Over the past year, 16 Americans or American residents have been implicated in Islamist terrorism, now joined by the 17th, the failed Times Square bomber.
CNN will be reporting on the changing face of al Qaeda-inspired terrorism in a special Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Groups like the Islamic Thinkers Society and Revolution Muslim have few members, says CNN, but a large online following. “In a sense,” says an NYPD officer, “they are almost bug lights for aspiring jihadists.”
CNN’s timely efforts should provide valuable insights into the nature of terrorist aspirations for the U.S. Security officials will want to be watching.