Prison Radicalization a Recurring Global Threat


The Brown case demonstrates the long tentacles of terrorist recruitment. International groups like ISIS and al-Qaida, along with charismatic clergy such as Abdullah Faisal, promoting a global jihadist ideology can reach into prisons and inner-city gangs to recruit members. They have hijacked the environmentally-responsible slogan of "think globally, act locally."

The path from low-level criminal to incarceration to radicalization, to terrorism is recurring. The nexus between terrorism and organized crime (gangs) is also indisputable.

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