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Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (, a columnist for The Washington Times and host of Secure Freedom Radio, heard in Washington weeknights at 9 p.m. on 1260 AM.

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged at Tuesday's hearing that 282 people have had to be kicked out of the amnesty program because of criminal convictions or gang ties that were later discovered. That was out of a population of more than 600,000 who were approved. (Associated Press)

Jeh Johnson's malfeasance

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that "reading the Quran" reminds him of "quintessential American values." The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. Published March 25, 2015

Amina Hassan, left, 11, of Grand Prairie, and Ayefa Klair, 10 of Irving, are faced with anti-Muslim protesters at the Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Hundreds of Muslims from around Texas gathered for the Council on American-Islamic Relations rally and to talk to their representatives about legislation that's important to them.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Thank you, Texas Mayor Van Duyne

A problem for states across the country became a public policy controversy in Irving, Texas, last week. Published March 24, 2015

Illustration on Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at Yale by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ayaan Hirsi Ali for CIA director

Sunday saw two sharply differing views of the jihadist enemy we are facing. One was offered by a man who is supposed to know about such things; the other by a woman who surely does. Published March 23, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin and singer Larisa Dolina sing the national anthem at a rally marking the one year anniversary of annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, outside the Kremlin in  Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation's "historic roots." (AP Photo/Maxim Shipenkov, Pool)

Cold War 2.0

The new Cold War with Russia has just gotten considerably colder, literally. Published March 19, 2015

Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Sen. Cotton is right on Obama's disastrous diplomacy

Sen. Tom Cotton made a very trenchant point on Sunday in response to the endless criticism Team Obama and its friends in Iran – and elsewhere – have been heaping on him and 46 other senators. Published March 16, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters on March 10, 2015. The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton's congenital lying

The late New York Times columnist William Safire once called Hillary Clinton "a congenital liar." Her press conference Tuesday about the Emailgate scandal illustrated how we can tell when she's lying: Her lips are moving. Published March 11, 2015

** FILE ** Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Huma Abedin's private emails, Muslim Brotherhood

Hillary Clinton's Emailgate scandal is becoming more problematic by the day. Turns out she exclusively used a private email account while personally prohibiting other State Department employees from doing the same. Published March 6, 2015

Failure to Protect Against Iranian Nukes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Bibi's cold facts, not hot air

As predicted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech of historic proportions to the U.S. Congress and the Free World on Tuesday. Published March 4, 2015

A couple comes to pay respects at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 2, 2015.  The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying. Words on a portrait of Boris Nemtsov reading 'Fight!' (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Boris Nemtsov's death no accident, comrade

The assassination outside the Kremlin last week of Vladimir Putin's most prominent and effective critic was, as the communists used to say, "no accident, comrade." Boris Nemtsov was reportedly about to disclose proof that the Putin regime was engineering the violence in Ukraine. Published March 2, 2015

Mohammed Emwazi, the British member of the Islamic State group known as Jihadi John, appears in a beheading video released by the terrorist organization. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Meet the global jihad

Mohamed Emwazi's personal story is but the latest refutation of the official meme that only certain jihadist groups and their disaffected, impoverished recruits pose a threat. Published February 27, 2015

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., speaks in Indianapolis in this Nov. 6, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The Muslim Brotherhood's friend in Congress

Tuesday, the Center for Security Policy released a dossier showing that Rep. Andre Carson, Democrat of Indiana, has long been personally associated with individuals and organizations tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. Published February 25, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John A. Boehner have tussled with their right flank over how best to advance a conservative agenda at the Capitol. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Don't go wobbly on amnesty

Twenty-five years ago, then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher warned her American counterpart, "This is no time to go wobbly, George," when it came to dealing forcefully with aggression by Saddam Hussein. The same should now be said to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Published February 24, 2015

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks about the agency's budget and cybersecurity at the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee session during the  National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Hold the line on defunding Obama's overreach

This week, legislators will demonstrate whether they are going to fulfill their oath of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States." Or whether they will be complicit in Barack Obama's serial violations of his. Published February 23, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the State Department in Washington. The White House is conveying a three-day summit to bring together local, federal, and international leaders to discuss steps the US and its partners can tak(...)

Who's lying about Islamic supremacism?

President Obama on Wednesday said “it is a lie” when leaders of the Islamic State and al Qaeda describe themselves as “holy warriors in defense of Islam.” Published February 19, 2015

Melding in: Vice President Joseph R. Biden opened the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism by saying, "We are a nation of immigrants, and our strength is that we are a melting pot." (Associated Press)

Obama's legacy is more jihad

The backdrop for today’s White House “Countering Violent Extremism Summit” will be the latest outrage by the Islamic State – its mass immolation of 45 captured Kurdish soldiers. Published February 18, 2015

Policemen stand by U.S. Embassy vehicles, two in the foreground, while patrolling at the parking lot of the Sanaa international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Houthi rebels seized about 20 vehicles left by U.S. diplomats and Marines at Sanaa's airport, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Spare us anymore of Obama's successes

This week, Iranian proxies completed their take-over of the capital of one of the world's most strategically placed countries: Yemen Published February 13, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to the media after the peace talks in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

Don't count on Putin to cease fire in Ukraine

Color me skeptical. We are told that four nations have just reached an agreement to effect a new cease-fire in the war Russia is now overtly waging against Ukraine. Published February 12, 2015

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz.  The parents of an American woman held by Islamic State militants say they have been notified of her death. Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Jean Mueller, released a statement on Tuesday saying they have been told that she has died. The White House also issued a statement confirming her death.The Islamic State group said Friday that the 26-year-old Mueller from Prescott, Arizona, died in a Jordanian airstrike. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw) MANDATORY CREDIT

The 'Defeat Jihad Summit'

Wednesday, something truly remarkable is going to happen in Washington: An international summit will clearly and honestly expose the growing danger posed by Islamic supremacism, global jihad and the ideology that animates them, shariah. Published February 10, 2015