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They Created a Muslim Enclave in Upstate N.Y. Then Came the Online Conspiracies.

posted on January 28, 2019

The New York Times’s Rick Rojas reports that a peaceful Muslim community called Islamberg in upstate New York has been the target of conspiracy theorists and anti-Muslim groups. Rojas writes, “Documentary-style videos portrayed Islamberg as a jihadi training camp and terrorist sleeper cell, and people who present themselves as national security experts have published reports online alleging a culture of ‘militant brainwashing,’ forced marriages and doling out lashes and other forms of draconian abuse for violating its rules.” Last week, three men and one minor were arrested for allegedly plotting to attack Islamberg with a stockpile of weapons.

Read at The New York Times