What it is: The basis of the story is that one night while Muhammad was sleeping in Mecca, the angel Gabriel came and woke him and had him mount the mighty steed Buraq, usually described as a steed with supernatural powers. Buraq took Muhammad to Jerusalem where he found Abraham, Jesus, and other prophets. There […]
About Barry Webb
Barry Webb has logged a 25-year career as an Arabic Translator/Analyst for the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies where he held top secret and above clearances. He has worked military intelligence, counter terrorism, diplomatic intelligence, and economic intelligence in both sigint and osint formats and has lived, worked, and studied in the Arab Middle East for half a dozen years. Along with two colleagues he compiled the nation’s first terrorism data base.
He has two MA degrees, one in Ancient History, and the other in Middle Eastern Studies. He has also taught some school along the way. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Washington based “Americans for Intelligence Reform.”
Mr. Webb began studying the Qur’an in Arabic in the mid-70s in Egypt from a Muslim who tried (and failed) to convert him. But, since then, Mr. Webb has continued to study the Qur’an and Islam. He has read the Qur’an front to back numerous times in both English and Arabic.
After retiring he has continued to follow the rise in terrorism around the world, and kept his eye on events in the Middle East via Arabic news sources such as the satellite TV stations of al-Jazeera and al-Arabiyya as well as Arabic print media over the internet. In addition, he has also read countless books and articles in English on Islam and terrorism.
All of these experiences and studies combined with our government’s refusal at all levels to understand the issue have scared the “you-know-what” out of him which in turn inspired him to write his recently published book “CONFESSIONS OF AN (EX) NSA SPY: Why America and its allies are losing the war on Terror,” and his soon to-be-published book “CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS 2.0: The Arab/Islamic View.”
Entries by Barry Webb
SUDAN Events in Sudan continue to dominate the Arabic news media. After the last round of violence last week leaving hundreds dead, the military junta’s “supporters” the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the United Arabic Emirates (UAE), and Egypt have backed away somewhat from their open support, and have freely reported on the live fire […]
SUDAN After weeks of more or less peaceful demonstrations by the quwa al-horeeya w-at-tagheer (Freedom and Change forces) with the exception of an unknown individual(s) shooting at the demonstrators, which was blamed on “deep state” holdovers from the al-Basheer regime, this past weekend saw the regular Sudanese armed forces open up intense fire on crowds […]
One of the myths that Muslims are brainwashed with from birth is that the Qur’an was always pre-existing in heaven long before the universe was created. In other words the Qur’an is co-equal with Allah, is Allah’s very word, and in fact, in a sense, is Allah himself since by definition the Qur’an is “uncreated” […]
Robert Mueller concluded his “probe” of Trump, the Trump campaign, and of everyone who knows Trump, and even of some who knew people who knew Trump . . . way back in March. He effectively resigned at that time and became a private person just like you and me. So, why is Mueller coming back […]
SUDAN The vice president of the military junta now controlling Sudan, General Muhammad Hamdan was recently interviewed by a correspondent from Egypt’s al-ahram newspaper. During the interview General Hamdan thanked Egypt for its role in terms of siding with the “revolution.” Based on this interview, and a host of other news items that have come […]
On 20 May 2019 President Donald Trump held a rally in the tiny Pennsylvania town of Montoursville. This raises the obvious question of . . . why? Trump is famous for basking in the adoration of huge crowds of 20,000-30,000 for his rallies. Montoursville has a total population of 5,000. In the special election held […]
On 17 May the al-arabiyya TV program Sin’at al-Mawt interviewed two experts on Iranian affairs. The topic of the program was the attack against the oil tankers off the coast of the U.A.E. near Fujairah. The Gulf-based expert believed that the operation against the oil tankers required the technologies and techniques of a state actor, […]
Posted on www.ahram.org.eg on 18 May 2019. Filed by Islam ‘Azzam. (Translated from the Arabic by Barry Webb) The book Qatar Papers was recently published in France by the authors Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot. This book contains documents that were leaked from a Qatari government office, and it nails down the names and dates […]
The U.S. Congress has taken two actions this week which indicates that they have become Muslim Brotherhood (MB) occupied territory. Not that the MB and/or its offshoots like ISIS and al-Qaeda are sitting in the Congressional chambers aiming their AK-47’s at the honorable members. No, that is not really needed—not when the members themselves or […]
Let us start with the qualifications, or lack thereof, of Robert Mueller to be a special prosecutor investigating the alleged “collusion with Russia” by one Donald J. Trump. We will progress from there to the real collusion with Russian elements engaged in by our own CIA in an attempt to interfere in the U.S. presidential […]
28 April 2019: The Qatar-based al-jazeera TV channel reported the view that the Israelis, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), are pushing the Trump Administration into a war with Iran. On the Libya issue, al-jazeera gave a full ½ hour airtime to a spokesman for the UN-recognized Sirraaj government in Tripoli. […]
Al-Jazeera has reported that U.S. President Donald Trump has asked his agency heads to make preparations for declaring the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to be a terrorist organization. This news comes in the wake of Egyptian President al-Sisi’s recent visit to Washington. Al-Jazeera is also reporting that this request by Trump has raised a firestorm within […]
In a report aired on the Saudi-owned, Dubai-based, al-arabiyya TV channel on 27 April 2019, Shams ad-Deen al-Kabashi, a spokesman for the Sudanese Military Council (TMC) that has assumed control of the country, has thanked Egypt, Saudi Arabia (KSA), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their “support.” In previous reporting the TMC has claimed […]
Trump’s 19 December 2019 announcement of his decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Syria was met with mixed responses from his supporters and opponents alike. Most of the Left (including the media), which praised Obama for his ill-fated and ill-advised pullout from Iraq, has, of course demonized Trump for pulling out of a theater […]