The Unexpected Patriot: How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice

The Unexpected Patriot How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice After when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U S soil Shannen Rossmiller a country judge and mother of three in rural Montana was formulating a plan Soon she was

  • Title: The Unexpected Patriot: How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice
  • Author: Shannen Rossmiller Sue Carswell
  • ISBN: 9780230102552
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After 9 11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S soil, Shannen Rossmiller, a country judge and mother of three in rural Montana, was formulating a plan Soon she was devouring literature on Islamic culture, teaching herself Arabic, and preparing to infiltrate the central nervous system of global terror online networks Her efforts succeAfter 9 11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S soil, Shannen Rossmiller, a country judge and mother of three in rural Montana, was formulating a plan Soon she was devouring literature on Islamic culture, teaching herself Arabic, and preparing to infiltrate the central nervous system of global terror online networks Her efforts succeeded beyond imagination Posing as an Islamic terrorist under dozens of screen aliases, she joined forces with the FBI and started trolling jihadist chat rooms, striking up conversations at 3am with men as far away as Pakistan, and amassing evidence against an array of suspected terrorists both at home and abroad Her work laid the foundation for the online searches so crucial to law enforcement s fight against terror today.Shannen s husband, Randy, uncovered her double life after a chat room terrorist wiped out the family computer and reports rolled in that the Rossmillers were being targeted for reprisal Undeterred, Shannen started working with the FBI on sting operations, involving everything from jihadist cells to weapons caches to bomb plots, and bringing many of her targets to justice, as well as pioneering the digital entrapment tactics that are at the forefront of today s war on terror This is the story of one woman s unexpected courage and how it changed the face of this global struggle.

    One thought on “The Unexpected Patriot: How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice”

    1. Very interesting response to 9/11, she likely writes the way she talks, good story. A bit too detailed in the court proceedings, made me think something terrible was going to happen. Part apology to her family, part cautionary tale, part biography (and yet it's adjacent to the true crime section), part mystery/thriller, part critique of law enforcement agenciesI don't remember hearing about her, though she was probably on the news - I just didn't retain it. I have no idea why I picked it up but [...]

    2. really on the fence here. I totally admire what she did in terms of uncovering terrorists (some domestic). Very brave! The book however disappointed. I expected more about what she did and how she did it. It was long on background and how her family reacted, and short on her actual activities.

    3. Great true story about a woman who uses the internet to expose terrorists and then testify at their trial.

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