A Look at the States with the Highest ISIS Recruitment


Today, Washington police officer Nicholas Young, 36 and a converted Muslim, was charged with trying to provide financial support to ISIS. This is the first time a law enforcement officer has been charged with an ISIS-related crime. However, of course, this is not the first time a U.S. citizen became radicalized into an ISIS recruit.

In a graph provided by Fox News and George Washington University, here is a breakdown of states in the U.S. that have the highest rate of documented ISIS recruitment and radicalization.

As you can see below, states like California, Texas and Virginia have a handful of individuals charged by U.S. authorities as suspects with alleged Islamic State activities.

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 8.15.12 PM

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 8.15.21 PM

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 8.14.51 PM

However, the two big whopping recruitment states are Minnesota and New York. While Minnesota has a rating of 13 recruits, which makes sense considering its significant Muslim population, New York takes the lead at 17 recruits. Of course, New York City and other regions in the Empire State is a melting pot of diversity, which leads grand opportunity for individuals to be exposed to radicalization.

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 8.15.29 PM

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 8.15.40 PM




If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).

To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.


Comment via Facebook

Send this to a friend