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3 Girls Skipped School To Sneak Off And Join Isis - Cnn.com











More than 3,000 have joined from Tunisia. Sense of belonging It's more than just a radical interpretation of Islam that is drawing teens to the extremely bloodthirsty militant group, a former CIA officer says. "They're often times searching for an identity, because what the jihadis are actually pushing is a specific narrative, which is: Your people (Muslims) are being oppressed in this place called Syria; your government is doing nothing; we're the only ones who are actually going to help you out," said Aki Peritz. "Why don't you join the fight?" Richard Barrett of The Soufan Group says many of the teens lack a sense of belonging where they live, and they believe ISIS can give it to them. "The general picture provided by foreign fighters of their lives in Syria suggests camaraderie, good morale and purposeful activity, all mixed in with a sense of understated heroism, designed to attract their friends as well as to boost their own self-esteem," he says. And ISIS constantly cranks the PR machine, making expert use of slick videos and social media. Echoing back West ISIS' global digital reach has terror experts in the United States worried about go here now security at home as well. There are terrorist groups in Yemen and in Syria with stated ambitions of striking on American soil, but another threat is more probable, says counterterrorism expert Matt Olsen. "I would say the most likely types of attack is one of these homegrown violent extremists or lone offenders http://ethanvnax.beeplog.com in the United States, and (with) the rise of ISIS and the number of people going to Syria...the likelihood does go up." Self-styled attackers like the Boston Marathon bombers could be the result.
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