violent extremism

Ideas for Combating Hate Speech and Violence

By |2018-10-29T14:45:01+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The massacre of 11 innocent Jews in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last Sabbath by a hateful, disturbed man is a wake-up call for everyone who loves freedom. I attended my own synagogue that morning and experienced a wonderful Bar Mitzvah where the dvar, taught by the thirteen-year-old, was about intelligent disobedience and [...]

Remembering the Boston Marathon Attack

By |2017-04-12T19:44:16+00:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Four years ago, on April 15, 2013, Boston was attacked by terrorists during its annual legendary Marathon. Four people lost their lives and 264 more were wounded. Boston Strong was the phrase used, but we all were in lockdown while police tried to hunt down those responsible. For me and countless others, it brought up [...]

Muslim Ban Will Not Keep America Safe

By |2017-03-21T10:41:31+00:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Earlier this month, federal judges in Seattle, WA suspended President Trump’s travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries, stating that it violated a Constitutional clause which prohibits religious discrimination.  American leaders and world leaders alike voiced their objections to the ban along with all those who protested online, at airports, in the streets, and with their [...]

How Understanding Mind Control Can Prevent Future Terrorist Attacks

By |2017-03-21T10:54:17+00:00September 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  This coming Sunday marks fifteen years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  On the morning of September 11, 2001 our nation was changed forever.  Many lives were lost, and many of us were left in shock and disbelief as we helplessly watched the scenes of horror on our TV screens.  We spent the next few days [...]

Cult Survivors Need Compassion and Help to Recover

By |2017-03-21T11:11:04+00:00May 20th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  On Thursday, news broke that another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist extremist cult Boko Haram two years ago has been found. The second in just as many days, she is being hailed officially by the authorities of Nigeria as a success story and paraded in front of the media as proof [...]

Why Calling Daesh/ISIS a Mind Control Cult is of Strategic and Practical Importance

By |2017-03-21T11:18:50+00:00April 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , |

  This morning, The New York Times published an article entitled “Radicalization of a Belgium Student Turned Bomb Maker Was Invisible.” This piece, written by Alissa J. Rubin, details the conversion of 24-year-old Najim Laachraoui, one of the suicide bombers responsible for the attack of the Belgium airport on March 22. Rubin cites associates and family [...]

Protect Americans from Terrorism- Looking Beyond Boston Marathon Bombings

By |2017-01-23T13:26:31+00:00September 5th, 2013|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , |

What can we do to protect the American public from attacks like the one that occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon? Some have suggested increasing surveillance—more police and cameras in our nation's cities. Others have emphasized the need for greater scrutiny of terrorist lists here and abroad. While directing our attention outwards—putting more [...]

Interview with Masoud Banisadr on MeK

By |2017-01-23T13:26:59+00:00February 20th, 2013|Categories: Guest Blogs, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

USED WITH FULL PERMISSION- Q & A with a reporter with Masoud Banisadr (author of Masoud: Memoirs of an Iranian Rebel, SAQI Books, 2004). I have had the pleasure of spending several hours with Masoud. In my professional opinion, the extreme influence (brainwashing) used by this destructive cult to recruit, indoctrinate and maintain control over their [...]

Can Utilizing Knowledge of Cults Help Us with Terrorist Groups?

By |2017-01-23T13:28:35+00:00April 9th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , |

When is it time to start recognizing that Al Qaeda and other Islamist terror groups are cults? The Times Square bombing attempt is another example of a well-off American who was recruited into the black and white, us versus them and good versus evil thinking that cultists use. We ought to start addressing the root of [...]