America now has a handy test to see if you might become a terrorist

Unsure if your teenager is a juvenile delinquent or a budding jihadist? The US now has a rating system to help find out, according to a document obtained by investigative site The Intercept.

The document, 'Countering Violent Extremism: a Guide for Practitioners and Analysts', is dated May 2014 and purportedly comes from the National Counterterrorism Centre, set up in 2004 by the US government.

Its 'assessing risk' section contains a quiz designed to be used by police, social workers and teachers to find people and communities at risk of radicalisation. It ranks individuals by factors such as their trust in institutions, whether they have committed violent acts, how bonded they are to their family and ethnic group, and whether they have expressed hopelessness or futility.

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