Peer pressure not propaganda crucial to IS recruitment: experts

January 19, 2015 7:22 PM

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Peer pressure not propaganda crucial to IS recruitment: experts

LONDON (Reuters) - Peer pressure from radicalised fighters in Syria and Iraq is more influential in attracting new recruits from Europe than Islamic State (IS) propaganda, according to British experts.

The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), in a study to be released next month, found that peer groups and kinships were crucial in luring young fighters, rather than IS videos and Internet messages.

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