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The Islamic State creates a new type of jihadist: Part terrorist, part gangster – The Washington Post

The Islamic State creates a new type of jihadist: Part terrorist, part gangster – The Washington Post

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have brought into sharper focus the rise of a new breed of jihadists, one that blurs the line between organized crime and Islamist extremism, using skills honed in lawbreaking in the service of violent radicalism.

The Islamic State is constructing an army of loyalists from Europe that includes an increasing number of street toughs…

Source: The Islamic State creates a new type of jihadist: Part terrorist, part gangster – The Washington Post