Will MSNBC Fire Malcolm Nance for His Call for ISIS to Bomb Trump Building?
Apr 19th, 2017
MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance posted a call on Twitter Tuesday for the terrorist group ISIS to bomb a Trump building in Turkey. Nance has since deleted the tweet, which was first reported on by the Washington Free Beacon. Nance’s statement read, “This is my nominee for first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property” and referenced a tweet that featured a photo of Trump Tower in Istanbul, Turkey that accused President Donald Trump of using U.S. foreign policy to enrich himself.
The Washington Times reported that as of late Wednesday morning there was no apology from Nance for his call for ISIS to bomb a Trump building. The Times also reported the Trump building in Istanbul is not owned by Trump, but that he licensed his name for the mixed use property that has business and residential occupancy.
Nance’s Wikipedia page describes his background:
…a retired United States Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer in naval cryptology and author, scholar, and media commentator on international terrorism, intelligence, insurgency and torture.
Nance is an expert in the history, personalities, and organization of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL); jihadi radicalization, Islamic extremism in Middle East, Southwest Asian and African terror groups, as well as counterinsurgency and asymmetric warfare. He speaks Arabic and is active in the field of national security policy particularly in anti- and counter-terrorism intelligence, terrorist strategy and tactics, torture and counter-ideology in combating Islamic extremism. In 2014 he became the executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics and Radical Ideologies (TAPSTRI), a Hudson, New York-based think tank.