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 radicalization.

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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