To turn tables on ISIS at home, start asking unsettling questions, expert says
A leading Muslim scholar in the US has had remarkable success walking back youths with sympathies for ISIS. But the US government isn't working with him, and in some ways is making his job harder.
People aren't born radical. It requires work – calculated effort over time – to anesthetize the human heart and mind to inflict violence and terror without remorse.
That is the ultimate goal of those working to recruit fighters for the Islamic State group in occupied Syria. And they are very good at it.
In response, the United States is scrambling to counter this sophisticated and methodical recruitment process. But how effective are US efforts?
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