Parents who suspect a child may be radicalizing face a heartrending choice: If they remain silent, their child may leave to join the terrorists. If they call the authorities, that may result in a prison term. They need a third option, experts say.
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.