radicalization

  • November 23, 2016  

    Can aggressive counseling bring someone back from the brink of radicalization? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores the psychological basis for why people are drawn to extremist groups and how a bold experiment in criminal justice and clinical psychology taking place in Minnesota may offer a solution. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2016  

    It was as a big surprise to his family when Racheed Benyahia, born and raised in Britain, became a fighter for the Islamic State. In the wake of his death, Racheed’s mother Nicola launched a deradicalization project as part of her personal war against ISIS. That mission is more pertinent than ever, with Britain on high alert for a terrorist attack. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    Following a shootout, New York police apprehended their suspect for Saturday’s actual and attempted bombings in New York and New Jersey. Twenty-eight-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, was seized after being recognized sleeping in the doorway of a New Jersey bar. Earlier in the day, a text message alert urged New Yorkers to call 911 if they saw him. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    The suspect behind this weekend’s bombings has been apprehended; now authorities are trying to figure out what motivated him and whether he acted alone. Judy Woodruff talks to George Washington University’s Lorenzo Vidino and former Department of Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem about what the investigation has uncovered so far and how we can try to prevent future attacks. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2016  

    Following recent attacks in Paris and Brussels, some European countries are backing initiatives by religious leaders, community organizations and law enforcement to prevent radicalization. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reports on the Netherlands’ efforts to stop Muslim youth from joining the Islamic State. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2016   BY  

    After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the start of the war in Iraq in 2003, 30-year-old Amsterdam native Mahmoud Tighadouini fell into an online community that exposed him to radical Islamic ideology for the first time. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2015  

    As U.S. officials worry about attacks inspired by the Islamic State group, a new report says the number of foreign fighters traveling to Iraq and Syria has increased dramatically in the past year. Judy Woodruff learns more from Richard Barrett of the Soufan Group and Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2015  

    A main concern following the San Bernardino mass shooting is how those in the U.S. may become radicalized — and the challenge that poses to law enforcement trying to track those individuals. David Schanzer, Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • 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

  • 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

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