George Washington University hires a former al-Qaeda recruiter

01 September 2016

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is interviewed by the Washington Post.

"That combination of insider’s perspective, intellectual curiosity and analytic ability makes him invaluable, Vidino argued. “It’s an unusual hire,” he said, and one that the university undertook only after months of research, including interviews with law enforcement and intelligence sources and even an attempt to trick Morton with another former extremist to see if he was telling them the truth."

This article is in English and can be read here.