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Kinship, Family Ties Play Role in Jihadist Recruiting

Politicians often point to large-scale political events and social factors, from Western intervention in the Mideast to high youth unemployment, to try to explain why young Western Muslims join the Islamic State militant group and al-Qaida, but kinship, family ties and friendship play a key role in jihadist recruiting say radicalization experts. Those ties make it harder for intelligence agencies to penetrate terror cells and complicate de-radicalization strategies. Ties of kinship and...

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