18 Years After 9/11, Jihadism Remains a Global and Local Threat
Sep 10, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
- The jihadist movement has always consisted of various components, and has never had a unified ideology, theology or operational doctrine.
- While many franchise groups and grassroots jihadists operate under either the Islamic State or al Qaeda name, their operations are still largely independent and thus unaltered by any losses incurred by the two core organizations.
- This decentralized model means that jihadist militants continue to pose an array of threats both at the local and global level, and that security forces must keep the pressure on both levels to adequately thwart future attacks.