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Current MIIS student Jan Havlicek explores why, and how, the Islamic State targeted elite medical students in Sudan for recruitment and radicalization in this CTEC Publication.

In this paper, Havlicek sets the scene of the environment in Sudan that allowed for such radicalization to take place. Through case studies, he analyzes media publications and his own field research to explore the role of radical preachers and affected recruits to better understand the recruitment process from cultural, religious, social, and psychological perspectives. This publication not only tells the stories involved in the radicalization process in Khartoum, but also attempts to clarify myths about the lure of Muslim youth to extremism.

Click to read Inside the Islamic State’s Radicalization and Recruitment Machinery of Sudanese Medical Students.