A federal judge is taking a big chance with an 18-year old Somali American, accused of trying to join ISIS in Syria. Instead of waiting in jail for trial as a terrorist conspirator, he may be sent to a halfway house to be counseled about re-connecting with American society. Prisons are regarded as think-tanks for radicals where young, disaffected inmates like him are often recruited for violent action, including jihad. Is he already a danger here in this country… or is his youthful extremism subject to change?
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Banner Image: Imam preaching at Umayyad Mosque in Damascus; Credit: Paul Stocker