Terrorist Recruiting

We’re reporting from Pakistan, a country that is both a fertile recruiting ground for terrorists and is a constant victim of terrorist violence. In this show, I spoke with a journalist who reported on the use of Facebook by extremist groups and heard the story of a man who was radicalized at a young age and now works to prevent others from going down that path.

Image: Dr Jack & Curtis

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Lawrence Pintak is an award-winning former CBS News Middle East correspondent, founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (2009-2016), and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council. He was named a Fellow of the Society by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017 for "outstanding service to the profession of journalism" around the world. Pintak is a contributor to ForeignPolicy.com, The Daily Beast, and other outlets. Read his articles at pintak.com. His books include Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & The War of Ideas; Islam for Journalists (co-editor); The New Arab Journalist; and Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. Follow him on Twitter @LPintak.

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