Home-grown radicalization as demonstrated by Oklahoma beheading a growing concern in U.S. & around the world

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DELTONA, Fla. -- Recently a man in Oklahoma went on a rampage beheading a fellow employee and stabbing another while shouting "Koranic" phrases. In another incident, a teenager was arrested trying to board a plane to fly overseas to join ISIS.

These are Americans turning against America and what we believe in. It's called home-grown radicalization. U.S. authorities thought it was the radicals abroad we have to worry about, but they are wrong.

Instead of importing terrorists to America, the terrorist factions are getting smarter and turning Americans on their own.

Homegrown radicalization is not that difficult as history has shown. Hitler was able to turn people into killers in Nazi Germany by manipulating the poor and angry against the Jews through slow indoctrination. He even got children to turn in their own parents.

Now, through the Internet and even the prisons those who are angry at the world or their situation in life are slowly manipulated into believing it is not their fault, but anyone who does not believe in radical Islam is evil.

Homegrown radicalization is not that difficult as history has shown. Hitler was able to turn people into killers in Nazi Germany by manipulating the poor and angry against the Jews through slow indoctrination. He even got children to turn in their own parents.

Now, through the Internet and even the prisons those who are angry at the world or their situation in life are slowly manipulated into believing it is not their fault, but anyone who does not believe in radical Islam is evil.

It is not just America that is having radicals developed from their citizenry. Australia and the Netherlands are having the same issues.

Recently, Australia pledged $60 million to fight extremists. The Dutch are looking at stripping citizenship of those who join terrorist organizations.

The radicals are looking for Americans to turn on their own or to leave the U.S. to fight in Syria. But what happens when the fighting is done in Syria and they send them home to continue the fight on American soil? Either way, we lose.

I understand free speech but not when it creates hatred, this indoctrination into radicalism will ultimately harm people. Those Internet sites that host such indoctrination videos of hatred need to be held accountable and perhaps such venom even forced to be taken down for the sake of the greater good.

Life is hard enough that people need not to fill their lives with hatred and use that hatred against others.

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