06/05/2015 04:13 pm ET | Updated Jun 05, 2015

This Clever Imam Has Mastered How To Talk Vulnerable Teens Out Of Joining ISIS

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Imam Mohamed Magid, the chief imam at the third-largest mosque in America, has counseled several teens who sought to join ISIS in its effort to establish a caliphate across Iraq and Syria.

So we traveled to the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia to find out how he talks someone out of joining ISIS.

ISIS, he said, uses such a distorted interpretation of the Quran and Islamic history, it’s easy to deconstruct. Here is what he’s said to would-be recruits.

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