Erick Stakelbeck

CBN News Terrorism Analyst

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Oklahoma Beheading: An Islamic Terrorist "Chip Away' Attack

The Oklahoma jihadist beheader's horrific Islamic terrorist attack yesterday on two innocent women is the kind of incident I referred to in Chapter 2 of my first book, "The Terrorist Next Door," as a "Chip Away" attack. That was back in 2011, and unfortunately, I think we are going to see more of this kind of thing on U.S. soil. These sudden, smaller-scale attacks, carried out on a regular basis (think Fort Hood and the Boston bombings, on a regular basis), can "chip away" at a society's stability, psyche and sense of security--but only if we let them. Israel has persevered in the face of this, and we can, too--but first, we have to have the guts to identify the enemy and defeat it. I encourage you to pick up "The Terrorist Next Door" and also my 2013 book, "The Brotherhood," which delves into the ideology that motivates these long wolf jihadists. I consider these two books educational tools for such a time as this. The politically correct need not apply.

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:17 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Analysis: How Dangerous is "Khorasan?"

I appeared on the 700 Club with Pat Robertson to discuss the threat to America posed by a shadowy, Al Qaeda-linked group operating in Syria called "Khorasan." We also discussed ISIS's threats to strike America.

Click on the viewer below to watch. The segment starts at the 2:32 mark, following a report from my colleague, Heather Sells.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 11:49 AM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Watchman Show: The ISIS Caliphate

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we sit down with Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute to discuss the unraveling of Iraq and how ISIS gained strength.

We also talk to Anjem Choudary, Great Britain's most notorious radical Islamist, about his thoughts on the new Islamic State.

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:25 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Watchman Show: Silent Conquest of the West

On this weeks edition of The Watchman, we sit down with Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy to discuss the new documentary film "Silent Conquest," which examines the global push to shut down free speech about Islamic jihad.

We also examine President Obama's policy of reaching out to America's enemies and go on the ground in London for a look at how Britain is exporting terrorism.

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posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 12:07 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, September 05, 2014

On 700 Club Interactive: The Islamist Threat to America

I appeared on 700 Club Interactive with Gordon Robertson today discussing the inroads radical Islamists have made in Europe and the United States, and why we should be so concerned about the rise of ISIS.

My Q and A with Gordon is preceded by an excellent on-the-ground report from my CBN News colleague Dale Hurd.

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posted @ Friday, September 05, 2014 10:43 PM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Embracing Enemies: The Dangers of Engaging Rogue Regimes

Dialogue and diplomacy would always work in a perfect world. Unfortunately, we live in a very imperfect world where evil is running rampant. From Iran to Putin's Russia to the Taliban, President Obama doesn't seem to realize this--he wants to make nice with the worst of the worst. My latest report for CBN explores this dangerous strategy: featuring AEI scholar (and fellow Abington Friends grad) Michael Rubin.

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posted @ Wednesday, September 03, 2014 10:50 PM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Analysis: The ISIS Threat to America

In the wake of reports that two American citizens were killed recently fighting alongside ISIS in Syria, I appeared on the 700 Club today to discuss the ISIS threat to America and how this brutal terrorist army is getting its funding.

The segment starts around the 1:54 mark, after a report from my CBN News colleague Mark Martin.

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posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:39 PM | Feedback (0)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Analysis: ISIS and Hamas One in the Same

Last Friday, I spoke to my CBN colleague Mark Martin about the rise of ISIS and Hamas's ongoing jihad against Israel.

I made the point that these two jihadist death cults are cut from the same savage cloth.

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posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 9:43 AM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Watchman Show: WWII Veteran Warns About Dangers of Appeasement

This week's Watchman show was very special for me. I had a chance to sit down with World War II veteran Bill Langfan, a true American hero, to discuss his experiences fighting Hitler's forces in Europe and helping to liberate the Nazi death camp at Buchenwald. Bill warns that the West is making many of the same mistakes today in refusing to confront radical Islam that it did in the 1930's by appeasing Hitler--whose rise he saw firsthand.
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posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:09 PM | Feedback (0)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Watchman Show: Iraqi Christians Face ISIS Genocide

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we're joined by Middle East expert and Fox News Analyst Walid Phares for an inside look at the plight of Iraq's Christians and the threat ISIS poses to America.

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:16 PM | Feedback (0)