Terrorism is declining globally, and the Pentagon said in January that international terrorism is no longer at the top of its priority list. But a recent report found that while the Islamist jihadist group ISIS has been largely expelled from Syria and Iraq, it could still pose a threat as defeated fighters move to other countries, and al Qaeda, the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, is rebuilding its ranks. In the United States, statistics show that attacks by Islamist extremists are dubbed terrorism more often and receive more media coverage than attacks perpetrated by far-right extremists. In fact, experts say, Americans face a greater threat from white supremacists and other right-wing radicals than from Muslim terrorists.

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