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Expert: Friends Recruit Most Islamic State Fighters

Three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and 20 percent through family members, a terrorism expert said Tuesday. Scott Atran, co-founder of the Center for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University, said research has found that "radicalization rarely occurs in mosques" and very, very rarely through anonymous recruiters and strangers. He said some Islamic State recruits come from...

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