|Whence do Radical Extremists Come?|
How to stop ISIS radicals? Know where they're coming from.
"Defying any cookie-cutter profile of the American ISIS supporter, these 71 individuals constitute an incredibly heterogeneous group," according to the report. "In fact, they come from an array of ethnic groups and a range of socio-economic and educational statuses."
From the CS Monitor:
Here is the study from GWU regarding radicalization that the CSM article refers to:
Interesting reading. I posted a link, long ago, to a Jane Harman presentation re. this subject on TA - you may have listened to it. She supplied the foreward for that aforementioned study.
One resounding missing piece is that none of the radicals are refugees.
The vast majority of individuals charged are U.S. citizens
(58) or permanent residents (6), underscoring the homegrown
nature of the threat. Researchers were unable to
determine the legal status of seven individuals.