The rise of ISIS and its increasingly sophisticated social media communication and recruitment strategies influenced a diverse group of people from around the world, including the U.S., throughout 2014. ISIS’s far-reaching propaganda machine has not only attracted thousands of recruits, but has also helped Syria and Iraq emerge as the destinations of choice for this generation of extremists.
Glenn Miller, suspected in the shooting deaths of three individuals at a JCC and a Jewish assisted living facility in Overland Park, KS, has had a career in hatred and anti-Semitism that has spanned over three decades.
In 2014, Klan groups have targeted communities across the U.S. with racist fliers, causing consternation and attracting media attention. But the fliering campaign camouflages a shrinking Ku Klux Klan.
In recent years, the anti-government extremist "sovereign citizen" movement has experienced a considerable resurgence, which has resulted in a significant growth in both membership and activity - including violent activity - across the United States.