Countering Violent Extremism

George Washington University Releases ISIS in America Report and Material Support Database

By Cody M. Poplin
Friday, December 4, 2015, 3:28 PM

Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University released an excellent report earlier this week entitled ISIS in America: From Retweets to RaqqaThe report, consisting of two parts, first examines all cases of U.S. persons arrested, indicted, or convicted in the United States for ISIS-related activities. The second part examines the individual's various motivations, path to radicalization, and the degree of their tangible links to ISIS. 

Hughes previously wrote a Lawfare Foreign Policy Essay arguing against the current approach of "material support of bust," suggesting that "without a viable alternative to filing material support charges, the United States is stuck  in an endless cycle in which each side throws up their hands and the next 200 families are left talking to their loved ones through a prison cell or learning about their deaths in the latest issue of Dabiq." 

Defense One summarizes the report, noting:

The group is so diverse, ranging from a 15-year-old boy to a 47-year-old Air Force Veteran, that it makes it hard for authorities to find a solution to preventing their radicalization. They come from different states, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, “defying any cookie-cutter profile of the American ISIS supporter,” the researchers say. They include college students, teenage girls, and a former fundamentalist Christian, from all over the United States.

According to Vidino and Hughes, fifty-six individuals have been charged with ISIS-related activities in 2015, a record number of terrorism-related arrests for any year since 9/11. Of those charges, the average age is 26, 86 percent are male, 51 percent traveled or attempted to travel aboard, 27 percent were involved in plots to carry out attacks on U.S. soil, and just over half (55 percent), were arrested as part of an operation involving an informant and/or undercover agent. 

The report also presents the following four infographics 

·         ISIS Recruits in the U.S. Legal System

·         The American ISIS Twitter Scene

·         The ISIS Den in America: Real World-Clusters

·         Inside the ISIS U.S. Echo Chamber

Documenting the profiles of 71 individuals charged with various ISIS-related activities, the report includes the following database of more than 7,000 pages of legal documents detailing ISIS-related legal proceedings. The dataset includes criminal complaints, indictments, affidavits, and courtroom transcripts. 

Abdurahman, Zacharia Yusuf
Criminal Complaint
Superseding Indictment

Abood, Bilal
Criminal Complaint
Indictment
Detention Motion 
Substitute Counsel Motion

Ahmed, Hamza Naj
Bad Acts Motion
Bail Proposal
Confession Motion
Count 7 Finance Motion
Criminal Complaint
Declaration
Disclosure Motion
Disclosure of Evidence Motion
Disclosure of Informants Motion
Discovery Motion
Exhibit List
Grand Jury Transcript Motion
Hearsay Motion
Indictment
Jury Questionarie Motion
Jury Selection Motion
Memo in Support of Dismissal
Disclosure of Jencks Act Materials Motion
Rejection Motion
Dismiss Indictment Motion 
Modify Conditions of Release Motion
Retain Notes and Evidence Motion
Sever Defendant Motion
Sever Student Loan Motion
Expert Witness Notice 
Pretrial Motions Notice
Redacted Declaration
Response to Motions for Release
Response to Pretrial Motions
Superseding Indictment
Support of Speedy Trial Exclusion
Vagueness Motion
Vagueness Motion 2
Vagueness Support Memo
Witness Motion
Witness Motion 2

Amin, Ali Shukri
Order Granting Motion to Remove Objectives and Corrections to Presentence Investigation Report
Order to remove file from Pacer
Plea Agreement
Sentencing
Statement of Facts
Supplement in Aid of Sentencing

Badawi, Muhanad
Continuance of Trial Data
Criminal Complaint
Memorandum
Stipulation

Blair, Alexander
Criminal Complaint
Hearing Brief of Detention

Booker, John T.
Criminal Complaint

Brown, Avin Marsalis
Criminal Complaint

Ciccolo, Alexander
Criminal Complaint
Detention Memo Exb A
Detention Memo Exb B
Detention Memo Exb C
Detention Memo

Coffman, Heather Elizabeth
Arrest Warrant
Criminal Complaint
Judgement
Position of US on Sentencing
Position of US on Sentencing 2
Request Letter and Response

Conley, Shannon Maureen
Arrest Warrant
Charges
Courtroom Minutes
Criminal Complaint
Detention Order

Cornell, Christopher Lee
Criminal Complaint
Indictment
Superseding Indictment

Dakhlalla, Muhammad Oda
Criminal Complaint
Detention Order
Exhibit List
Indictment
Discovery Request
Trial Notice

