Terrorists Have A New Norm: Waging Jihad As Part Of A Social Movement, Experts Say
International Business Times
By: Erin Banco
In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris this month, authorities are conducting raids in Europe, raising fears among citizens that the terrorism that has occurred around the world during the past year — ranging from hostage crises to mass murders — could be imminent in their hometowns. But experts say that even though there has been an increasing number of high-profile terrorist attacks carried out by Islamist jihadists in recent months, most if not all of them were disconnected, and were inspired by what is becoming the new norm in the terrorism world: waging jihad as part of a widespread, but disjointed, social movement…
According to a report published by the New York-based The Soufan Group and the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization, the total number of foreign fighters in Syria in September was between 11,000 and 12,000…
Download The Soufan Group’s special report on Foreign Fighters in Syria here.
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