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10 Aug 2015

Politico Mag cover story: “Tennessee Is the Capital of American Jihad”

Three years ago, we released a documentary called “Losing Our Sons,” which warned that a dangerous network of radical Islamists based in Tennessee was inciting local Muslims against America and promoting terrorist activity. Tennessee civic and religious leaders dismissed our claims. “The Tennessean” newspaper smeared us as Islamophobes and assured

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LOS Fathers
21 Jul 2015

Government ignored warnings about Islamist threat to military in Tennessee

The terrorist attack in Chattanooga, TN is not the first Islamist attack on military recruiting centers originating in Tennessee. In 2011, Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) released a documentary film – Losing Our Sons — about the 2009 murder of Private Andy Long at an Army-Navy recruitment center in

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30 Jan 2013

Column: What our sons can teach America

(This article, written by Melvin Bledsoe and Daris Long, originally appeared in USA Today on July 8, 2012) This spring, the Obama administration threatened to veto the 2013 Defense Authorization Act. Of all the reasons given for the threat, the objection to granting thePurple Heart to Pvt. Andy Long stands

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30 Jan 2013

A New Documentary: Losing Our Sons

(This article originally appeared on Citizenwarrior.com July 2012, as a follow up to the Tennessee Freedom Coalition and ACT for America’s screening of LOS) One month ago, the Tennessee Freedom Coalition and ACT! for America hosted a world premier of a new documentary, Losing Our Sons. You can watch the

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30 Jan 2013

United West’s LOS graphic

Click here to view the United West’s outstanding Losing Our Sons graphic

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30 Jan 2013

New APT film: “Our Lost Sons” – The Carlos Bledsoe Nashville Radicalization Connections

(This article originally appeared on the New English Review in January 2013) Charles Jacobs and the team at Americans for Peace and Tolerance have produced a stunning film of Melvin Bledsoe’s important story about the tragic outcome of his son’s Islamization while at Tennessee State University – the murder of

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30 Jan 2013

Losing Our Sons

(This article, by Bruce Bawer, originally appeared in Frontpage Mag on December 28, 2012) It is, in my view, the defining exchange of our time. It took place, not inappropriately, on Pearl Harbor Day of 2011, at one of the joint House-Senate hearings called by New York Congressman Peter King

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30 Jan 2013

How two fathers lost their sons to jihad

(This article originally appeared on the Centennial Insitute at CCU’s website on Sunday December 16, 2012 after their screening of LOS) Editor’s Note: Army Private Andy Long was gunned down by homegrown jihadist Carlos Bledsoe (who had taken the name Abdulhakim Muhammad after training with Al Qaeda in Yemen) at

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23 Jan 2013

In ‘Losing Our Sons’ Documentary, Daris Long, Melvin Bledsoe Speak Against ‘Homegrown Terrorism’

(This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post’s website on December 13, 2012) Two fathers have teamed up to make a controversial documentary about an act of terrorism that claimed the life of one man’s son and put the other’s behind bars. In the documentary, “Losing Our Sons,” Daris Long

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23 Jan 2013

Fathers say terrorists recruited college student to murder U.S. solider

(This article originally appeared on Colorado’s 9news.com on December 9, 2012) DENVER – Two fathers who lost their sons to what they call an act of homegrown terrorism, believe it’ll happen again, unless America wakes up. Homegrown terrorists are U.S. citizens who become radicals with the intent of killing Americans.

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