Brown Researcher On Warwick Terrorist Suspect, Social Media And Radicalization

Jun 16, 2015

Megan McBride

A quiet Warwick neighborhood has been rocked in recent days following the arrest of one of its residents on terrorism charges. Federal authorities picked up 24-year-old Nicholas Rovinski on charges of aiding this Islamic State. He’s also charged with conspiring to commit acts of violence against U.S. citizens.

According to an affidavit Rovinski had an active online presence; communicating in support of the Islamic State, or ISIS.

To find out more about radicalization and the use of social media by groups like ISIS, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender sat down with Megan McBride, who studies terrorism and religion at Brown University.