Stephen Coughlin is a lawyer and former Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence analyst who was in effect fired by the Pentagon at the request of Hesham Islam who has since been suspected of being an Islamic terrorist sympathizer. Coughlin's warnings that the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is affiliated with the terrorist group Muslim Brotherhood led Hesham Islam to call him "a Christian zealot with a pen." Subsequently, the Joint Chiefs of Staff did not renew Coughlin's contract as an intelligence analyst. In ignoring Coughlin's warnings, dramatically emphasized by its January 2008 termination of Coughlin, the Pentagon turned a deliberate blind eye to the reality of Islamic terrorism (i.e., the actions of then United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, a.k.a. Gullible Gordie), leading directly to Nidal Malik Hasan's November 2009 Jihadist attack.
The negative U.S. security implications of Coughlin's termination were discussed repeatedly in several books published before the November 2009 massacre: The Failure Factory: How Unelected Bureaucrats, Liberal Democrats, and Big Government Republicans Are Undermining America's Security and Leading Us to War (Crown Forum, 2008) by Bill Gertz, They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (Macmillan, 2008) by Brigitte Gabriel, Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America Without Guns or Bombs (Regnery Publishing, 2008) by Robert Spencer, Shadow World: Resurgent Russia, the Global New Left, and Radical Islam (Regnery Publishing, 2008) by Robert Chandler, and Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom (Random House, 2009) by Bruce Bawer, and--published only three weeks before the Ft. Hood tragedy--Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America (WND, 2009; foreword by Cogresswoman R-NC Sue Myrick) by P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry.
- Stephen C. Coughlin, Esq. Visiting Fellow, National Security Law
- "Expert on Radical Islam Fired from Pentagon". Fox News. January 11, 2008. Hannity's interview with Steve Emerson.
- "Islamism and Challenges to Resources for U.S. Strategic Planning Against Jihad". Jeffrey Imm. January 12, 2008.
- “To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad". Stephen C. Coughlin, Esq. July 2, 2007.