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Young homegrown extremists pose threat in Saudi Arabia
Young homegrown extremists pose threat in Saudi Arabia

Nearly three years ago, a Saudi Arabian university student applied for a passport to travel to Syria or Iraq, where he hoped to join two cousins fighting for the extremist group now known as Islamic State. The soft-spoken 29-year-old in a crisp white tunic said he had been incensed by the violence he saw directed at his fellow Sunni Muslims by those governments and U.S. forces. "I wanted to go fight for justice," he said. Young Saudis like Badr, who asked that his last name not be used because of safety concerns, are part of a new extremist threat in the Saudi kingdom, whose leaders have sought to insulate the world's top oil producer from the wars raging around them. ...

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