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NYT Wields Occam's Butterknife on ISIS Recruits in America—What They "Had in Common" Was Islam
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July 06, 2016, 07:24 PM
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What, oh, what could be the subtle factors driving residents of the U.S. to enlist in ISIS? The New York Times offers a study of the diverse factors driving would-be terrorists:

What the Americans Drawn to ISIS Had in Common

By KAREN YOURISH and JASMINE C. LEE JULY 6, 2016

The nearly 100 United States residents accused of trying to help the Islamic State share certain characteristics that may have made them more susceptible to radicalization, according to a report from the Center on National Security at Fordham Law.

- U.S. citizens [vs.] Permanent residents, refugees or other …

- At least a quarter of them expressed a desire for martyrdom. …

- Many were strongly influenced by al-Baghdadi or al-Awlaki. …

- Many lived with their parents, some of whom tried to intervene. …

- Many used social media to become involved with the Islamic State. …

- Some of them sought links to ISIS through marriage. …

On the other hand, what percentage of the Islamic State’s recruits were Islamic just doesn’t seem to come up. Why would you ask about that? What are you? An Islamophobe?

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