Rapid Growth of Militia Fueled by Politics

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Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia member looks through the scope of his rifle during a militia “survival in the wilderness” training event

Three times a week, Mike Lackomar climbs into his truck and drives the same delivery route through the suburbs of Detroit.  Lackomar is an independent contractor for a private parcel company. If you live northwest of this battered city and you recently purchased something from a home shopping network, there’s a good chance the 36-year-old handled your package.

 

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Targeting Muslim Women to Fight Extremists

Targeting Muslim Women to Fight Extremists

With more and more people viewing Muslim women as the key to dampening Muslim extremists, the British are now formalizing programs to extend their influence.

In a school in south London, women in headscarves are learning English, childcare skills and citizenship, to smooth their integration into British life. The courses are encouraged under a new government policy to “empower” Muslim women, ultimately to combat the threat from Islamist violence, a threat made brutally clear when four homegrown suicide bombers killed 52 people in London in 2005.

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