Jerusalem Dateline Blog

For months, ISIS has proven they can hit main sites like the Brussels airport or Nice's famous promenade on the Mediterranean but striking a small, obscure community in northern France spreads their deadly web. They mean to overwhelm the West with fear and terror.
The war we face today is not my father's war. Today the enemy is different. The battlefields are different. There are no great battles with tanks, airplanes, and armies arrayed on the sands of North Africa or in the valleys of northern Italy. It's psychological and spiritual warfare. It's by design.
A 10-part documentary titled "Jerusalem" explores Israel and the Middle East.
On Thursday night, two Palestinian terrorists sat quietly in the Max Brenner café in Tel Aviv. Disguised as businessmen, suddenly they jumped up and began a deadly shooting spree. On Sunday morning at 2:02 a.m., Omar Mateen entered the gay Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and began a rampage that has become the largest mass murder in U.S. history.
When President Barack Obama addressed the country about the threat of ISIS Sunday night, he predictably said one more time, ISIS does not represent Islam. “ISIL does not speak for Islam. They are thugs and killers, part of a cult of death, and they account for a tiny fraction of more than a billion Muslims around the world -- including millions of patriotic Muslim Americans who reject their hateful ideology. Moreover, the vast majority of terrorist victims around the world are Muslim.”
Since the horrific massacre last week in San Bernardino, it's been reported that Tashfeen Malik swore allegiance to the leader of ISIS, al-Baghdadi, and the caliphate. An analysis posted in The Long War Journal explained why that is so significant. Here's an excerpt: