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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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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

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk in together to begin their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington,  Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The leaders were expected to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

What is Merkel telling Putin?

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel last came to the White House, she was furious over revelations by an NSA turncoat that U.S. intelligence was listening to her phone calls. President Obama promised it wouldn't happen again. Published February 9, 2015

National Security Adviser Susan Rice is expected Friday to announce another strategy to defeat global jihadists. (Associated Press)

Obama has yet another ‘strategy’

Groucho Marx once said, "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them ... well, I have others." That seems to be Barack Obama's stance with respect to how to "degrade and defeat" terrorists like the murderous Islamic State. Published February 5, 2015

Safi al-Kaseasbeh, right, father of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh receives condolences from tribal leaders at the Kaseasbeh tribe's gathering divan at their home village of Ai, near Karak, Jordan, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn Wednesday, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

'Good Muslims?'

Another day, another act of unimaginable barbarity by jihadists videotaped and disseminated to all of us. Tuesday, it was the Islamic State burning to death a captured Jordanian pilot. Published February 4, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin's Strategy Chess Bear (Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

It's not enough to arm Ukraine

Some former U.S. officials this week have recognized an ugly reality: Russia is intensifying its invasion of Ukraine. Their solution is to provide Ukrainians with defensive weapons needed to increase the costs of such aggression to Vladimir Putin. Published February 3, 2015

President Barack Obama, left, Vice President Joe Biden, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey applaud outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a celebration in honor of Mr. Hagel's service, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Fort Myer, Va. Mr. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and top military brass praised Mr. Hagel at a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall. Mr. Obama said the country is grateful for military progress on Hagel's watch.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Gen. Dempsey's Saudiphilic essay contest

The current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, has turned the position into one of chief uniformed cheerleader for and enabler of President Obama's disastrous national security policies. Published January 30, 2015

The Obama Administration Iran Nuclear Policy (Illustration by Michael Ramirez for Creators Syndicate)

Obama's 'Big Lie' on Iran

Totalitarians have long employed "the Big Lie" to obscure reality and mislead their publics. They just repeat a falsehood often and authoritatively enough, and most people will eventually come to believe it's true. Published January 29, 2015

New Bedford firefighter Lt. Eric Hartford tries to dig out an ambulance carrying a patient en route to St. Lukes Hospital in New Bedford, Mass., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, as the region digs itself out of the snow storm that covered the area. The nor'easter was predicted to continue to pound Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine with snow and wind through Tuesday. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed two feet in most of Massachusetts, potentially making it one of the top snowstorms of all time. (AP Photo/The Standard-Times, Peter Pereira)

Wake-up call from superstorm Juno

Across the Northeastern United States, life has come to a standstill as a result of Super Storm Juno. In due course, those affected will dig out and get back to everyday activities. Published January 27, 2015

In this March 28, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Saudi King Abdullah about a coalition to tackle the extremist Islamic State group, at Rawdat Khuraim, Saudi Arabia. On early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Saudi Arabian tectonic shift

The death of Wahhabi Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is a tectonic shift that comes at a moment when the Middle East was already being rocked by serious tremors. Published January 23, 2015

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with US Secreatry of Defense Chuck Hagel (C) as Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew (R) watches after Obama delivered the State of The Union address on January 20, 2015, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/POOL/MANDEL NGAN

You lie about Iran's nukes

Five years ago, Rep. Joe Wilson challenged falsehoods President Obama was spewing before a Joint Session of Congress by shouting “You lie.” That didn’t happen in the House chamber during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, but presidential mendacity was much in evidence. Published January 21, 2015

Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, rehearses her remarks for the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Gov. Jindal's state of the threat to our union

President Obama gives his State of the Union tonight and Iowa's new Republican Sen. Joni Ernst will respond. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sort of did that yesterday, however, in remarks in London. Published January 20, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Associated Press)

Bobby Jindal's breathtaking candor, needed leadership

Today in London, Louisiana's Republican governor said what has, to date, been the unsayable about Islam's supremacist ideology known as shariah and the holy war, or jihad, it demands all of its adherents to engage in or support. Published January 19, 2015

Fear and Rage: The Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West has been staging demonstrations against immigration from countries with large Muslim populations. Its numbers are growing, and its protests are spreading. (Associated Press)

Stop the willful blindness

Violent demonstrations erupted over the weekend in several Muslim countries. Jihadists demanded the punishment of what is left of the staff of Charlie Hebdo for publishing yet another cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. Published January 19, 2015