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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. The inspired jihadists are connected to an organization through its online propaganda and have less ability to inflict harm on targets than the networked jihadists but can strike frequently. The directed jihadists are the most dangerous, with personal connections to the leaders of the main terrorist organizations and can carry out large-scale attacks.” 

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