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     “The Middle East is full of ancient, mysterious religious sects. The Islamic State is wiping them out.”
     Gerard Russell,  Washington Post, January 9, 2015.
     http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/01/09/the-middle-east-is-full-
     of-ancient-mysterious-religious-sects-the-islamic-state-is-wiping-them-out/

     “Author’s journey inside ISIS: They’re ‘more dangerous than people realize‘.”
     Frederik Pleitgen, CNN, December 25, 2014
     http://www.edition.cnn.com/2014/12/22/world/meast/inside-isis-juergen-
      todenhoefer/index.html?hpt=hp_c5
      

     “Islamic Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters
     Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press, December 16, 2014
     http://bigstory.ap.org/article/81f6edb84a924937a81c3bdc75eeb577/islamic-state-recruits-broadly-not-just-
     fighters

     “Denver Emerges As Model For Countering ISIS Recruiting Tactics”
     Dina Temple-Raston, NPR, December 11, 2014
     http://www.npr.org/2014/12/11/370156282/denver-emerges-as-model-for-countering-isis-recruiting-tactics

     “Three American teens, recruited online, are caught trying to join the Islamic State
     Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post, December 8, 2014
     http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/three-american-teens-recruited-online-are-
     caught-trying-to-join-the-islamic-state/2014/12/08/8022e6c4-7afb-11e4-84d4-
     7c896b90abdc_story.html?hpid=z1

     “The Roots of the Islamic State’s Appeal”
     Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic, October 31, 2014
     http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/the-roots-of-the-islamic-states-
     appeal/382175/?single_page=true

     “Radicalization : Why do Western youth join extremist groups?”
     Marian Scott, Montreal Gazette, October 23, 2014
     http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/radicalization-why-do-western-youth-join-extremist-groups

     “Parents of extremists urged to come out of shadows and help fight radicalization”
     Douglas Quan, Montreal Gazette, October 23, 2013
     http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/Parents+extremists+urged+come+shadows+help+fight
     /10322562/story.html

     “New Freedoms in Tunisia Drive Support for ISIS”
     David Kirkpatrick, New York Times, October 21, 2014
     http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/world/africa/new-freedoms-in-tunisia-drive-support-for-
     isis.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-
     news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

     “Denmark tries a soft-handed approach to returned Islamist fighters
     Anthony Faiola and Souad Mekhennet, Washington Post, October 19, 2014
     http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/denmark-tries-a-soft-handed-approach-to-returned-
     islamist-fighters/2014/10/19/3516e8f3-515e-4adc-a2cb-c0261dd7dd4a_story.html

     “Joining Islamic State is about ‘sex and agression,’ not religion”
     Arie W. Kruglanski, Reuters, October 16, 2014
     http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/16/joining-islamic-state-is-about-sex-and-aggression-not-
     religion/

    “How 2 French girls were lured to jihad online”
     Lori Hinnant, Associated Press, October 10, 2014
     http://bigstory.ap.org/article/017703d2f69141c39996d868a456d7e1/how-2-french-girls-were-lured-jihad-      online

     “Families torn apart as young Western women join jihadist cause
     Nicholas Vinocur and Pauline Mevel, Reuters, October 9, 2014
     http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/09/us-mideast-crisis-girls-insight-idUSKCN0HY0RA20141009

     “How to talk to terrorists
     Jonathan Powell, The Guardian, October 7, 2014
     http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/07/-sp-how-to-talk-to-terrorists-isis-al-      aida?CMP=ema_565#comment-41917012

     “American explains why he’s fighting ISIL”
     Sophie Cousins, USA TODAY, October 7, 2014
     http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/10/06/jordan-matson-joins-kurds-against-islamic-
     state/16796487/

     “Prominent Muslim Sheik Issues Fatwa Against ISIS Violence
     Dina Temple-Raston, NPR, September 25, 2014
     http://www.npr.org/2014/09/25/351277631/prominent-muslim-sheikh-issues-fatwa-against-isis-
     violence?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

     “ISIS’ Harsh Brand of Islam Is Rooted in Austere Saudi Creed”
     David Kirkpatrick, New York Times, September 24, 2014
     http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/world/middleeast/isis-abu-bakr-baghdadi-caliph-wahhabi.html

     British Muslims Release Fearless Message to ISIS Members Who Use Religion as an Excuse for Violence 
     Kevin Boyd, Independent Journal Review, September 17, 2014
     http://www.ijreview.com/2014/09/173312-british-muslim-leaders-denounce-isis-heretics-muslims-religious-
     duty-oppose/

     “Saudi clerics declare Isis terrorism a ‘heinous crime’ under sharia law
     Ian Black, The Guardian, September 17, 2014
     http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/saudi-clerics-fatwa-declares-terrorism-heinous-crime-
     sharia-law

     “The apocalyptic magazine the Islamic State uses to recruit and radicalize foreigners”
     Terrence McCoy, Washington Post, September 16, 2014
     http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/09/16/the-apocalyptic-magazine-the-islamic-
     state-uses-to-recruit-and-radicalize-foreigners/?tid=hp_mm&hpid=z3


     “ISIS Starts Recruiting in Istanbul’s Vulnerable Suburbs”
     Alev Scott and Alexander Christie-Miller, Newsweek, September 12, 2014
     http://www.newsweek.com/2014/09/19/exclusive-how-istanbul-became-recruiting-ground-islamic-state-
     269247.html

     “Why Muslims fare better in America than in Europe
     Economist, September 6, 2014
     http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21615611-why-muslims-fare-better-america-europe-islamic-
      yet-integrated

     “ISIS vs. mainstream Muslims: The media war”
     Daniel Burke, CNN, September 4, 2014
     http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2014/09/04/isis-vs-mainstream-muslims-the-media-battle/

     “It ain’t half hot here, mum: Why and how Westerners go to fight in Syria and Iraq”
     Sarah Birke, The Economist, August 30, 2014
     http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21614226-why-and-how-westerners-go-fight-syria-
      and-iraq-it-aint-half-hot-here-mum

     “Inside the Mind of the Western Jihadist”
     Sohrab Ahmari, Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2014
     http://online.wsj.com/articles/sohrab-ahmari-inside-the-mind-of-the-western-jihadist-1409352541

     “Western military intervention is what ISIS wants”
     Andrea Tornielli, Vatican Insider, August 26, 2014
     http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/inquiries-and-interviews/detail/articolo/iraq-irak-introvigne-35980/

     “Islamic State Recruits Are Young, Angry And Rebellious, But Are They Actually Religious?
     Jessica Elgot, The Huffington Post, August 22, 2014
     http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/21/isis-recruits-are-young-angry-and-rebellious-but-are-they-
     actually-religious_n_5697744.html

     “ISIS Email To Family Of Executed American Journalist James Foley Revealed”
     Andrew Hart, The Huffington Post, August 21, 2014
     http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/140821/text-last-email-islamic-state-
      sent-foley-family

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