WH Official: ‘There Is No Such Thing as a Lone Wolf’

By Melanie Arter | August 8, 2017 | 5:29 PM EDT

White House aide Sebastian Gorka (Screenshot of MSNBC video)

(CNSNews.com) - White House aide Sebastian Gorka told MSNBC Tuesday that there is a “no such thing as a lone wolf,” and the phrase lone wolf was invented by the Obama administration “to make Americans stupid.”

Gorka said every so-called lone wolf has been connected in some way to ISIS or al Qaeda through the tactics that these terrorist groups supply over the Internet.


“There’s no such thing as a lone wolf. You do know that. That was a phrase invented by the last administration to make Americans stupid,“ Gorka said.

“There has never been, never been a serious attack .... or a serious plot that was unconnected from ISIS or al Qaeda, at least through the ideology and the TTPs - the tactics, the training, the techniques, and the procedures - that they supply through the Internet. Never happened. It’s bogus,” Gorka added.

He said the U.S. must destroy terrorist groups like ISIS and “delegitimize” its ideology so they will become rejected like fascism and Nazism is today.

“This is an international, global threat. What we have to do now is not only destroy organizations like ISIS, which we are doing. They will be annihilated, but also delegitimize the ideology, so it will become as heinous and as rejected as fascism and Nazism is today,” Gorka said.

He said when people no longer want to become jihadis, that’s when the U.S. will have won the war against ISIS.

“That black flag of ISIS has to be globally rejected like the Swastika, and we will work with our Muslim partners to overtly and covertly delegitimize their message. That’s the definition of victory. When people don’t want to become jihadis, that’s when we will have won,” Gorka said.

When asked whether the White House plans to comment on the bombing of a mosque in Minneapolis over the weekend, Gorka said the White House will comment once the investigation is finalized.

”When we have some kind of finalized investigation, absolutely, so there’s a great rule: all initial reports are false. You have to check them. You have to find out who the perpetrators are,” Gorka said.

“We’ve had a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes by rivaling individuals in the last six months that turned out to actually be propagated by the left, so let’s wait and see. Let’s allow the local authorities to provide their assessment, and then the White House will make its comments,” he added.

When MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle pointed out that the president commented on an attack in London a few months ago before confirmation of exactly what happened, Gorka said, “Well, sometimes an attack is unequivocally clear for what it is. When somebody shouts, ‘Alluah Akbar’ as they’re stabbing a police officer, it’s pretty clear it’s not a case of the mafia robbing a bank. Wouldn’t you say so?”

Gorka pointed out that there have been cases recently where people have faked hate crimes.

Ruhle asked why the president made no mention of the mosque bombing on his Twitter page.

“I’m not going to give social media advice to a man who basically won the election in large part thanks to his understanding of social media and to destroy the fake news industrial complex’s predictions about who would win the last election, so just hold your horses, count to 10, and the president will do what he deems fit,” said Gorka.