Damian Clairmont lived in Calgary and "reverted" to Islam at the age of 17. Three years later he was dead, killed waging jihad in Syria. His mother, Chris Bourdreau, has a warning for parents of teenaged sons. Speaking by phone to the Ceeb, she says Canadian parents must keep their eyes open for signs of "extremism"--the lesson she learned the hard way when her own son became radicalized. Alas, she has yet to comprehend exactly what hit him since she also says that "parents need to be aware that this doesn't affect any particular culture, any religion."
It doesn't affect any one culture? Any one religion? Or is there only one sort of radicalization that would motivate a young man with his entire life ahead of him to throw it all away on and for jihad?
I think we all know the answer to that (even if a certain mom does not).