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Al Qaeda's White Recruits

White supremacy isn’t the only form of terrorism for a Caucasian person to turn to these days: The Stimulist reports on Al Qaeda’s recent efforts to recruit whites to its ranks. Apparently, the British government believes the terrorist organization has recruited up to 1,500 white Britons, most of whom converted to Islam while in prison. Al Qaeda has also been training Westerners, likely including Americans, in Pakistan, and Al Qaeda spokesman and Osama Bin Laden speechwriter Adam Gadahn was born in Oregon. Lawrence Wright, writer for The New Yorker, tells The Stimulist that “If Al Qaeda can transcend its stereotype,” he told us, “than they will become a lot more difficult to police.”