How ISIS and Other Jihadists Persuaded Thousands of Westerners to Fight Their War of Extremism

The Washington Post’s Terrence McCoy writes, “Challenging many Western stereotypes, the faces behind the masks of thousands of the jihadists fighting to overthrow the Iraqi and Syrian regimes are, in fact, Western.” The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an al-Qaeda splinter group, is active on social media, making it a useful recruitment tool. “The presence of young Western militants in Iraq and Syria signals a profound generational divide between ISIS and the older and now-diminished al-Qaeda,” McCoy writes.

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