Information operations · Iran · Islam

Iranian TV Personality Who Promoted Compulsory Islamic Dress Under Fire Over Hijab-Less Photos


Azadeh Namdari is accused of hypocrisy, for not wearing a chadori in a non-Islamic country, Switzerland. The offending pictures are easily located, but here are two YouTube videos. That Iran believes that can extend their restrictions outside their country is irrational. Their rationale, however, must be that Islam is absolute, no matter where you are… Continue reading Iranian TV Personality Who Promoted Compulsory Islamic Dress Under Fire Over Hijab-Less Photos

Information operations · Information Warfare · ISIL · ISIS · Islam · Islamic State

Burqas Banned And LGBT Muslims Welcome At Germany’s First ‘Liberal’ Mosque


You might ask what this has to do with information operations, information warfare, public diplomacy, or strategic communications?  The answer is everything.  This should be the basis for countering extremist Islam – through information.  I have personally sat through many lessons in a madrasa, an Islamic school, to learn Islam.  In my opinion, what is… Continue reading Burqas Banned And LGBT Muslims Welcome At Germany’s First ‘Liberal’ Mosque

ISIS · Terrorism

Paris Attacks: ISIS Supporters Celebrate Terror Triumph


I wondered how truthful this story might be and found lots of corroborating evidence. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/paris-terror-attacks/paris-attacks-isis-supporters-celebrate-whos-blame-n463321 http://www.newsweek.com/islamic-state-supporters-celebrate-paris-attacks-social-media-394199 http://www.techtimes.com/articles/106618/20151113/paris-under-attack-isis-supporters-celebrate-on-twitter-as-more-than-100-killed-others-held-hostage.htm The list goes on. Like 9/11, the moderate Muslim world celebrates. The repercussions must be tempered but they will be overwhelming. By Alessandria Masi @alessandriamasi a.masi@ibtimes.com on November 13 2015 10:10 PM EST BEIRUT — As France reeled from… Continue reading Paris Attacks: ISIS Supporters Celebrate Terror Triumph

Islamic State

Have What it Takes to be in Al Qaeda? Apply here.


Even the world’s most notorious terror organization needs human resources. An application to become a member of al Qaeda collected during the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan was released Wednesday. Much of it reads like a typical job application with language straight out of HR: it includes questions about personal information,… Continue reading Have What it Takes to be in Al Qaeda? Apply here.

Islamic State

The U.S. has been trying to fight jihadists on the propaganda front. It hasn’t been easy.


CONFRONTING THE ‘CALIPHATE’ |This is part of an occasional series about the rise of the Islamic State militant group, its implications for the Middle East, and efforts by the U.S. government and others to undermine it. By Greg Miller and Scott Higham May 8 at 8:41 AM America’s most graphic anti-Islamic State video (4:00) Hear… Continue reading The U.S. has been trying to fight jihadists on the propaganda front. It hasn’t been easy.