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.
The attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left twelve people dead comes at a time when terrorist groups are increasingly encouraging their supporters in the West to carry out attacks in their home countries.
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.