4 October 2012

Are you frustrated with mainstream ideologies?

Not From the Onion: Army Says ‘Social Network’ Use Is a Sign of Radicalism

Wired | By Spencer Ackerman | 02.10.2012 | NEDERLANDS

These are some warning signs that that you have turned into a terrorist who will soon kill your co-workers, according to the U.S. military. You’ve recently changed your “choices in entertainment.” You have “peculiar discussions.” You “complain about bias,” you’re “socially withdrawn” and you’re frustrated with “mainstream ideologies.” Your “Risk Factors for Radicalization” include “Social Networks” and “Youth.”

These are some other signs that one of your co-workers has become a terrorist, according to the U.S. military. He “shows a sudden shift from radical to ‘normal’ behavior to conceal radical behavior.” He “inquires about weapons of mass effects.” He “stores or collects mass weapons or hazardous materials.”

A selection from a U.S. military chart on “Radicalization Into Violent Extremism.”

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