Dandach, Adam
Criminal Complaint
Indictment
Superseding Indictment

Daud, Abdirahman Yasin
Criminal Complaint
Superseding Indictment

Diaz, Miguel Moran
Criminal Complaint

Edmonds, Hasan Edmonds
Criminal Complaint
Indictment

Edmonds, Jonas
Criminal Complaint
Indictment

Elfgeeh, Mufid
Affidavit
Scheduling Order

Elhuzayel, Nader
Criminal Complaint

Farah, Adnan Abdihamad
Criminal Complaint
Superseding Indictment

Farah, Mohamed Abdihamad
Criminal Complaint
Superseding Indictment

Gammal, Ahmed Mohammed
Appearance of Counsel
Charges
Criminal Complaint
Detention Order
Exhibit List
Minutes
Withdraw Counsel Motion
Detention Order
Status Hearing
Transfer Order
Waiver of Rules 5 5.1

Habibov, Abror
Complaint - Affidavit
Superseding Indictment

Harcevic, Armin
Courtroom Minutes
Disclosure of Evidence
Indictment
Modify Conditions of Release Motion

Hassan, Mohammed Abdullahi
Superseding Indictment

Hodzic, Ramiz Zijad
Disclosure of Suppressible Evidence
Indictment
Minutes
Detention Motion
Response to Modifications of Conditions of Release

Hodzic, Sedina Unkic
Disclosure of Suppressible Evidence
Indictment
Minutes

Ismail, Yusra
Criminal Complaint

Jordan, Akba Jihad
Criminal Complaint - Affidavit

Juraboev, Abdurasul Hasanovich
Complaint - Affidavit
Superseding Indictment

Kareem, Abdul Malik Abdul
Arrest Warrant
DOJ Conflict Memo
Indictment
Joinder of Motion of Extension

Kasimov, Dilkhayot
Superseding Indictment

Khan, Asher Abid
Courtroom Minutes
Criminal Complaint
Dentention Hearing Transcript
Unseal Documents Motion 
Continuing Trial Order
Unseal Order
Pretrial Conference Transcript Order
Pretrial Release Order Denial Version 1
Pretrial Release Order Denial Version 2
Recording Notice
Transcript of In-Chambers Conference

Khan, Mohammed Hamzah
Criminal Complaint
Indictment
Support Supression Motion Memorandum
Continuance Motion

Kodaimati, Mohamad Saeed
Charges
Criminal Complaint
Compel Discovery Motions
Notice of Appearance
Opposition to Motions to Compel and File

McColum, Robert C.
Affidavit
Indictment
Continuance Motion

Morgan, Donald Ray
Factual Basis
Plea Agreement

Mumuni, Fareed
Criminal Complaint
Detention Request

Musse, Hanad Mustafe
Criminal Complaint
Order on Pretrial Release
Superseding Indictment

Nagi, Arafat
Criminal Complaint

Nur, Abdi
Criminal Complaint

Omar, Guled Ali
Criminal Complaint
Superseding Indictment

Ramic, Jasminka Ramic
Disclosure of Evidence
Indictment

Rosic, Nihad
Detention Hearing Transcript
Disclosure of Suppressible Evidence
Indictment

Rovinski, Nicholas
Affidavit

Saidakhmetov, Akhror
Complaint - Affidavit
Superseding Indictment

Saadeh, Alaa
Criminal Complaint

Saadeh, Nader
Criminal Complaint

Saleh, Munther Omar
Criminal Complaint

Salkicevic, Mediha Medy
Arraignment Text
Detention Order
Disclosure of Evidence
Indictment

Siddiqui, Asia
Criminal Complaint - Affidavit
Discovery

Suarez, Harlem
Criminal Complaint

Sullivan, Justin Nojan
Criminal Complaint

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh
Appearance of Counsel
Arrest Warrant
Criminal Complaint
Indictment
Memorandum of Law
Notice of Appearance
Request for Reciprocal Discovery
Transcript of Arraignment

Teausant, Nicholas
Criminal Complaint
Indictment

Thomas, Keonna
Criminal Complaint
Indictment
Transcript Probable Cause Hearing
Trial Notice

Topaz, Samuel Rahamin
Criminal Complaint
Plea Agreement

Van Haften, Joshua Ray
Criminal Complaint

Velentzas, Noelle
Criminal Complaint - Affidavit
Government Discovery

Wolfe, Michael Todd
Ammended Judgement
Consent to Guilty Plea
Criminal Complaint
Criminal Information
Indictment Dismissal
Detention Motion
Dismiss Indictment Motion
Plea Order

Wright, David
Affidavit
Criminal Complaint

Young, Jaelyn Delshaun
Criminal Complaint
Exhibit List
Indictment
Order for Discovery
Requesting Intent
Trial Date
Trial Notice

Yusuf, Abdullahi
Change of Plea Hearing
Criminal Complaint
Procedural History

Zakirov, Akmal
Superseding Indictment