The George Washington University has hired an ex-recruiter of the Al-Qaeda, who will explain national security issues to US students.
The George Washington University hired a former recruiter of the Al-Qaeda. The ex-terrorist will act as an expert on national security issues, local media reported.
The new university employee is a former recruiter Jesse Morton, previously known as Younus Abdullah Muhammad. Deputy Director of the extremism program in the center of for Cyber and National Security at the University, Seamus Hughes, believes that Morton would bring a “unique vision” of counter-terrorism activities, as he was “in that world” and got away. Hughes thinks that the ex-recruiter of the Al-Qaeda would help to understand how to reach to a person, who entered on the path of radicalization.
The issue of Morton’s hiring was previously discussed with representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), security sector, lawyers, etc. Hughes said that he fully trusts the new employee.