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WashPost: Internet helped Muslim convert from Northern Virginia embrace extremism at warp speed

Author: Tara Bahrampour
November 2, 2010

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Washington Post reporter Tara Bahrampour reports the story of a radical young Muslim convert who used the internet to support violent jihad abroad from his home in North Virginia.

For months, the radical young Muslim convert had been waging war online, championing violent jihad from his computer in Northern Virginia.

Zachary Adam Chesser  often wrote scathingly about people who voiced support for the mujaheddin but who made no move to join them. The fact that he remained safely in the United States clearly troubled him as 2009 gave way to 2010.

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