Jun. 15, 2016
Wolf Dens, Not Lone Wolves, the Norm in U.S. Islamic State Plots – Joseph Ax (Reuters)
A Reuters review of the 90 Islamic State court cases brought by the Department of Justice since 2014 found that 3/4 of those charged were not isolated individuals but rather part of a group of 2-10 co-conspirators who met in person to discuss their plans.
Even the isolated individuals were almost always in contact with other sympathizers, whether via text message, email or networking websites. Fewer than 10 cases involved someone acting entirely alone.