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.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was reeling from sharp rebukes at home and abroad over his surprise announcement last month to immediately pull American troops out of Syria when he flew into the al Asad airbase in neighboring Iraq the day after Christmas.
Inside a canvas Quonset hut, one of the arced prefabricated structures used by the military and surrounded by concertina wire, Trump received operational briefs from U.S. commanders suggesting a territorial victory against Islamic State was within sight, but the military needed just a bit more time, U.S. officials said.
In a message to the force sent Tuesday, Adm. Karl L. Schultz said both he and the Department of Homeland Security Secretary remain "fully engaged" on the missing pay issue, which have caused "anxiety and uncertainty" for Coasties and their families.