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Undated file photo from ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or Islamic State group or Daesh (Daech), taken in eastern area, Syria, in 2015 and published by the group on their web pages.
Undated file photo from ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or Islamic State group or Daesh (Daech), taken in eastern area, Syria, in 2015 and published by the group on their web pages.
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US Islamic State Sympathizers Share Commonalities

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A recent report reveals that 90% of the 71 Americans charged as Islamic State sympathizers since March 2014 are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The George Washington University published “ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa,” which found that a majority of those charged were men in their mid-twenties. Of those, 27% allegedly planned to attack domestically.

Even more striking is the fact that they were active on social media, using three types of Twitter accounts: nodes, amplifiers, and shout-out accounts.

Though the researchers were able to find commonalities among the 71 sympathizers, the report said, “Their motivations are equally diverse and defy easy analysis.”

Get the full story at Vocative.