Erick Stakelbeck

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Watchman Show: ISIS Supporters Strike on Western Soil

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we examine the recent wave of ISIS-inspired homegrown jihadist attacks on Western soil.

Plus, we talk to terrorism expert Rachel Ehrenfeld about how ISIS is funded.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Report: ISIS Recruiting in Minneapolis?

I recently went on the ground in the Somali neighborhoods of Minneapolis to report on the alarming number of young people there who are traveling overseas to join ISIS.
You can watch my CBN News report by clicking on the viewer below.
More to come from the Twin Cities in the  weeks ahead.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 3:42 PM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Analysis: Canada Terror Attacks the New Normal

I discussed this week's terror attacks in Canada and what they mean on the 700 Club with Pat Robertson today. Our Q and A comes after a brief report by my CBN news colleague Gary Lane.

Click on the viewer below to watch.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Watchman Show: Is History Repeating Itself?

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we take you to the recent rally for Israel in Washington, D.C., featuring former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

We also sit down with bestselling author Harry Crocker to discuss his new book, The Yanks are Coming! A Military History of the United States in World War I, and lessons we can learn today from the Great War.

Plus, author Sandy Teplinsky joins us to discuss why we should care about Israel.

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Qatar: Shady "Ally" Embraced by Obama Administration

It's a tiny Muslim nation in the Persian Gulf that you can barely find on a map.

Qatar may not be a household name for most Americans -- but the Qataris are among the Obama administration's closest allies in the Middle East. They're also the main sponsor of the terror group Hamas and have helped jihadists in Syria.

Check out my latest report, on this problematic "ally," by clicking on the viewer below:

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:05 PM | Feedback (0)

Monday, October 06, 2014

CBN News at Rally for Israel in DC

Here's an excellent report from my CBN News colleague Paul Strand on yesterday's big Rally for Israel in D.C. sponsored by Concerned Women for America.

Featuring Gov. Mike Huckabee, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, Penny Nance and Alison Howard of Concerned Women for America, Gary Bauer of American Values, Victor Styrsky of Christians United for Israel and some Stakelbeck character who snuck his way on stage.

Report starts at :56 second mark. Click play to watch.

posted @ Monday, October 06, 2014 4:12 PM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Watchman Show: ISIS and Anti-Semitism Rising

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we analyze recent developments in the global jihad, including the beheading of an Oklahoma woman by a Muslim convert and the recent arrest of radical British cleric Anjem Choudary.

Plus, former Muslims speak out on President Obama's claim that ISIS is not Islamic.

And author Joshua Muravchik discusses his new book, Making David Into Goliath: How The World Turned Against Israel.

Click play below to watch.

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

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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)