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Kobane Under Siege by Islamic State

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Islamic State fighters penetrated the city of Kobane (AR. Ain-al-Arab), Syria, on Monday. In spite of the U.S. led coalition, the mass murdering Islamic State militants moved from mortar fire around the city to street-to-street urban warfare. They seek a strategic victory which will offer them multiple advantages, including: 1) a victory of contest for Kobane over U.S.

Beheadings in the USA: Are we Psychologically Prepped?

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

In Oklahoma in September, a 30-year-old convicted felon named Alton Nolen was shot by a reserve sheriff’s deputy and founder Mark Vaughan at Vaughan Foods after beheading a woman and stabbing another in the office. The Moore Police Department requested the help of the FBI to vet the suspect Nolen’s background for possible terrorist connections abroad.