VIA terror plot: what makes an extremist?

On Monday, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were taken into custody for allegedly plotting to derail a passenger train. Before this week's arrests, we also learned of young Canadians who flew overseas to connect with a terror cell in Algeria. While religion may connect these men, extremists from across the spectrum have other traits in common. Brent speaks to terrorism...
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On Monday, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were taken into custody for allegedly plotting to derail a passenger train. Before this week's arrests, we also learned of young Canadians who flew overseas to connect with a terror cell in Algeria. While religion may connect these men, extremists from across the spectrum have other traits in common. Brent speaks to terrorism expert Jessica Stern. You can read her Foreign Policy story, Brief Interviews with Hideous Terrorists, here.

 

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