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When its Attacker is in Handcuffs, ISIS Stays Mum

posted on November 2, 2017

The New York Times’s Rukmini Callimachi reveals that the Islamic State typically refuses to take credit for attacks if its perpetrators are in custody. Callimachi writes of the phenomena: “It may help explain why the Islamic State had not, as of Wednesday night, asserted responsibility for the deadly rampage the day before in Manhattan by a truck driver who was wounded and arrested by the police, who say he is a disciple of the group.” She adds that, in refusing to out surviving members, ISIS might want to signal loyalty to followers or indicate that their mission is not complete without martyrdom.

Read at The New York Times