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Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat

Publication year: 2007

Library ID

  • 022648

Other Information

  • 2007
  • 90 pages.
The process of radicalization - the gradual adoption of "an extremist religious/political ideology hostile to the West, which legitimizes terrorism as a tool to affect societal change" - in the West is examined (p. 16). Sections of this report include: executive summary; the threat; radicalization western style; the radicalization process; five foreign cases -- pre-radicalization, self-identification, indoctrination, and jihadization; radicalization in the U.S.; the New York City experience; September 11 revisited; findings and implications; and glossary of terms.