Terror in the family

Last updated 20 Jan 14 @ 10:02 |
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Dean C Alexander highlights the threat of radicalisation within families, and calls for greater surveillance to detect would-be terrorists and protect those at risk


The participation of brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings is a recent example of the phenomenon of family-affiliated extremist and terrorist activities globally. This article discusses the spectre of family extremism/terrorism, its importance, and methodologies to undermine this menace. The following findings have emerged as a result of my analysis of more than 60 such kin-connected cases of extremism and terrorism worldwide. There are numerous . . .

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