Karen Greenberg was quoted in a Gazette article about the Justice Department’s recent report linking terrorism and immigration in the United States.
The Fordham University Law School National Security center director, Karen Greenberg said that the evidence had been overshadowed by the report’s lengthy timeline. Greenberg added that the ISIS had used the tactic of using attackers who were born in the United States to carry out bombings in the west and other allies of the United States. The Islamic State terrorist organization possess a power structure that is more decentralized as compare to Al-Qaeda who was the perpetrators of the September 11 attacks in 2001. ISIS tends to rely on recruits who were born in western nations and using social media to recruit lone-wolf attackers. Greenberg said that the trump administration is doing everything within their powers to legitimize the ban on immigrants from Islamic nations such as Mali, Yemen, and Somalia. In their quest, the Trump administration has lost sight of the even more significant threat that is posed by US-born youth who are radicalized by terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS. According to another research that was carried out by Greenberg, more than 84 of the 156 convictions on 9/11 were born in the US.