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Shariah Groups Struggling for Members
A network of groups calling for the total Islamization of Western societies has not been very successful outside of Britain, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) says in a new report. Although their inflammatory rhetoric has drawn attention, they haven't drawn many Salafi-Jihadi extremists to their rallies.
"[D]espite the image they have attempted to create, and despite meriting some media attention in the countries where they operate, the groups lack a substantial presence on the ground, with the exception of the U.K.-based groups, whose relatively high numbers and effective organization enable them to be more active – and, as a result, to enjoy considerably larger publicity in the media," the MEMRI noted. "The most tangible presence of these groups, especially those outside the U.K., is on online social networks, namely YouTube and Facebook."
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