|Evan F. Kohlmann|
|Born||1979 (age 35–36)|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University; University of Pennsylvania Law School|
|Occupation||Terrorism consultant; senior investigator; terrorism analyst; expert witness|
|Employer||The Nine Eleven Finding Answers Foundation;
|Notable work(s)||Al- Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network|
Early life and education
In a profile for the Penn Law Journal, Kohlmann said he spent summers in France while growing up, because his father studied there. Kohlmann graduated from Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He attended the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he studied under Mamoun Fandy. Fandy's mentorship sparked his interest in Middle East politics. "When [Fandy] lived in Egypt, he passed by the number two guy in al-Qaeda there every day. He really knew his subject."
He wrote Al- Qaida’s Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network while he was a law student. "I turned to a classmate and said, ‘This is Osama Bin Laden, and I have to go do something about it’."
He has called Anwar al-Awlaki "one of the principal jihadi luminaries for would-be homegrown terrorists. His fluency with English, his unabashed advocacy of jihad and mujahideen organizations, and his Web-savvy approach are a powerful combination." He calls al-Awlaki's lecture "Constants on the Path of Jihad", which he says was based on a similar document written by al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia's founder, the "virtual bible for lone-wolf Muslim extremists."
The Al Qaida Plan
Kohlmann produced "The Al Qaida Plan" to be used as evidence during the Guantanamo Military Commissions. Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald reported that "The Al Qaida Plan" was modeled after a film made for the Nuremberg tribunals called "The Nazi Plan".
Kohlmann has served frequently as an expert witness for the prosecution in terrorism trials. "There haven’t been that many cases yet, so sometimes the prosecutors are doing their first ones. I know how the courts work, so I am pretty valuable right now.” Despite being considered a terrorism expert, Kohlmann cannot read, write or speak Arabic. He testified as an expert witness in the following cases:
|U.S. v. Sabri Benkhala||Sabri Benkhala|
|U.S. v. Ali Timimi||Ali al-Timimi|
|U.S. v. Uzair Paracha||Uzair Paracha|
|U.S. v. Ali Asad Chandia||Ali Asad Chandia|
|U.S. v. Yassin Aref||Yassin Aref|
|U.S. v. Rafiq Sabir||Rafiq Abdus Sabir|
|U.S. v. Emadeddine Muntasser||Emadeddine Muntasser|
|Regina v. Mohammed Ajmal Khan and Palvinder Singh||
|H.M.A. v. Lawyers||Mohammed Atif Sidique||
|Regina v. Samina Malik||Samina Malik|
|Regina v. Hassan Mutegombwa||Hassan Mutegombwa|
|Regina v. Tsouli||Younes Tsouli (Irhabi 007)|
- Evan Kohlmann (December 20, 1999). "A Bitter Harvest: The Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan and its Effects on Afghan Political Movements" (PDF). Georgetown University. Retrieved February 18, 2008.[dead link]
- Evan Kohlmann (April 17, 2001). "The Legacy of the Arab-Afghans: A Case Study" (PDF). Georgetown University. Retrieved February 18, 2008.[dead link]
- Evan Kohlmann (January 2, 2003). ""Axis of Evil": Indicted Hamas leader linked to al Qaeda activist in Midwest". National Review. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- Evan F. Kohlmann (2004). Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network. Berg. ISBN 1-85973-807-9.
- Evan Kohlmann (May 14, 2004). "Breeding Ground: A home for al Qaeda in Iraq". National Review. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- Evan Kohlmann (September–October 2006). "The Real Online Terrorist Threat". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- Evan Kohlmann (December 2008). "Inside As-Sahaab: The Story of Ali al-Bahlul and the Evolution of Al-Qaida’s Propaganda". NEFA Foundation. Retrieved December 3, 2008. mirror
- Evan F. Kohlmann (2008). "Homegrown" Terrorists: Theory and Cases in the War on Terror's Newest Front". The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 618 (1): 95–109. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- CTC Sentinel, January 2008. Vol 1. Issue 2 (p. 9), Combating Terrorism Center, United States Military Academy (West Point)
- Robert Strauss (Fall 2006). "Terrorists Beware: Kohlmann is on the case". Penn Law Journal. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- Kevin Berger (March 2, 2007). "The Iraq insurgency for beginners". Salon magazine. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- Yuki Noguchi, Evan Kohlmann (April 19, 2006). "Tracking Terrorists Online". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- Evan Kohlmann (August 8, 2005). "Al Qaeda and the Internet". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- ''Cyberterrorism: the use of the internet for terrorist purposes'', Council of Europe, 2007, ISBN 92-871-6226-3, accessed February 8, 2010. April 19, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ''Terror on the Internet: the new arena, the new challenges'', Gabriel Weimann, US Institute of Peace Press, 2006, ISBN 1-929223-71-4, accessed February 8, 2010. September 11, 2001. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- Kohlmann, Evan F. (2004). Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network. Berg. ISBN 1-85973-807-9.
- ''Inside the asylum: why the UN and Old Europe are worse than you think'', Jed L. Babbin, Regnery Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0-89526-088-3. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- "The NEFA Foundation – About Us". .nefafoundation.org. September 11, 2001. Retrieved March 23, 2010.[dead link]
- "Counterterrorism Blog". Counterterrorism Blog. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- Meyer, Josh (November 9, 2009). "Fort Hood shooting suspect's ties to mosque investigated". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
- Carol Rosenberg (July 29, 2008). "Lawyers give expert testimony at bin Laden's driver's trial". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved July 29, 2008. mirror
- Smith, George (October 2, 2007). "The War on Terror's professional witness". The Register (Situation Publishing Ltd.). Retrieved October 3, 2007.
- Lettice, John (October 23, 2007). "Jailed terror student 'hid' files in the wrong Windows folder". The Register (Situation Publishing Ltd.). Retrieved November 5, 2007.
- Evan Kohlmann. "About GlobalTerroristAlert". Global Terrorist Alert. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- "Teacher jailed for aiding LeT". Times of India. August 26, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
A 29-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for providing support to Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.
- "Ali Asad Trial – May 30, 2006". Retrieved February 10, 2008.
- "U.S. v. YASSIN MUHIDDIN AREF and MOHAMMED MOSHARREF HOSSAIN" (PDF). talkleft. September 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
On September 24, 2006, the government substituted expert Evan Kohlmann in place of Rohan Gunaratna, and he prepared and submitted a report. In the one paragraph that he devotes to JEI, he does not talk about JEI Bangladesh, but rather switches to JEI generally, which is an organization which is markedly different in different countries.
- "Doctors can't treat terrorists: US judge". The Age. January 31, 2007. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
- ''Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence'', Robert Dover, Michael S. Goodman, Columbia University Press, 2009, ISBN 0-231-70114-4. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ''Muslim minorities in modern states: the challenge of assimilation'', Raphael Israeli, Transaction Publishers, 2008, ISBN 1-4128-0875-8. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- Globalterroralert.com Website run by Kohlmann