A new report released by George Washington University’s program on extremism Tuesday morning found that the Islamic State is enjoying “unprecedented” support within the U.S.
The report, titled “ISIS in America: From Retweets To Raqqa,” primarily focuses on how the terrorist organization attempting to establish an Islamic caliphate recruits Americans to join their cause.
“What we do see in the United States is an unprecedented mobilization,” said Lorenzo Vidino, one of the authors of the report, said. He also said it is “bigger than any other mobilization we have seen since 9/11.”
U.S. authorities have spoken to 250 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Syria or Iraq to join the Islamic State. There are 900 active investigations against the terror group’s sympathizers in all 50 states. Since March 2014, 71 Americans have been charged with supporting the terrorist organization with a dramatic uptick in arrests in 2015.