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Escape From Hamas

Christian convert, ex Hamas member, Mosab Hassan Yousef

Christian convert, ex Hamas member, Mosab Hassan Yousef

Presented with the kind permission of Fox News.
Special thanks to Brian Gaffney.

January 2009

What is stronger than hate and bloodshed?

While Israel and Hamas engage in “all-out war” in the Gaza Strip, a FOX News documentary tells an extraordinary story of faith, courage, violence, betrayal and conversion.

Correspondent Jonathan Hunt’s investigation goes deep inside Hamas, through a series of stunning exclusive interviews with the son of a founding member of the Islamic terrorist group. Mosab Hassan himself became the leader of the radical Islamic Youth Movement, fought Israeli tanks and troops in the streets, celebrated suicide bombings and recruited young men to the cause.

But that all changed when Mossab says he realized the true nature of Hamas and radical Islam, during a stint in an Israeli prison.

He converted to Christianity and now — despite an Al Qaeda death sentence hanging over him — he speaks out for the first time about Hamas, an organization he says betrays the Palestinian cause, tortures its own members and will never honor any ceasefire with Israel.

Company of Heroes

US Marines preparing for strike on Fallujah

US Marines preparing for strike on Fallujah

Presented with the kind permission of Fox News.
Special thanks to Brian Gaffney.

In November 2004, Fallujah was a safe haven for the most hardened terrorists in Iraq — terrorists who vowed to stop the march of democracy in Iraq.

That was until the Marines of India Company blasted through a railway embankment and crossed into the city.

Their mission: to secure a foothold ahead of the rest of the invading forces.

They were sent into a hellish city to hunt down terrorists house-to-house. The fight for Fallujah made them heroes, but victory came at a cost.

(This FOX News Channel special looks at a) war that is both stark and intimate.

From graphic battle footage to interviews with the families they left behind, join a Marine company in the thick of the War on Terror.

We’ll take you to the battlefield and the home front, where the families of these Marines are American heroes, too.

The mother of a US Marine

The mother of a US Marine

Jihad, USA: Homegrown Terror

New York City Police Dept, Hercules Team on guard

New York City Police Dept, Hercules Team on guard against terrorists

Presented with the kind permission of Fox News.
Special thanks to Brian Gaffney.

Sunday, April 6 2008. Hosted by E.D. Hill

Six years after 9/11, are we again failing “to connect the dots” that point to a new kind of jihadist menace?

This Fox News investigation exposes the homegrown Islamic terror threat: Muslim extremists radicalized in the U.S. and plotting against Americans.

Executive Producer: Brian Gaffney,
Producers: Danielle Cangelosi, Steve Kurtz

Conference: Terrorism & The Courts (2010)

Captured Enemy Combatant at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

Captured Enemy Combatant at Gitmo

Presented with the kind permission of David Horowitz TV

3 experts share their views on dealing legally and militarily with captured terrorists and enemy combatants. (April 24, 2010)

  • John Yoo: Obama’s reversal of traditional and constitutional presidential role
  • Marc Thiessen: Dangers of another attack. Research on waterboarding
  • Andrew C. McCarthy III: Problems with civilian trials for enemy combatants

Andrew C McCarthy: Willful Blindness – Memoir of the Jihad

Andrew C McCarthy III

Andrew C McCarthy III

Presented with the kind permission of Hoover Institution

June 30 2008: Andrew McCarthy is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York. He led the 1995 terrorism prosecution of “The Blind Sheikh”, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 others, all of whom are now serving long sentences for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

Now a senior fellow for the Foundation of the Defense of Democracies and a contributing editor to National Review Online, McCarthy is the author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad.

“It is crucial to grasp…[the] Islamic notion of freedom, for it is the inverse of the Western conception.” From this central idea, McCarthy discusses the “chasm between the Islam of Western fantasy and the Islam that actually exists,” underscoring the fact that “jihadists are very adept at exploiting the freedoms that are available to them in Western democracies.”

Confronting Islamic extremism, how do we make our strategic behavior — the rules of war — conform to the “rule of law” that is essential in maintaining a free society?

Andrew C. McCarthy – For 18 years, Mr. McCarthy was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he led the terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. He served as the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District’s satellite office and also supervised the Office’s Command Post near Ground Zero in New York City following the 9/11 attacks. Mr. McCarthy is the recipient of numerous awards including the Justice Department’s highest honors: the Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award. In 2004, he served as a Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.