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Professor Gary R. Bunt

The enduring appeal of violent jihad

Frank Gardner, BBC News, The enduring appeal of violent jihad

"The Islamic State group (IS) has lost its short-lived caliphate in the Middle East, with hundreds - possibly thousands - of would-be international jihadists stuck in limbo, and tempted to return home despite fears of arrest and imprisonment.


"Yet the scourge of violent jihad - where extremists attack those they perceive to be enemies of Islam - has not gone away. '

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