Saudis Go Online to Intercept Militant Recruits

(Wall Street Journal) Margherita Stancati - Abdulrazaq al-Morjan, a leading member of a volunteer initiative called Sakinah, spends hours on Twitter to infiltrate networks of young Islamic radicals and stop groups like Islamic State from recruiting them. The most effective weapon at his disposal is knowledge of his country's conservative brand of Islam. The online vigilantes in Sakinah - which means "tranquility" - seek to engage would-be militants and steer them away from violent extremism. "We know how to bring al-Qaeda and Daesh [ISIS] in our dialogue, how to put them to shame, how to challenge them," he said.

2016-12-01 00:00:00

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