Terrorism

Islamic State’s next recruiting target: Germany’s young and vulnerable

“The story of a young German man willing to fight and die for the Islamic State has become disturbingly routine, but to experts and police, the tale of Yannick N. is especially shocking because of what the former Freiburg resident didn’t possess. He didn’t have close family or friends, the most common way Islamic State fighters are recruited. He didn’t have Internet access and wasn’t known to have ever used social media sites believed critical to Islamic State recruiters. He didn’t have a home mosque, or a background in Islam, which again would make him a lower-risk target. He was homeless.”

Source: Islamic State’s next recruiting target: Germany’s young and vulnerable – Europe – Stripes

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