Truth behind the harm-ada

by Steven Emerson, New York Post The “Free Gaza” flotilla was far more than a collection of innocent “peace activists” try ing to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza. Most passengers may have been nonviolent — but a significant minority were anything but. The passengers reportedly included 100-plus members of various Muslim Brotherhood chapters, at least…

Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam'

By Foxnews.com The president’s top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies. During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said…

Washington doesn't think Hizballah's all that bad

By israel Today John Brennan, assistant to US President Barack Obama for homeland security and counterterrorism, told a Washington conference on Tuesday that Lebanese terrorist militia Hizballah has evolved significantly over the years, and cannot today be defined as a purely hostile and evil entity. Reuters quoted Brennan as telling conference participants that Hizballah is…

Assassination works

by The Washington Times Israel is facing uncomfortable questions regarding senior Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was found dead in a Dubai hotel room on Jan. 20. Dubai police say al-Mabhouh was assassinated, but in his chosen profession, his fate really was the result of workplace-related injuries. Dubai has named 26 suspects in the…