Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Funding ISIS
- Dilkhayot Kasimov, 34, a citizen of Uzbekistan living in Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to and attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
- Kasimov was convicted in 2019 after he gave money to co-conspirators seeking to travel to Syria to fight on behalf of the terrorist organization.
- Two of Kasimov’s co-conspirators were sentenced to 15 years in prison, and a third co-conspirator was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison. Read More
Kansas Woman Pleads Guilty to Leading All-Female ISIS Battalion
- Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42, from Kansas, pled guilty to leading an all-female military battalion on behalf of ISIS.
- Fluke-Ekren, who has multiple aliases, traveled to Syria and has been involved with a number of terrorism-related activities on behalf of ISIS from at least 2014, including planning and recruiting operatives for a potential future attack on a college campus inside the U.S.
- Fluke-Ekren faces up to 20 years in prison. Read More
Boogaloo Boi Sentenced for Conspiring to Support Hamas
- Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 24, of Hampstead, N.C., was sentenced to 48 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist organization Hamas.
- Teeter and a co-defendant Michael Robert Solomon, 32, were members of the anti-government Boogaloo Bois militia movement and a sub-group called the “Boojahideen.” Read More
Alt-Right & Alt-Left Extremism
Boogaloo Boi Sentenced for Murder
- Steven Carrillo, 34, of Ben Lomond, Calif. was sentenced to 41 years in prison for the killing of Homeland Security contractor David Patrick Underwood.
- Underwood was shot and killed in May 2020 while guarding a federal building and courthouse in Oakland during protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
- Carrillo has been linked to the anti-government Boogaloo Boi militia movement, espousing the Boogaloo movement ideology online for months leading up to the attack. Read More
George Floyd Riot Arsonists Plead Guilty to Lighter Charges
- Two New York lawyers, Urooj Rahman, 33, and Colinford Mattis, 34, pleaded guilty to new charges as part of a deal in which prosecutors recommended shorter sentences.
- Rahman and Mattis were charged for throwing a Molotov cocktail at a New York City police car during protests over George Floyd’s death in May 2020 and faced up to 45 years in prison.
- Under the revised agreements, the prosecutors recommended sentences of just 18 to 24 months.
- Some have charged that the lighter sentences reflect a Justice Department policy that comes down harder on right-wing extremists such as the Capital Hill rioters than on left-wing extremists, such as these. Read More
More News From the Alt-Right
- The Justice Department is charging Proud Boys leader Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 38, of Miami, Fla. and four other members of the organization with seditious conspiracy and other charges for their actions before and during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Read More
More News From the Alt-Left
- Members of the far-left extremist pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge firebombed a pro-life Christian pregnancy center in Buffalo, N.Y. this week. This was one in a long string of violent attacks perpetrated by the group and their adherents. Read More
- Runadieo Jordan, 52, of Brooklyn, N.Y. was charged with a hate crime of assault for allegedly yelling homophobic language at a man on a Bronx train and stabbing him in the arm. Read More
- The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating an alleged incident that reportedly included multiple assaults and possible hate speech at a gay pride event. Read More
Hostile Foreign Influence Operations
Top US General in Afghanistan Charged With llegal Lobbying for Qatar
- The FBI has seized electronic data from former Marine Gen. John R. Allen, who led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, pertaining to his role in an illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the nation of Qatar. Read More
Cyber Security Firm Uncovers Massive Chinese Hacking Operation
- An Israeli-American cyber security firm, Cybereason, uncovered a massive hacking operation led by a hacking group known to operate on behalf of Chinese state interests. The group targeted dozens of technology and manufacturing companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and stole sensitive proprietary information. Read More
Research & Trends in Extremism
New DHS Advisory Outlines Heightened Terrorist Threats
- Recent violent attacks by lone offenders against minority communities, schools, houses of worship, and mass transit have demonstrated the dynamic and complex nature of these threats and how these attacks feed on one another.
- The continued proliferation of false or misleading narratives regarding current events can reinforce personal grievances or ideologies, inspiring others to commit acts of violence.
- Foreign adversaries exploit these acts of violence to sow discord, undermine U.S. democratic institutions, and promote or inspire violence by their supporters. Read More