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How Does Radicalization Begin?

There is no question that we are seeing more examples of radicalization, but where does it begin? Is the current wave of Islamic inspired terrorism the result of the “Islamization of radicalism” or the “radicalization of Islam?”  The problem is a classic case of chicken and egg. Which comes first, Islamic radicalization or the radicalization of already ‘stray’ youth?

Alessandro Bruno, Middle East and North African Affairs Analyst for Geopoliticalmonitor, shares his thoughts on radicalization, which he says could “have more to do with petty crime … than with learning the Quran by heart.”