It's Not Just al-Qaeda Anymore: ISIS Now Targeting West at Rate of More than 2 Attacks Per Month
Via The Telegraph:
Islamic State-linked terror plots are increasing with attacks on the West foiled or taking place at a rate of more than two a month, according to a new study.
Since the declaration of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (Isil) "caliphate" last year, nine attacks unfolded out of a total of 32 Isil-inspired plots, or 2.3 a month, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) said.
The think tank's latest study of Isil-related terror found that the extremist group's slick media operation is contributing to the radicalisation and inspiring attacks in Europe and elsewhere.
Although the US is under greater threat of attacks, countries in Europe have seen a higher number of deaths resulting from attacks.
According to the report author, Robin Simcox, there are likely to be many more attacks planned that the public is not aware of.
For a long time, we have been told that it's al-Qaeda who is more focused on operating internationally while ISIS is more concerned with home-wrecking for now.
One thing al-Qaeda never had that ISIS does, however, is a social media savvy recruiting apparatus. This makes them more nimble abroad. It's much easier to find a recruit or two a couple hundred miles away from a place they want to attack than use the old al-Qaeda sleeper cell export model.
Now that al-Qaeda has the refugee crisis to hide its exports in, they'll both be more dangerous.
Heckuva job, Barack.