 370+ views
    the oklahoman ^ | January 23, 2008 | Diana West
    Mazar-i-Sharif. Ring a bell? In 2001, a 32-year-old Marine captain and CIA officer named John Michael Spann was killed there in a prison riot, thus becoming the first American combat death in Afghanistan. Not incidentally, Spann, before violence broke out, had interrogated an uncooperative John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban. This all took place before the U.S. military completely toppled Afghanistan's Taliban oppressors. Nearly seven years later, American-liberated Mazar-i-Sharif has again made headlines — well, one or two — as the site of the prison where a 23-year-old Afghan journalist has been detained for three months (and counting) on blasphemy...
  • Threat Matrix: January 2008

    01/02/2008 8:53:38 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,340 replies · 9,982+ views
    Still in Control Pervez Musharraf was calm, confident and—despite a flurry of rumors—not about to announce his resignation. Instead, the Pakistani president's "concession" to his troubled nation was an announcement that he would allow Britain's Scotland Yard to help local law enforcement agencies with their investigation into last week's assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Speaking in a nationally televised address two hours after Pakistan's election commission announced the postponement of the ballot to Feb. 18, six weeks later than had been scheduled, Musharraf was notably deferential in his remarks about Bhutto, often invoking her "martyrdom" and extolling...
  • Questions for the Pentagon [More on the Firing of the Islamic Expert]

    01/25/2008 12:13:06 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 43 replies · 905+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2008 | Claudia Rosett
    "...what’s emerging at the Pentagon is a landscape in which Stephen Coughlin’s insistence on crafting doctrine based not on politically correct assumptions, but on facts, is apparently deemed a bridge too far."
  • Validating Major Coughlin By Andrew G. Bostom

    01/24/2008 7:10:24 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 67+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 24 January 2008 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Validating Major Coughlin   By Andrew G. Bostom FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, January 24, 2008 The very courageous and forthright Dr. Tawfik Hamid has written a must read analysis in the Jerusalem Post, entitled “The development of a jihadist’s mind.” Although Dr. Hamid—a former member of the jihadist organization, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Jamaah Islamiyah)—faces overwhelming obstacles, not the least of which will be the flimsy basis for his own, albeit desperately needed, re-interpretations of core Islamic theology/jurisprudence vis a vis the jihad, and its corollary institution, dhimmitude, he is possessed of unusual candor, and insight. Dr. Hamid even voices concerns about...
  • Pentagon Analyst Ousted for Violating 'Peter Pan Plan'

    01/20/2008 9:27:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies · 95+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 19 Jan 2008 | John Semmens
    Major Stephen Coughlin, the U.S. Department of Defense’s top authority on Islamic war doctrine, was ousted from his job as an intelligence analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for mentioning the connection between Islam and terror. Hesham Islam, an aide to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, was deemed instrumental in Coughlin’s dismissal. Coughlin had prepared briefings warning that major U.S. Muslim groups were fronting for Muslim terrorist groups. Hersham Islam is involved with one of these groups--the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)--which has been named in a major terror funding case. In a 333-page report, Coughlin warned that...
  • Pentagon's Top Islamic Authority a Victim of P.C.

    01/19/2008 8:20:16 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 10 replies · 110+ views
    Maj. Stephen Coughlin, the military's top authority on Islamic war doctrine, was pushed out of the Pentagon, where he worked as an intelligence analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after a high-level Muslim official protested his making a connection between Islamic law and terror. Hesham Islam, a personal aide to deputy Defense secretary Gordon England, criticized Coughlin for telling a hard truth that could save soldiers lives and help us win the war against jihadists. But what really set him off, according to Washington Times Pentagon correspondent Bill Gertz, were briefings Coughlin recently prepared for the U.S. military warning...
  • Gullible Gordon's Pentagon PC

    01/18/2008 6:06:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies · 331+ views
    IBD ^ | January 18, 2008
    War On Terror: If there are any doubts that political correctness is hamstringing the Pentagon in its fight against radical Islam, look no further than the case of Maj. Stephen Coughlin.Coughlin, the military's top authority on Islamic war doctrine, was pushed out of the Pentagon, where he worked as an intelligence analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after a high-level Muslim official protested his making a connection between Islamic law and terror. Hesham Islam, a personal aide to deputy Defense secretary Gordon England, criticized Coughlin for telling a hard truth that could save soldiers lives and help us win...
  • The Military Needs Maj. Stephen Coughlin

    01/17/2008 7:28:38 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 20 replies · 9,174+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 17 Jan 2008 | LT. COL. Lance Landeche, USMC
    "...outside the Beltway and on the front lines of this struggle, his [Coughlin's]understanding of the relationship between Islamic law and Islamist jihad doctrine is invaluable."
  • Congressmen Seek Answers about Terror Expert's Firing

    01/16/2008 5:26:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies · 83+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 16, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - Members of Congress are seeking more information regarding the firing of a top terrorism expert at the Pentagon following reports that he was dismissed for being too critical of Islamic law. Earlier this month, the Pentagon Joint Staff told Stephen Coughlin, a specialist on Islamic law at the Pentagon, that his contract would not be renewed in March. The firing apparently resulted from pressure by pro-Muslim officials working in the Department of Defense, according to numerous news reports. Meanwhile, members of Congress have not had much success in getting answers from the Pentagon either, said Rep. Sue Myrick...
  • More on England and Islam ( Hasham Islam , aide to England turfs anti jihadist scholar and expert

