September 28, 2015 | Quote
ISIS in America: How Doomsday Muslim Cult is Turning Kids Against Parents
American families are under assault from an Islamic extremist group that is quietly turning young minds against their parents, against their religious faith, and against their country.
The group, the self-proclaimed Islamic State in occupied sections of Syria and Iraq, is using social media and the worldwide reach of the Internet in a sophisticated recruitment campaign that is making families feel helpless to stop a slow-motion kidnapping of their children.
So far this year, 58 Americans – more than half under 25 – have been arrested for attempting to travel to Syria or for plotting violence in the US. That is more than twice the number of similar arrests for the entire year in 2014, and more than twice the number for all of 2013, as well.
“One of the Islamic State’s major appeals is the fact that it is winning, the fact that it can go toe-to-toe with the most powerful countries in the world and it is still standing,” says Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a counter-terrorism expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
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