I have just returned to the United States — well, at least as far as an airport where due to weather patterns I will be stuck most of the afternoon and evening — from Germany, where adapter troubles prevented me from posting. Jihad Watch News Editor Marisol Seibold has done an admirable job in my absence, and I am most grateful for her work.
In Berlin I was speaking at “The Terrorist Threats to Germany and the United States. A Comparative Study of the Threats and Responses: An Experts’ Workshop,” co-sponsored by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Berlin.
It has been a fascinating week on many levels. Among the topics were: “Overview of Muslim Communities in Germany and the United States”; “Terrorism in Cyberspace: Use of the Internet by Terrorists and Their Supporters in Germany and the United States”; “U.S. and German Government Responses to Terrorism Within Their Own Borders”; and many more. The topic I was given to speak on was “Political Agitation by Radical Islamic Groups in the United States and Germany”; I handled the United States portion.
A summary of findings will soon be published, and I will make it available here. A fuller volume of the various addresses will follow.
Tomorrow, after the briefest of stopoffs in the Jihad Watch offices in Secure Undisclosed Locationville to freshen Hugh’s mint julep, I’m off to the Belly of the Great Satan to tape an interview with C-Span’s Brian Lamb on the documentary film Islam: What the World Needs to Know. I’ll let you know when it is set to air.