Over Half of the 62 ISIS-Inspired Attackers in the US Are Immigrants or Their Children

Oct 10th, 2016 | By | Category: News Posts
Rakhmatov and three other co-defendants - Abror Habibov, Dilkhayot Kasimov and Akmal Zakirov - were charged with funding the efforts of two other men to join ISIS in Syria

Rakhmatov and three other co-defendants – Abror Habibov, Dilkhayot Kasimov and Akmal Zakirov – were charged with funding the efforts of two other men to join ISIS in Syria.

According to an analysis conducted by DailyMail.com, a total of 62 people, majority of whom are men, have either launched attacks or been accused of taking part in attacks inspired by the Islamic State over the course of a year.

The 62 individuals were responsible for 49 attacks or “alleged ISIS-inspired activities,” including mass stabbings and attempts to send money and munitions to Syria.

Six of the ISIS-inspired attackers have died and 54 were arrested.

34 of those ISIS attackers and alleged attack plotters were immigrants or children of immigrants. 13 people linked to ISIS by federal authorities were the children of immigrants from Palestine and Pakistan and other Middle Eastern countries. Six people came to the US as refugees from countries including Palestine and Somalia.

Nazarene_Pin_Ad_300pxAt least 13 of these attackers were Americans who converted to Islam.

The analysis found that 64 people have been murdered by these ISIS-inspired attackers and at least 121 people were injured by them. This includes the Orlando nightclub attacks, which left 49 dead and 53 wounded and the San Bernardino shooting which killed 14 people and injured 22 others.

Most of these attackers and plotters awaiting trial were caught by the FBI in stings, which has been a crucial way of preventing and disrupting planned ISIS attacks.

For an extensive list of the 62 ISIS-inspired attackers, click here.

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