September 25th, 2014
12:17 AM ET

What can be done to stop foreign fighters?

The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin to law enforcement across the U.S., warning them to be on the lookout for lone wolf terror attacks. It is difficult to identify who may launch an attack like this. Deborah Feyerick reports on how authorities are working to stop foreign fighters who traveled to places like Syria and Iraq from bringing the fight back home.What can be done to stop foreign fighters?

ISIS has issued orders for the killing of Westerners. Is this sort of instruction what lone wolf terrorists are waiting for? Anderson spoke with Maajid Nawaz, who was once a Muslim extremist and is now the director of the Quilliam Foundation.

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Filed under: Deborah Feyerick • ISIS • Khorasan • Maajid Nawaz • Syria
September 3rd, 2014
11:43 PM ET

How the world is responding to ISIS' propaganda videos

Videos from ISIS that depict the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff have drawn condemnation from around the world. Randi Kaye reports how those videos are also being used to draw new recruits on jihadi web sites and chatrooms.

Maajid Nawaz was once a Muslim extremist. He discussed what this generation of radicals sees in ISIS' videos.

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Filed under: ISIS • Maajid Nawaz • Randi Kaye
August 27th, 2014
11:43 PM ET

Report: Second American killed in Syria fighting for ISIS

An anti-ISIS group now says there was a second American killed fighting in Syria. The group that released photos of Douglas McCain's passport and his remains made the claim without providing any identification or evidence. U.S. officials estimate that dozens of Americans have tried to join ISIS. What would make them want to travel to Syria, pick up a weapon and fight for a group like that? Jason Carroll looks at the stories of other American jihadis.

Maajid Nawaz was once a member of a militant Muslim group. Today he is the author of "RADICAL: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism." Anderson spoke to him about how groups like ISIS recruit westerners.

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Filed under: ISIS • Jason Carroll • Maajid Nawaz • Syria
June 17th, 2014
10:24 PM ET

Foreign fighters prove dangerous in Iraq and back home

Sunni Iraqis make up the majority of ISIS's forces, but analysts say a growing number of foreign fighters are joining their ranks. That even includes some Americans. ISIS is producing videos that urge westerners to join the fight, and thousands may be answering the call. Pamela Brown looks at the danger these fighters pose on the battlefield and in their home countries.

What could be done about all of this? Anderson spoke with National Security Analyst Fran Townsend, who's a member of the DHS and CIA external advisory committees and Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamist militant who is now an author and chairman of the Quiliam Foundation.

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Filed under: Anderson live in Baghdad • Fran Townsend • Iraq • ISIS • Maajid Nawaz • Pamela Brown
September 23rd, 2013
11:43 PM ET

Who is behind the Kenya mall massacre?

There are reports Americans are among the gunmen who attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall. The group al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for the massacre. What does this mean for the safety of soft targets like malls here in the U.S.? Anderson discussed all of this with former extemist and author Maajid Nawaz and former CIA officer Bob Baer.

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Filed under: Bob Baer • Kenya Mall Massacre • Maajid Nawaz