    01/05/2008 1:55:51 PM PST · by Candor7 · 54 replies · 977+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 01/05/08 | Andy McCarthy
    As noted in Cliff's post yesterday (relying on a Bill Gertz report in the Washington Times), the Pentagon has sacked an authentic, influential scholar of Islam, Stephen Coughlin, who evidently refused to lie about — er, I mean, "soften his views on" — Islamic extremism (which, like it or not, is rooted in Islamic scripture) at the insistence of one Hasham Islam, Army Chief Gordon England's Islamophilic factotum (one of countless such creatures now pervading the federal government). For more on this, check out this post on the new website of Andrew Bostom, another scholar of Islam. Andy knows Coughlin...
  • The Implications of the Dismissal of Stephen Coughlin, Joint Staff, Pentagon

    01/14/2008 8:58:04 AM PST · by khnyny · 13 replies · 438+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 12, 2008
    Stephen Coughlin Update. Here is an excellent summary piece on Coughlin's firing, its implications, and what must be done next. Objective: The objective of this paper is to clarify the incidents surrounding the firing of Mr. Coughlin, and enumerate the implications of this event to U.S. National Security and the GWOT (Global War on Terror). Background: Mr. Stephen Coughlin works as a contractor on the Joint Staff, J-2 (Intelligence) for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. The Joint Staff specifically requested him because of his knowledge of Islamic Doctrine as it applies to “Jihad” and the Strategic...
  • DISARMED IN THE WAR OF IDEAS

    01/13/2008 2:11:40 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 29 replies · 903+ views
    National Defense Intelligence College ^ | July 2007 | Stephen Collins Coughlin
    It is the conclusion of this thesis that Islamic law forms the doctrinal basis for the jihadi threat that can only be understood through an unconstrained review of the Islamic law of jihad. Answering the three research questions, it turns out that: • When the Chairman said that we have yet to read what our enemy’s have said, he confirmed that we have failed to do a doctrine-based threat assessment of the enemy; • Had the IC done so, it would have quickly found that the doctrinal basis of the jihadi threat is the law of jihad in Islamic law...
  • Fired Pentagon Islamic Expert' Paper [Vanity]

    01/11/2008 11:14:17 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 120 replies · 1,085+ views
    This appears to be Coughlin's paper that has caused the ruckus and got him fired by England's special assistant. (as discussed in numerous previous threads) Careful, it's long (333 pages) and a undoubtedly scholarly tome.
  • Foul Play [More on the Fired Pentagon Analyst]

    01/11/2008 5:22:52 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 15 replies · 204+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11 Jan 08 | Diane West
    "...lifting that PC curtain on Islam and its jihadist tenets is precisely the effect of Stephen Coughlin's Pentagon brief. It goes against what political correctness tells us; it also goes against what Islamic advocacy groups tell us."
  • Eaton Agonistes, Redux? By Andrew G. Bostom

    01/10/2008 10:16:25 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 65+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2008 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Eaton Agonistes, Redux? By Andrew G. Bostom January 10, 2008 Bill Gertz, Washington Times national security columnist, reported that the Pentagon has fired Stephen Coughlin, its most knowledgeable specialist on Islamic Law, and jihad terrorism. As Gertz observed aptly, the Pentagon thus ended the career of its most effective analyst attempting to prepare the military to wage ideological war against jihadism. This past September, 2007, I lectured with Mr. Coughlin, a US Army Reserves Major, at The Naval War College, and witnessed his brilliant, tour de force presentation which elucidated the reliance of contemporary jihadism on Islamic Law. Coughlin demonstrated...
  • DOD's Complicity in the Islamization of America

    01/09/2008 10:59:19 AM PST · by Hank Kerchief · 39 replies · 335+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 01/09/08 | Reginald Firehammer
    DOD's Complicity in the Islamization of America by Reginald Firehammer Perhaps it should not be shocking that a highly respected U.S. military specialists on Islamist law should be fired from the Department of Defense (DOD) at the behest of a Muslim. Paul Sperry's 2005 book, Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington, alreaady documents the extent of Islamist influence and infiltration in US prisons, the military, universities, and key government agencies such as the FBI, the Pentagon, the State Department, and even the White House. We already knew that, but there is something much more frightening about this...
  • A Purple Heart In War Of Ideas?

    01/08/2008 7:06:12 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 14 replies · 93+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2008 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    According to reporting by Bill Gertz, The Washington Times' intrepid national security correspondent, Stephen Coughlin, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves who has served as a civilian lawyer to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, fell "afoul of a key aide to [Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon] England, Hasham Islam." If allowed to stand, the effect of Maj. Coughlin's dismissal would be a surgical strike on a man who is arguably one of the most knowledgeable opponents of Shariah — not only in the Defense Department, but inside the entire U.S. government.
  • The termination of Stephen Coughlin on the Joint Staff is an act of intellectual cowardice

    01/06/2008 8:04:55 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 30 replies · 799+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 5, 2008 | LTC Joseph C. Myers
    LTC Joseph C. Myers, Army Advisor to the Air Command and Staff College, speaks out about the firing of Stephen Coughlin: Stephen Coughlin is to my knowledge the only Islamic Law scholar on the Joint Staff...He is a lawyer by training and a reserve Military Intelligence Officer. His first interface with Islamic Law began in Pakistan where he was investigating and prosecuting an intellectual property rights case about 10 years ago. Reviewing Pakistani property rights law, he kept seeing footnoted references to the Quran and sharia law... I have long argued and wondered why our military from senior leaders down...