Mehdi Nemmouche: The Road to the Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

Posted by John Rosenthal

News that the suspected perpetrator of the Brussels Jewish Museum shooting is a French jihadist veteran of the Syrian war has added to what were already growing concerns about the dangers posed by European fighters returning from Syria. But closer consideration of the Brussels attack and its precedents shows that threats in Europe are not necessarily [...]

Spanish Diplomat on Obama’s Unfinished Wars

Posted by John Rosenthal

President Obama is reputed to be the president who “ends wars.” But Ignacio Rupérez, the former Spanish ambassador to Iraq, sees things differently. In an article in the Spanish daily ABC on the rise of ISIS in Iraq, Rupérez is quoted as follows: Barack Obama wanted to go down in history as the president of [...]

European Jihadists Flock to ISIS in Syria

Posted by John Rosenthal

Recent reports in the European press and evidence from social media implicate European jihadists fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in atrocities committed in the vicinity of Aleppo, in northern Syria. The reports, moreover, suggest that European jihadists in Syria are more numerous than official statistics indicate. For the details, see [...]