Beyond the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is particularly adept in the use of social media. ISIS not only employs social media to spread its messages and recruit followers, including Westerners, but also to empower its supporters to take part in that process.
In 2013, 14 American citizens or permanent residents were implicated in the U.S. on terror-related charges, ranging from domestic plots and conspiracies to providing material support to terrorists abroad. Many were directly influenced by propaganda easily accessible online.
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.