Washington Post: "Homesick Jihadists are Debating Whether to Return to their Comfortable Lives in the West" by Rita Katz

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From Rita Katz's Washington Post article, "Homesick jihadists are debating whether to return to their comfortable lives in the West":

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The Islamic State Announces its Own Currency

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The Islamic State (IS) "Treasury Department," in its first statement, announced that it would be minting its own currency in a message distributed on Twitter on November 13, 2014.

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IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Rallies Fighters, Condemns US-Led Coalition in New Speech

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The Islamic State (IS) released a new audio speech from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he rallied his forces, condemned coalition intervention in Syria, and called for further recruitment of fighters.

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From Teenage Colorado Girls to Islamic State Recruits: A Case Study in Radicalization Via Social Media

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Sometime over a year ago, a teenage American girl using the pseudonym "Grape" posted in response to a question on Ask.fm:

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IS Releases Five Statements of Allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Within 24 Hours

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In the last 24 hours, five audio messages pledging allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were released on behalf of jihadist groups from Libya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, and Algeria. Among those to pledge was the Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqd (also known as Ansar Jerusalem), along with unidentified collectives of fighters representing different countries and regions: “Mujahidin of the Arabian Peninsula,” “Mujahidin of Libya” and “Mujahidin of Yemen.” However, a closer look into these pledges raises questions regarding their authenticity and the underlying intentions of IS with their release.

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