In the Media

 

The Making—and Unmaking—of a Jihadist

Counterterrorism’s odd couple: An ex-cop teams up with a former extremist he helped send to prison. Read more...

 

NYPD Analyst Hunted al Qaeda Recruiter for Years. Now They’re a Team.

Former foes turned business partners seek to stop terrorist attacks in the U.S. Read more...

 

NYPD vs. Revolution Muslim: The Inside Story of the Defeat of a Local Radicalization Hub

Between 2006 and 2012, two men working on opposite sides of the struggle between global jihadis and the United States faced off in New York City. One was the founder of Revolution Muslim, a group which proselytized—online and on New York streets—on behalf of al-Qa`ida. The other led efforts to track the terrorist threat facing the city. Here, they tell the inside story of the rise of Revolution Muslim and how the NYPD, by using undercover officers and other methods, put the most dangerous homegrown jihadi support group to emerge on U.S. soil since 9/11 out of business. As the Islamic State adjusts to its loss of territory, this case study provides lessons for current and future counterterrorism investigations. Read more...