radicalization

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    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

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    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

  • Who are the women of the Islamic State?
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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