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Potential Indicators of Violent Extremism Radicalization or Mobilization

posted Sep 18, 2018, 9:27 AM by Andrew Chadick
  • Communicating with known or suspected foreign-based or US-based violent extremists using e-mail, social media platforms, or through encrypted messaging applications;
  • New or increased advocacy of violence, including providing material support or recruiting others to commit criminal acts;
  • Consumption and sharing of media glorifying violent extremist acts;
  • Reports to law enforcement that a community member has initiated unexplained isolation, including broken contact with friends and family or an unexplained self-initiated exit from school or work, combined with advocacy of violence; and
  • Encouraging visits to violent extremist websites highlighting perceived Western atrocities against minorities to encourage prospective recruits to engage in violence.