• jihad brides
    August 17, 2015  

    In London, three seemingly normal and high-achieving teenage girls recently left their homes to join the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria, leaving their families to grapple for answers. Their story is the subject of a new multimedia report by The New York Times. Judy Woodruff talks to New York Times video journalist Mona El-Naggar and Steven Simon of Dartmouth College. Continue reading

  • COMBATING EXTREMISIM denmark monitor jihadil mom
    May 11, 2015  

    Denmark, like other European nations, is struggling to stop its citizens from joining the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations in Syria. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Copenhagen on the story of a young man who left his home country to fight for the militant group, and how his mother is urging the government to do more to stem the tide of extremism. Continue reading

  • average mohamed
    April 6, 2015  

    Minnesota may be a world away from Syria or Iraq, but the state’s large Somali community has made it an appealing field for seeking recruits for al-Shabab and other Islamic militant groups. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one Minneapolis man’s efforts to offset extremist propaganda with his own media campaign. Continue reading

  • jihadjohn1
    February 26, 2015  

    A day after the U.S. arrest of three men attempting to join the Islamic State, officials identified the man known as “Jihadi John,” an IS militant who has been seen in brutal videos executing hostages. What motivated Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, to embrace extremism? Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Neumann of King’s College London about Westerners who may be drawn to terrorism. Continue reading

  • interviewclip
    January 11, 2015  

    A former CIA deputy director told PBS NewsHour Weekend on Saturday that a major concern for the U.S. is the possibility of radicalized young men with EU or American passports entering the country to carry out terrorist attacks like those committed in France this past week. Humera Khan, executive director of the anti-terrorism think tank Muflehun, joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about what’s being done to combat terrorist organization recruitment. Continue reading

  • French intervention police take up position near the scene of a hostage taking at a kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris January 9, 2015. Photo by Youssef Boudlal/Reuters
    January 9, 2015  

    How worried should Western nations be about future attacks in the same vein as the Paris shootings? Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Peter Neumann of King’s College London and former White House counterterrorism official Juan Zarate about what security officials should focus on now and why terrorists have moved to soft targets like shopping malls and office buildings. Continue reading

  • radicalization
    January 8, 2015  

    The brothers who attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo had a secular Muslim upbringing before their apparent radicalization. What’s leading young European Muslims to embrace extremism? Peter Neumann of King’s College London says it’s a conflict of identity and acceptance. Neumann talks to Judy Woodruff about increasing polarization and what governments can do prevent attacks. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2011  

    Margaret Warner talks to Homeland Security committee member Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim member of Congress, about Thursday’s controversial hearing about the radicalization of Muslims within the United States. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2011  

    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called to order a Homeland Security Committee hearing on the radicalization of Muslims within the United States to much praise, criticism and intense interest. Witnesses included the first Muslim elected to Congress and the Los Angeles County sheriff. Margaret Warner recaps the controversial hearing. Continue reading