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FPRI's Ed Turzanski on 6ABC's Inside Story on ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram

Edward Turzanski"It’s multifaceted, and they’re starting to find one another. Al Qaeda and ISIS are spoken of as if they are separate baskets. They’re really not. They tend to be organizations  that will work to complimentary purposes. That’s what makes it so tremendously daunting."

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FPRI's Marc Sageman Interviewd by David Ignatius in Washington Post Story on Radicalization

Marc Sageman“Blaming the Internet for radicalization is really blaming any form of communication for radicalization...Mere exposure to wrong ideas can explain neither their adoption nor their power to lead people to...political violence.”

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FPRI's Clint Watts Cited in Financial Times on the "Rise of the Armchair Terrorist Tracker"

“Many, if not most, western jihadis are deeply troubled souls, at times more confused about their intentions and motivations than we are.”

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FPRI's Clint Watts Cited in Catholic Online on Threat of Lone-Wolf Terrorism

"Today's jihadi threat, blended between Al-Qaeda and ISIS, networked by Facebook, and evolving based on conditions in hundreds of locations has the ability to produce attacks on three or more continents on any given day."

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FPRI's Joseph Braude to Publish New Weekly Article in Morocco's Al-Ahdath al-Maghribia

Beginning this week, FPRI Senior Fellow Joseph Braude will publish a weekly Arabic-language column in Al-Ahdath al-Maghribia, Morocco's third-largest daily newspaper. His debut story covers the Muslim American Twitter trend, "Muslim Apologies," and the backlash against it following the Charlie Hebdo attack.

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FPRI's Clint Watts Quoted in Voice of America on Arab Foreign Fighters

"They seek political power — [that] is ultimately what they are trying to do in their local environments in North Africa and the Middle East, and they are doing that through the initiation of an Islamic state...That's what their goal is when they return home, as opposed to the Europeans, [who] are more just committing violence on behalf of an ideological cause."

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FPRI's Barak Mendelsohn Quoted in New York Daily News on the U.S.'s Absence from Paris March

"It's puzzling. I cannot find any logical explanation for this and just don't buy the logistics argument...It's not the best way to demonstrate leadership. The symbolism won't be lost on the Europeans."

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FPRI's Clint Watts Quoted in Newsmax's on Jihadists' Use of Cyber-Recruiting

"Thirty years ago it took a long time to get everyone to Afghanistan...Now they propagate through social media, that's why it can happen so quickly, they can rapidly ramp up recruitment."

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FPRI's Clint Watts Quoted in International Business Times on "Broad-Based Jihad"

"...there are three kinds of terrorists in operation, inspired, networked and directed terrorists, and all of them can be linked. The networked jihadists are connected directly to one of the main terrorist organizations but cannot carry out large-scale attacks.

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FPRI's Clint Watts Cited in Slate on ISIS-al-Qaida Connection

"...in the days following the attack, the big question was whether ISIS or al-Qaida was involved. The answer likely seems to be ‘neither of them’ and ‘both.’”

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