Former Terrorist's Advice for Fighting Jihad: Think Globally, Act Locally

[ Congressional Quarterly] Rob Margetta - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee received a first-hand account of how young Muslims become radicalized when Maajid Nawaz, a former member of an Islamist extremist organization, testified Thursday. At 16, Nawaz, a British teenager, became a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group associated with the planning and execution of terrorists acts. He was arrested in Egypt in 2002 and was imprisoned for four years. He returned to Britain, eventually denounced Hizb ut-Tahrir, and became co-director of the Quilliam Foundation, which opposes Islamist theology.

2008-07-11 01:00:00

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