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Why ISIS Recruits Women And What Can Be Done About It

This undated combination of photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. The husband and wife died in a fierce gun battle with authorities several hours after their commando-style assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues from San Bernardino, Calif., County's health department Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)
This undated combination of photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. The husband and wife died in a fierce gun battle with authorities several hours after their commando-style assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues from San Bernardino, Calif., County's health department Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)

Details continue to emerge about the two accused shooters in last week’s attack in San Bernardino. The head of the FBI said today that Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik had been radicalized at least two years ago.

Karima Bennoune, a professor of law at the University of California, Davis, joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to explain the role women play in extremist groups and the best ways to prevent more women from joining.

Guest

  • Karima Bennoune, professor of law at the University of California, Davis, and author of “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here.”
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