The June edition of Terrorism Update, ADL’s newsletter providing news and analysis on international terrorist organizations and their followers in the U.S., is now available to our subscribers.
The feature article focuses on the increasing numbers of foreigners, including Americans, who have traveled to Syria to join with terrorist-linked groups fighting against the Assad regime. To date, there have been three publicly disclosed cases of Americans involved in fighting alongside rebel forces, each of whom have been linked to Jabhat al-Nusrah, a State Department-designated alias for Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Inspire, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s English-language terrorist magazine, is also featured in our June newsletter, which can be subscribed to on our website. ADL has created a new microsite focusing on Inspire, which has influenced numerous international and domestic terrorists since its inaugural issue in 2010. The issue also contains articles on an AQAP propagandist facing extradition to the United States for providing “expert advice and assistance in photography and graphic design of media” and disseminating AQAP materials, as well as an analysis of how the latest issue of Inspire celebrated the Boston Marathon bombings.
The newsletter includes an analysis of how the thwarted 1993 plot targeting New York City landmarks foreshadowed the escalating domestic terrorism threat, articles on terrorism-related arrests in Idaho and New York, and an update on an Iran-linked assassination plot. The issue also has analyses of Anwar al-Awlaki’s influence on domestic terror plots, including the Tsarnaev Brothers, and on Hamas’s Al Aqsa TV, which was the focus of intense media scrutiny recently after two its journalists were supposed to be honored by the Newseum in Washington, D.C.