terrorist recruitment

A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent is pictured in a video that ISIS militants released in September 2014.

‘The Islamic State needs doctors and engineers, too’


Men and women from all over the world have joined ISIS, many are zealots with little or no expertise. Now the group is trying to reach out to those with specific set of skills, and it’s adjusting its methods to appeal to to the smart and well-educated.

Abdirizak Bihi, who directs the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center in Minnesota, testifies at a congressional hearing on radicalization in Washington. Bihi's nephew left Minnesota to fight with al-Shabab in 2008.

In Minnesota, ISIS may be building on the recruiting networks once used by other terror groups

A screenshot from a video released by four Bahraini men calling on their Sunni countrymen to take up arms against the country's ruling family and Shiite majority.

ISIS looks to spread its recruiting and violence to the Persian Gulf