Mali: The Money Trail

Islamic terrorists, even the most extreme ones like ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) need cash because it is simply more efficient to purchase many items (like weapons, ammo, information and sanctuary in areas controlled by local tribes. Northeast Mali (near Gao and the Niger border) is where ...

Facebook accused of introducing extremists to one another through 'suggested friends' feature

In one example uncovered by the researchers, an Indonesian Isil supporter sent a friend request to a non-Muslim user in New York in March 2017. During the initial exchange the American user explained that he was not religious , but had an interest in Islam. Over the following weeks and months the ...

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