Islamic State: how can young Brits be stopped from joining?

June 15, 2015 5:58 PM

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Seventeen-year-old Talha Asmal's family said he had been targeted, befriended, groomed and exploited. He fled his home in Dewsbury in March to allegedly join Islamic State (IS) with his friend Hassan Munshi, also 17 and from Dewsbury.

Young people like them are being lured to Syria and Iraq via social media. Channel 4 News has spoken to someone close to the teenagers, who did not want to appear on camera, but said they had been passing around IS videos on their phones using apps such as WhatsApp and that they had been discussing ...

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