Andrew C. McCarthy Joins The Freedom Center


The David Horowitz Freedom Center is proud to announce the addition of bestselling author and commentator, Andrew C. McCarthy, to its staff. Andrew will assume the position of Executive Director of the Philadelphia Freedom Center, our East Coast branch.  As director of the Philadelphia Freedom Center, Andrew will administer its popular speaker series, its campus programs including this year’s Islamic Apartheid Week, and its publications. He will also write columns and blog for FrontPageMag.com.  Craig Snider is now the Chairman of the Philadelphia Freedom Center.

Andrew McCarthy is a bestselling author, a widely syndicated conservative commentator, and one of the nation’s preeminent authorities on national security, law-enforcement, and the domestic threat posed by radical Islam.  He is a former attorney for the Justice Department’s Southern District of New York, best known for leading the successful prosecution against Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh,” who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and plotted to conduct simultaneous attacks on the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the United Nations complex, and the FBI’s lower Manhattan headquarters. Andrew later wrote the Justice Department’s 650-page brief when the Blind Sheikh appealed his conviction and defended the case in a successful two-day argument before the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Following the 9/11 attacks, Andrew supervised the U.S. attorney’s command post near Ground Zero, helping launch the largest investigation in American history, involving hundreds of law-enforcement and intelligence agents.

After leaving the Justice Department as the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of the Southern District of New York’s upstate division, he served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He has been an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and at his alma mater, New York Law School.

Andrew’s first New York Times bestseller was Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, 2008), a critically acclaimed account of the Blind Sheikh investigation, including the challenges of political correctness; the government’s resistance to the idea that terrorism is motivated by Islamic fundamentalism; and the folly of attempting to deal with a national security threat as if it were a mere criminal justice problem.

His next book, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Encounter Books, 2010) centered on the Muslim Brotherhood’s  “civilization jihad” against the West, its entrenched and expanding network of groups and individuals of influence; and its collusion with the hard Left in an ongoing assault against America’s liberty culture. In addition to being a New York Times bestseller, The Grand Jihad was number one on Amazon.

As many analysts have observed, The Grand Jihad accurately presaged the Islamist uprising popularly known as the “Arab Spring.” That story continues in Andres’s new book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy. Released in September by Encounter Books, Spring Fever describes how the Arab Spring has become a Muslim Brotherhood winter.

Andrew is a longtime contributing editor at National Review, writing weekly columns and posting regularly at NRO’s popular blog,” The Corner.” He is also a columnist for PJMedia, writing its “Ordered Liberty” blog. He has authored two pamphlets in Encounter’s well-regarded “Broadside” series: How the Obama Administration Has Politicized Justice (No. 7) and How Obama Embraces Islam’s Sharia Agenda (No. 18).   Andrew is regularly featured as a commentator on a wide array of national television, radio, and Internet broadcasts.

Editor’s note: See Andrew McCarthy’s recent Frontpage interview with Jamie Glazov on “Huma Abedin, Islamist Connections and Willful Blindness,” here.

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  • MikeWood

    Great to see Andrew added to an already superb team!

  • Deborah B,

    Exciting news that the great Andrew McCarthy is on board the Philadelphia Freedom Center. Welcome, Welcome, Andrew!

  • isiswirth

    Congratulations to Andrew C. McCarthy and to the Freedom Center.

  • dmw

    I concur with all of the above. This is why I make a monthly automatic deduction to The Freedom Center!!!

  • Mamala

    Another magnificent addition to the Freedom Center team!

  • TopAssistant

    GREAT! You need to go back to the March 28, 1786 letter from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to John Jay and show the similarities then and now. Why haven’t the House and Senate ever held hearings on the 1786 letter and what is happening today. He needs to zero in on why DOJ has failed to prosecute the unindicted co-conspirators of the Holy Land Foundation trials.
    We have a challenge with the flying carpet that Shariah/Islamic law is floating along with the leftists, communists, socialists, Marxists that make up the Democrat Party. Andrew brings to the battle a tremendous amount of credibility.

  • Questions

    Andrew McCarthy is a true gamer. He understands the jihadists and won't yield to them a bit. Excellent addition to the Center.

  • Jane Doe

    Fantastic!
    We appreciate all the well researched,enlightening articles we are able to access and learn from on Front Page Mag.
    I was thrilled to see Mr. Greenfield join the hard working team here and now we get Mr. McCarthy also !
    I can’t wait to dig into even more information. It’s like a seven course meal in a five star restaurant now.

  • traeh

    Good news.

  • Havoc

    Given his new responsibilities, where will Mr. McCarthy find time to split Islam/Islamist hairs? (The problem is Islam. The solution is No Islam.)