CTV News, “Identifying radicals: The four types of youth attracted to extremism,” January 16, 2015

Identifying radicals: The four types of youth attracted to extremism
CTV News, January 16, 1987

2) The “flavour of the month” extremist – The second category comprises people who are drawn to extremism of any form. These people are often former anarchists, neo-Nazis, or environmentalist extremists, who are concerned with fighting the power – whatever that power might be. Bhatti says these people often try to convert to Islam because it’s the new “flavour of the month.” Typically, these youth lose interest in Islam after a little while and move on quickly.


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