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Interview With Andrew C. McCarthy

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Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor and a Contributing Editor with National Review Online. From 1993 through 1996, while an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he led the prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, in which a dozen Islamic militants were convicted of conducting a war of urban terrorism against the United States that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. Mr. McCarthy also made major contributions to the prosecutions of the bombers of the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the Millennium plot attack at LAX International Airport. Following the 9/11 attacks, Mr. McCarthy supervised the U.S. Attorney's Anti-Terrorism Command Post in NYC, coordinating investigative and preventive efforts with numerous federal and state law enforcement and intelligence agencies. From 1999 through 2003, he was the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District's satellite office, responsible for federal law enforcement in six counties north of NYC. Mr. McCarthy is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Justice Department's highest honors: the Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award (1996) and Distinguished Service Award (1988). He has served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and as an Associate Independent Counsel in the investigation of a former cabinet official. He writes extensively on a variety of legal, social and political issues for National Review and Commentary, among other publications, as well as providing commentary for various television and radio broadcasts. His books include Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, How the Obama Administration has Politicized Justice, and his latest, How Obama Embraces Islam's Sharia Agenda.

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