‘I Am Nakoula’: Anti-Islam Moviemaker Now Cult Hero

To his former actors, he's a huckster who tricked them into making anti-Islam agitprop. To the members of America's Islamophobic fringe, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of "The Innocence of Muslims," is something altogether different: a political prisoner. Read more »

Soldier Who Taught ‘Total War’ Against Islam Threatens to Sue Top Military Officer

The Army officer who once taught that the U.S. ought to consider "Hiroshima tactics" for a "total war" on Islam has put America's top general on notice for a possible lawsuit. Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley is accusing the government of concealing "the truth about Islam" at a time when proponents of his view of an inevitable clash between Islam and the West have succeeded at fanning precisely those flames. Read more »

Next-Gen Terror Watchers Go Deep Into Al-Qaida, Tweet a Lot

A new generation of counterterrorism scholars goes into exacting granularity about the extremist movements they study, distinguishing between varieties of extremism and everyday Muslims. And they do it all on Twitter. Read more »

Yes, Extremists are Paying Attention

by Chris Lundry Last year, my colleagues Steven Corman, Jeffrey Halverson and I wrote a series of blog posts exploring Islamist reactions to anti-Islam and anti-Muslim events in the US, including the debate over the Park51 Islamic Center and an American pastor’s proposal to burn a Qur’an on 9/11, among others. One of the points we made in our final post was that these events fuel the extremist narrative that the US and its allies […] Read more »