A growing group of young women are rejecting the luxuries and freedoms of Western life – and the mainstream Islamic faith of their parents – to serve the Islamic State group as wives, mothers, and online recruiters.
The FBI uses undercover agents and sting operations to round up ISIS recruits in US. But critics say such tactics also catch 'fake' terrorists who otherwise would not have taken action, further alienating the Muslim community.
These are the stories of a few of the 58 men and women arrested in the United States so far this year on charges of providing material support or other assistance to the militant Islamic State group in Syria.
So far, 58 Americans have been arrested in 2015 for plotting violence or attempting to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria. More than half are under 25, and experts say recruits are getting younger.
Some officials say they strongly suspect that the attack on US military facilities in Chattanooga was Islamic-inspired terrorism, and they are warning of the possibility of similar attacks in America in the future.
The Supreme Court made a number of important decisions this term, but none more transformative than legalizing gay marriage. The decision, however, does not settle the issue of gay rights and religious liberty.
In its 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court said EPA improperly streamlined the regulation process when it decided to consider only public health hazards, and not costs, in making the initial decision to restrict power plant emissions.
In a 5-to-4 decision, the high court put jail guards on notice that they will be held to a higher standard when facing accusations that they physically abused an individual being detained before a trial.
Supreme Court majority holds that specialty license plate designs constitute government speech. In a dissent, Justice Samuel Alito says that Texas' rejection of a Confederate flag specialty plate 'takes a painful bite out of the First Amendment.'