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Terror Tracker


January 12, 2011 - 7:59 am

A jihadist article entitled “10 Ways to Detect and Foil the Plots of Spies,” an effort to provide lone-wolf jihadists with the necessary skills to detect and shake off FBI informants, continues to be wildly popular among jihadist websites. Released last month, the article discusses FBI methods of “grooming” terror suspects and tells potential terrorists to be wary about being included in larger plots. It also shows that jihadists have been reading American court documents with an eye for undermining counterterrorism efforts. Coupled with do-it-yourself terror guides like al-Qaeda’s English-language Inspire magazine, this article illustrates an increasing trend towards lone-wolf attacks. For more info about the article, check out the Investigative Project on Terror’s piece “Jihadi Adjustments Seen as U.S. Gears for Holiday.”

Terror Tracker is a senior researcher on Islamism and radicalization at an intelligence think tank in Washington DC.

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