Col. (res.) Jonathan Fighel

Col. (res.) Jonathan Fighel is a senior research scholar at the International Institute for Counter Terrorism. He is also a member of the International Academic Counter Terrorism Community and serves as a consultant and expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice on Hamas trials, as well as to private U.S.-based law firms in cases of prosecuting al-Qaeda terrorism.

Publications by Col. (res.) Jonathan Fighel

The Saudi Connection to the Mumbai Massacres: Strategic Implications for Israel

The Mumbai attacks have been linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba and radical Islamic groups in Kashmir generally. Yet it would be a mistake to see Lashkar only as a local organization with only a local agenda. Saudi Arabia has contributed very much to what Lashkar-e-Taiba looks like, how it thinks, its motivation, ideology, and funding. Saudi Arabia presents itself as the protector and the spearhead of the defense of Muslims around the world against what they define as the Western cultural attack. Read More »