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  1. Fears Rise Over Islamic Radicalization in West

    Concern is growing over the number of foreign-born men joining extremist groups in Syria and Iraq. West Point researchers suggest that, unlike politically motivated Syrians, foreign militants have fundamental religious aims, including martyrdom. So they have little incentive to negotiate for peace and may represent a long-term threat elsewhere. Germany, for one, has identified that prisons are becoming Salafist recruitment hubs and wants to remedy the problem before jihadists returning from Syria are incarcerated in German jails.

    Der Spiegel, Combating Terrorism Center 

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