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Once a Qaeda Recruiter, Now a Voice Against Jihad

posted on August 29, 2016

The New York Times‘ Rukmini Callimachi profiles Jesse Morton, a former American jihadist. “After a stint as an F.B.I. informant and his release from prison last year, Mr. Morton has been hired as a fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, where he will research the very ideology he once spread,” she writes. “Although countries like Britain have for years been putting former extremists to work in think tanks to provide authentic voices against radical ideology, Mr. Morton is the first former jihadist to step into this public a role in the United States.”

Read at The New York Times