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ISIS Turns to Soccer for Recruitment

With mosques under increasing surveillance, the Islamic State has identified soccer as a recruiting ground. Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them...

FIFA Arrests Put Corruption on the Agenda

With mosques under increasing surveillance, the Islamic State has identified soccer as a recruiting ground. Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we discuss and we organize soccer games to bring them closer to us,” Abu Otaiba told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. Abu Otaiba...

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Israel Chides Soccer Club For Racism

With mosques under increasing surveillance, the Islamic State has identified soccer as a recruiting ground. Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we discuss and we organize soccer games to bring them closer to us,” Abu Otaiba told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. Abu Otaiba...

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Moves to Soccer

With mosques under increasing surveillance, the Islamic State has identified soccer as a recruiting ground. Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we discuss and we organize soccer games to bring them closer to us,” Abu Otaiba told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. Abu Otaiba...

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Will FIFA Finally Elect a New President?

With mosques under increasing surveillance, the Islamic State has identified soccer as a recruiting ground. Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we discuss and we organize soccer games to bring them closer to us,” Abu Otaiba told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. Abu Otaiba...

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Bites, Brawls and Severed Heads: History of Football Violence

With mosques under increasing surveillance, the Islamic State has identified soccer as a recruiting ground. Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we discuss and we organize soccer games to bring them closer to us,” Abu Otaiba told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. Abu Otaiba...

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Brazil’s World Cup Evictions: An Insult to Soccer

With mosques under increasing surveillance, the Islamic State has identified soccer as a recruiting ground. Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we discuss and we organize soccer games to bring them closer to us,” Abu Otaiba told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. Abu Otaiba...

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