Exposing Political, Economic, and Security Threats to the United States and the West

Author Archives: Rachel Ehrenfeld

Terrorist Threat on the U.S. Northern Border

Has the Islamist influence in the Canadian government become so dominant that the American government should monitor and assess this issue?  Is the penetration of the Canadian political system by the Muslim Brotherhood (and others) so severe that it is becoming a national security threat to the U.S.?  A wall and its northern border? Prime Minister Trudeau has done himself ...

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Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Da’esh “Lite” in North America

Left: The famous mud-mosque in Mali, where al Qaeda has been active, has been used by Taha Ghayyur as an advertisement of his presentation at the Al-Falah Islamic Center as part of Black History Month – “Discover the Forgotten Legacy of African Islam” on Feb. 19, 2016.  Recent mass demonstrations in Iran and the government’s violent crackdown has been met with ...

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ISNA Canada and its affiliates

 Taha Ghayyur, the new Executive Director of the Islamic Society of North America – Canada (ISNA Canada) believes that the Islamic Law can be gradually implemented in North America. Assumed office on December 1, 2017, Ghayyur is long time grassroots activist who worked for spreading the word of Islam in both US and Canada. He introduced himself as follows: “I ...

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Was Russia behind Ukraine Cyberattack?

Left: A payment terminal out of order at a branch of Ukraine’s state-owned Oschadbank in Kyiv on June 27. Photo credit: Reuters. –  Some US authorities and ‘private researchers’ claim NotPetya attack was either carried out by Moscow or backed by it, but the evidence is questionable. The press is full of accusations that the Russians unleashed a highly damaging ...

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‘Newspeak’ Vs. Trump’s Illegal Immigration Executive Order

We are witnessing deliberate efforts to cripple America’s ability to control its borders and stop ill-intended immigrants and refugees from entering its gates. These efforts advanced by the Left-leaning, pro-Muslim media and social networks using newspeak to disseminate disinformation. Their success is the result of years of vigorously enforced ‘political correctness.’ The weaponization of the language to distribute what President Trump calls “fake news” is nothing new. Under Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency, relentless ...

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The Cyber Security Delusion

Left: The Maginot Defense Line along the French border with Germany, (built 1929-1938; named after  Andre Maginot, the French Minister of War, 1915–1920s). Twenty-five years of fast evolving cyber communication had made us more efficient. But as Houston T. Hawkins, Los Alamos National Lab Senior Scientist points out, “The greater the efficiency, the greater the vulnerability.” Indeed, cyber vulnerability is turning our world into ...

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Take Advantage of the Reserves for Innovation*

The National Guard and Reserves should be the Defense Department’s source of innovation and technical know-how.   With the establishment of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX), Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is putting a lot of effort into building a relationship with Silicon Valley, hoping some — but not too much — of the region’s entrepreneurial, cutting-edge methods rub off ...

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Needed: U.S. Cyber Defense Policy

Two years have passed since the Obama administration was tasked by Congress to develop cyber countermeasure policies. But in response to Sen. Joe McCain (R-AZ) question “Is it correct that these are policy-decision that have not been made?”  U.S. Cyber Command Commander Adm. Michael S. Rogers responded: “The way I would describe it is, we clearly still are focused more ...

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The “Radicalization” Elephant in the Room: Violence Against Women

Left: ISIS considers women as “war spoils” and has adopted special regulations how to rape and manage their slavery. Around the globe from Europe, Pakistan, the Middle East to Minnesota everyone seems to be talking about extremism and radicalization these days. Rohan Gunaratna, an al Qaeda expert, defines radicalization as “a movement in the direction of supporting or enacting radical ...

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The U.S. Cyber Vulnerability Goes On

Is there anyone in the United States whose personal information has not been stolen, yet? Hard to tell. The government agencies seem slow in detecting such breaches, slower in reporting about them, and very slow in resolving problems arising from such thefts.  Take today’s Internal Revenue Service’s  announcement of the latest breach. The agency said it will send notifications to those affected by ...

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