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Students Jailed in England for Inciting Jihad

Four Bradford University students have been sentenced to three years in prison after recruiting another teen to join them in jihad in Afghanistan. The Agence France-Presse highlights that 

Particular worries have been expressed about the recruitment by so-called radicals at British universities and a request by the government to monitor student activity as recent cases had shown many defendants to be well-educated (emphasis added).

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