From downtown Brussels to the battlefields of northern Iraq and even online, the civilized world is confronting Islamic extremism on numerous fronts and a daily basis.
In “War Stories: Fighting ISIS,” Fox News Channel looks in depth at the complex struggle that defines our times. Airing Friday, March 25, at 10 p.m. ET, the special report features hosts Oliver North and Leif Babin looking at how the fight can be won in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe and in the hearts and minds of moderate Muslims around the world.
"ISIS is a terrorist franchise from hell that must be confronted.”
"Given the recent ISIS attacks in Europe and those attacks inspired by ISIS here in the US, this new War Stories episode is especially relevant," North said. "ISIS is a terrorist franchise from hell that must be confronted.”
North, a former U.S. Marine lieutenant colonel, speaks exclusively with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford about strategies for fighting ISIS on the terrorist army’s turf in Syria and Iraq. North asks the tough questions, including whether boots are needed on the ground, and, if so, whose feet will be in them.
Babin, a former Navy SEAL, takes a hard look at the dark web and social media to see how ISIS is fighting on the cyber battlefield and what can be done to prevent its worldwide radicalization and recruitment efforts. Babin also goes inside the Dec. 2 ISIS-inspired attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., providing new details about the online trail of the husband-and-wife terrorists who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the name of Islam.
“War Stories: Fighting ISIS” features exclusive interviews with former members of the military including Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a retired Air Force colonel and America’s first female combat pilot; Timothy Furnish, a former Army linguist and Islamic historian; and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a practicing Muslim who served for 11 years as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy and is now president and founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, as well as co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement.
Other experts and activists offering insight include Frank Cilluffo, director of the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University and a former Homeland Security advisor to President George W. Bush; Seamus Hughes, co-author of “ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa ” and a former Senate Homeland senior counter-terrorism advisor; former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani, author of “Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam” and co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement; and the Rev. Majed El Shafie, founder and president of One Free World International, an international human rights organization which advocates for religious minorities including rescuing victims of ISIS.
Tune in to Fox News Channel Friday at 10 p.m. ET for “War Stories: Fighting ISIS.”