Ex-skinhead, former Islamic radical open summit against extremism

Maajid Nawaz and T.J. Leyden kicked off an unusual conference Monday morning — the Google-sponsored
“Summit Against Violent Extremism” — which aims to uncover the roots of

Maajid Nawaz, a former member of Britain's Hizbul ul-Tahrir, listens to former neo-Nazi T.J. Leyden at the "Summit Against Violent Extremism."

Most panelists said there was no one event, or
epiphany, which made them abandon their violent extremist groups, or
join in the first place.

And they
agreed that it is the early process of recruitment, when potential
members are young and looking for acceptance, that should be the focus
on figuring out how to steer the next generation away from criminal or
terrorist organizations.

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