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Converts to terrorism

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Submitted by Sami (Canada), Dec 7, 2005 at 01:50

Most of the converts are on the fringes of society. A well settled individual with good income, stable and happy family is very very unlikely to convert and cause mayhem. The converts that we see have some problem or the other, be it psychological, emotional, social and general misfits. Criminals and drug pushers are the targeted lot for conversion. It is not surprising that most of the conversions take place in the prison cells like Mike Tysons'. Initially they are brainwashed and then threatened if refusing to toe the line of radical islam.

These already disturbed and battered souls have no recourse but to kill themselves, and in the process others, in the name of jihad
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