United States

The State Department published its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012; the report notes Iran’s resurgent role in worldwide terrorism. The former top commander of US forces in Afghanistan called on the Obama administration to announce post-2014 troop levels in Afghanistan. Sami Samir Hassoun, 25, a Lebanese immigrant, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for attempting to bomb a crowded area near Chicago’s Wrigley Field. A woman from Michigan who had converted to Islam died working for rebel forces in Syria.


Islamic state



Al shabaab

Boko Haram