Fifty-four individuals living in the U.S. have been linked to terrorism motivated by Islamic extremist ideology in the first half of 2015. This surpasses the total of each of the past two years: 26 individuals living in the U.S. were linked to such terrorism in all of 2014 and 22 in 2013.
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.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's English-language Inspire magazine has influenced numerous international and domestic terrorists. ADL has been monitoring Inspire since its first issue. This portal compiles information on all issues of Inspire magazine, its primary authors and other English-language propaganda disseminated by the terrorist organization.