“If I gave you the number of Michigan IP addresses that are on some of these sites, it’s staggering,”

The second threat to the Jewish community is the “new self-radicalization” of individuals who became terrorists though the Internet by visiting jihad websites and chat rooms, Mayberry said. “This has been a real problem.”

One challenge is being able to keep track of so many potentially radical websites and differentiating what might be a legitimate threat from harmless talk. Estimating there are thousands websites that could have extremist activity, he said:

“If I gave you the number of Michigan IP addresses that are on some of these sites, it’s staggering,” 

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