When: Monday November 23rd, 5pm GMT / 12pm ET
ICSR invites you to attend an online event with Associate Fellow Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens to celebrate the release of Homegrown: ISIS in America, which he authored with Seamus Hughes, and Bennett Clifford of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University.
Homegrown: ISIS in America analyses American supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Between 2014 and 2019, the United States witnessed an unprecedented scale of American involvement in jihadist activity, mostly due to the influence and efforts of ISIS to recruit Americans. While dozens of American ISIS supporters plotted attacks in the homeland, hundreds more traveled abroad to join the group’s so-called caliphate. Meanwhile, ideologues past and present provided the ideological narrative to support the group’s goals and methods, and online activists used new advances in online communications and social media platforms to spread ISIS’ message and incite violence. Homegrown addresses each of these dynamics and more.
The authors draw on first-hand interviews with former American Islamic State members and law enforcement officials, Islamic State supporters’ social media activity, and court case records of those who faced the American justice system.
Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is an ICSR Associate Fellow, the Research Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University and Lecturer at the War Studies Department, King’s College London.
If you would like to RSVP for this online event, please register here.