Brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, who carried out the attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo upon directions from al-Qaeda in Yemen, have a lot in common with terrorists whose path ended with joining extremist groups. What they have in common is their attendance of school, mosque and prison. The Kouachi brothers, like many young immigrants in France, occupied simple jobs and worked as pizza deliverers. They later began to attend Dawaa mosque, in a Paris suburb, where they fell under the influence of an extremist preacher.
Confronting extremists requires an intellectual, alternative project - which is moderate IslamAbdulrahman al-Rashed