Some of the individual stories and experiences which help us understand the process of Radicalisation in different contexts.
By Anne Khodabandeh, Iranian.com, February 9, 2016… A father from Aurora, Colorado managed a last minute rescue of his daughter and two other girls from the nightmare of travelling to Syria. He said hed had no previous indication that she had been radicalised, but that his intuition kicked in when he discovered that her passport … Continue reading Deceptive Recruitment – from Canada to Colorado
Tony Kovaleski, February 5, 2016… PART 1: ISIS recruits teens from across the globe AURORA – A Colorado father has broken his silence, more than a year after his teenage daughter and two friends boarded a plane to the middle east intending to join ISIS. In an exclusive interview with Denver7 Investigator Tony Kovaleski, the … Continue reading Aurora dad exclusively tells Denver7 how ISIS lured his daughter through social media
The Tunisia gunman was an ordinary boy who loved breakdancing and Real Madrid. So how was he induced to massacre innocent people? By Prof Ian Robertson – The Telegraph, 30 Jun 2015… The father of Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui said on Sunday that Islamist extremists had ruined my sons brain with horrid thoughts and ideas, … Continue reading How does a ‘normal student’ like Seifeddine Rezgui turn into a cold-blooded murderer?
The el-Bathy family is now taking legal action for their daughters kidnap, believing that while Nora went to Syria of her own free will, she had been brainwashed by extremists. Their lawyer, Guy Gunoun, told journalists that her recruitment and disappearance appeared to have been well planned. Its obvious shes been taken in hand by … Continue reading Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Isis fighters
[This article goes beyond blaming radical ideas and gets close to identifying the methodology of brainwashing used in terrorist recruitment and training.] Belkacem ran an intensive twenty-four-week program of ideological training. He began by declaring that the world was divided into two groups: Muslims and non-Muslims. In mainstream mosques, nuance and interpretive religious scholarship are … Continue reading Journey to Jihad – Why are teenagers joining ISIS?