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Potential Adherents of Radical Islam in Europe: Methods of Recruitment and the Age of Perpetrators in Acts of Terror

Nikola Brzica   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-9475-1793 ; Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb

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APA 6th Edition
Brzica, N. (2017). Potential Adherents of Radical Islam in Europe: Methods of Recruitment and the Age of Perpetrators in Acts of Terror. Politička misao, 54 (4), 161-184. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/190342
MLA 8th Edition
Brzica, Nikola. "Potential Adherents of Radical Islam in Europe: Methods of Recruitment and the Age of Perpetrators in Acts of Terror." Politička misao, vol. 54, no. 4, 2017, pp. 161-184. https://hrcak.srce.hr/190342. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Brzica, Nikola. "Potential Adherents of Radical Islam in Europe: Methods of Recruitment and the Age of Perpetrators in Acts of Terror." Politička misao 54, no. 4 (2017): 161-184. https://hrcak.srce.hr/190342
Harvard
Brzica, N. (2017). 'Potential Adherents of Radical Islam in Europe: Methods of Recruitment and the Age of Perpetrators in Acts of Terror', Politička misao, 54(4), pp. 161-184. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/190342 (Accessed 25 September 2021)
Vancouver
Brzica N. Potential Adherents of Radical Islam in Europe: Methods of Recruitment and the Age of Perpetrators in Acts of Terror. Politička misao [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2021 September 25];54(4):161-184. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/190342
IEEE
N. Brzica, "Potential Adherents of Radical Islam in Europe: Methods of Recruitment and the Age of Perpetrators in Acts of Terror", Politička misao, vol.54, no. 4, pp. 161-184, 2017. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/190342. [Accessed: 25 September 2021]

Abstracts
This article’s objective is to categorize potential jihadists in Europe and provide an overview of contemporary methods for their recruitment. Taking into account the ubiquity of the Internet and social networking platforms, and the fact that younger generations are spending an ever increasing amount of time using contemporary communication technology, this article focuses on those recruitment methods that make use of social networking platforms and mobile applications for the spread of extremist propaganda, as well as for communication with potential adherents. An analysis of the age structure of individuals involved in the planning and carrying out of terrorist acts in Europe from November of 2015 to September of 2017 supports a hypothesis that contemporary recruitment methods are especially effective in targeting a younger demographic. In addition, this article negates the importance of traditional physical exposure to radical behavior, which serves to explain the increasing number of terrorist attacks in Europe conducted by radicalized citizens of European countries.

Keywords
Islamic Radicalism; Terrorism; Jihad; Foreign Fighters; Islamic State

Hrčak ID: 190342

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/190342

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