Sebastian Gorka

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Sebastian Gorka is a former adviser to US President Donald Trump (January-August 2017). He is a British-born Hungarian-American terror analyst and a columnist for the alt-right and anti-Muslim website Breitbart.

In February 2018 he joined the anti-Muslim online platform Rebel Media, which is run by Canadian ex-tabloid editor Ezra Levant.

Gorka has been widely criticised for his white supremacist views and was revealed by Forward magazine to be a member of a Hungarian Nazi movement to which his father had once belonged. [1]

In September 2017 Gorka was advertised as a keynote speaker at the 17th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC Herzliya) in Israel. Other speakers included the former French prime minister Manuel Valls.[2]

Understanding Islamist Radicalisation conference 2011

In 2011 Gorka was a panel chair at Cranfield University's Understanding Islamist Radicalisation and Violence in the 21st Century. A Decade after 9/11: Lessons Learned and New Challenges for the Coming Decade 19-20 October 2011. The symposium was jointly organised with the UK Defence Academy and the George C Marshall Center at the campus in Shrivenham.[3]Fellow chairs over the three-day-event were: Professor Nick Pratt of the George C Marshall Center, Professor Patrick Sookhdeo, Visiting Professor, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and Dr Sebastian Gorka of the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University.[4]

Speakers included: Brian Jenkins of the RAND Corporation (Keynote Speaker), Dr Tawfik Hamid, Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, Douglas Murray of the Centre for Social Cohesion, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC and Lee Rowland, Strategic Communication Laboratories.[3]


  • "Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War," : argues that 'US leaders should stop referring to Islamist terrorism as "violent extremism" and acknowledge what he outlines as "global jihad."'



  1. Richard Silverstein, Who Invited Sebastian Gorka to Keynote Israeli Terror Conference?, Tikun Olam, September 7, 2017 , accessed 5 February 2018
  2. The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's (ICT's) 17th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism Is Now LIVE 22 August 2017, accessed 5 February 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 University of Cranfield Events, Understanding Islamist Radicalisation and Violence in the 21st Century, 19-21 October 2010, Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 20 July 2010 on 13 June 2016.
  4. Understanding Islamist Radicalisation and Violence in the 21st Century Brochure, Scribdaccessed 8 February 2011.