The United States needs to take the threat of prison radicalization seriously.
Over the past decade, foreign terrorists command and capability in the digital sphere has drastically evolved. But our responses to this have not adapted with the same efficiency.
Elshinawy’s is the only known case in which the Islamic State sent thousands of dollars to an individual in the United States to fund an attack.
The Islamic State (IS) is using “virtual entrepreneurs,” who employ social media to connect people in the West to larger extremist communities, encourage radical beliefs, and suggest violent or illegal actions against the non-believer.
Despite the Islamic State's social media prowess, Seamus Hughes argues that online radicalization rarely occurs exclusively in the digital domain.
Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, argues that prosecution is not the only—or even always the best—way to deal with homegrown violent extremists and advocates for the creation of a systematic intervention program as a viable alternative to prosecution for some cases.