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CTC Sentinel [March 2022]   [open pdf - 17MB]

This March 2022 issue of the U.S. Military Academy's Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) Sentinel features the following article: "The Colleyville Hostage Crisis: Aafia Siddiqui's Continued Pertinence in Jihadi Terror Plots against the United States" by Bennett Clifford. From the Feature Article: "The January 15, 2022, hostage crisis at a Jewish synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, resurfaced a longstanding jihadi cause when the armed hostage-taker demanded the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist-turned-al-Qaida-operative currently serving an 86-year sentence in an American prison for attempting to murder U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Since Siddiqui's 2010 conviction, a laundry list of violent Islamist groups around the world have attempted to broker prisoner exchanges to secure her release and appealed to their followers to fight on her behalf. Evaluating the Colleyville hostage crisis and similar plots in the United States with a nexus to Siddiqui's case, this article traces why Siddiqui remains a major figure in the jihadi movement in the West." Other articles include: "The Security Threat Posed by the Corona-skeptic 'Querdenken' Movement in Germany" by Daniel H. Heinke; and "Examining Digital Currency Usage by Terrorists in Syria" by Audrey Alexander and Teddy MacDonald.

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2022-03
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Combating Terrorism Center at West Point: http://www.ctc.usma.edu/sentinel/
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CTC Sentinel (March 2022), v.15 no.3
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