Erick Stakelbeck

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Watchman Show: Let the Lion Roar

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we sit down with filmmaker Derek Frank.

He'll discuss his latest work, "Let the Lion Roar," a powerful argument for why the Church should stand with Israel and the Jewish people.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Watchman Show: Sunni and Shia Jihadists Battle

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we sit down with leading Middle East analyst Elliot Chodoff.

He'll discuss the ongoing battle between Sunni and Shia jihadists in the region and what it means for America and Israel.

Finally, we'll be joined by bestselling author Tuvia Tennenbom to discuss his hit new book Catch the Jew.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Watchman Show: The Iran Deal Disaster

On this week's edition of The Watchman, CBN Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell fills in for Erick Stakelbeck.

He'll examine the disastrous Iran nuclear deal and the jihadist genocide against Christians in the Middle East.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Watchman Show: Fighting Back against Christian Persecution

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we profile courageous voices who are taking a stand for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East.

Watch below:

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Watchman Show: When a Jew Rules the World

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we're joined by Joel Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of The Islamic Antichrist.

He'll discuss his new book, When a Jew Rules the World.

Watch below:

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Watchman Show: ISIS on American Soil

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we examine the recent terror attack in Texas and how ISIS is planning to strike on American soil.

Plus, we sit down with Jonathan Feldstein, of Magen David Adom emergency services, to discuss how its Heart to Heart initiative is saving lives in Israel -- and how you can help.

Watch below:

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Watchman Show: Israel and America: Where Is the Alliance Heading?

In this week's edition of The Watchman, we sit down with former Israeli Ambassador Yoram Ettinger and Sarah Stern of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET).

They'll discuss the future of the America/Israel relationship and what to do about Iran.

Watch below:

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Watchman Show: World on Fire

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we sit down with terrorism experts Patrick Poole and Ryan Mauro.

They'll discuss Iran, ISIS, Yemen and Syria -- and why it matters for Americans.

Click below to watch.

posted @ Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:52 AM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

ISIS Looking to Attack on US Soil?

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With Baltimore in chaos these past few days, you may have missed a very important piece of news that could directly affect your life.

Two pieces of news, actually, but both covering the same topic: the ISIS threat to the U.S. homeland.

This past weekend, CNN reported that the FBI was investigating “a possible ISIS-inspired terror threat in the United States.” According to CNN, “The investigation originated from intercepted chatter and other intelligence information that led officials to believe a possible plot could be in the works…It’s not clear whether the threat is real or aspirational…One official said it focused on parts of California…”

At the same time, The Intercept reported that the TSA had issued a classified warning that ISIS may be looking to attack targets inside the United States. The threats led to heightened security in parts of southern California, including at airports.

At this point, we don’t have a lot of specifics. But expect more alerts like this in the near future. ISIS is not just a terrorist group–it is a global phenomenon that, according to FBI Director James Comey, currently boasts supporters and sympathizers in all 50 U.S. states.

If this nationwide network of ISIS disciples decides to go operational (which could simply mean a steady flurry of smaller scale, low-tech attacks like this or this), we’ve got a serious problem on our hands.

I recently wrote about the troubling increase in U.S. citizens who have been arrested for either attempting to join ISIS or carry out ISIS-inspired attacks on American soil. I see the ISIS threat to America emanating mainly from three sources: 1) Homegrown “city wolves” 2) Returnees–U.S. citizens who have fought alongside ISIS and returned home 3) Our shamefully porous borders.

I realize this is heavy stuff and difficult for some to accept or even hear. After giving a talk recently about my latest book, “ISIS Exposed” before an audience that could be best described as mixed politically–some conservative and some liberal–I was approached by a woman who called me an “alarmist” and scoffed at the notion of a global jihadist movement. She was unable to refute any of the facts I laid out in my presentation, but man, she just knew I was trouble.

Interestingly enough, she was wearing a peace sign necklace.

I want peace, too–but not at any cost (see: Iran) and not at the expense of denying reality.

Look, warning about ISIS is not a pleasant message and as the father of two young children, I take no joy in delivering it.

But wishing away reality won’t make it go away.

So, would you rather know or not know?

I’m guessing that for the sake of our country and your loved ones, you’d rather know.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Watchman Show: Iran, ISIS and What Can Be Done

On this week's episode of The Watchman, we sit down with national security expert and former Pentagon spokesman J.D. Gordon.

He'll discuss the threats posed by Iran and ISIS and how America should counter them.

posted @ Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:52 PM | Feedback (0)