Having spent several posts discussing the threat offered by the Islamic State (IS), it seems appropriate to balance these views with a look at the signs that suggest the group is facing difficulties in its attempts to expand further.
Following news that an individual attacked the Mexican consulate and Austin Police headquarters, white supremacist forum members distanced themselves from the attacks.
As the fighting continues in Syria and Iraq, much discussion has fallen upon the military response to the Islamic State (IS) and the Western bombing campaign and training efforts. What tends to be overlooked by the media, however, is the unique composition of the forces that make up the Islamic State (IS).
Jihadists and jihadist supporters online have launched a barrage of recruitment messages following a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for his killing of Michael Brown, an 18 year-old black male, in Ferguson, Missouri. Using the hashtag "#FergusonDecision," users characterized the decision as the result of America's racism while claiming jihad and revolution to be fitting responses.