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The attacks in Brussels, on the heels of those in Paris and San Bernardino, have stoked an already white-hot debate about Islamic terrorism in America. Many in the West, including the two Republican front-runners, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, urge a campaign that targets Muslim communities more directly, searching for those who might be prone to religious extremism and thus terrorism.But the recent bombings in Europe are being perpetrated by a new generation of terrorists who are upending our previous understanding of what motivates them and how to find and stop them. To put it simply, today's terrorists are not religious extremists who became radicals but rather radicals who became religious extremists. Then, it took years of religious indoctrination to turn people into Muslim extremist.Writing about these young French extremists, the great French scholar of Islam, Olivier Roy, points out that almost none have a background in political activism (say, Palestine), fundamentalist Islam or social conservatism.
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