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Al-Qaida

Terrorist Selection and Recruitment

Published Feb 10, 2006

by Sara A. Daly, Scott Gerwehr

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Chapter 5 of the McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook details various models of al-Qaida may be using to attract new members; approaches to recruitment; characteristics of potential recruits; and nodes-centers of activity, such as mosques, universities, and charities-where al-Qaida's recruiters seek new members and where potential recruits are likely to become acquainted with the radical jihadist world view.

Originally published in: McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, 2006, Chapter 5, p. 73-89

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