Battle for hearts and minds: Denmark deradicalises homegrown jihadists

As the EU struggles with the threat of jihad-inspired terrorism within its borders, Denmark has pioneered a programme to deradicalise citizens drawn to the cause of Islamic extremism.

Relative to its size Denmark has seen more of its population leave to become fighters in Syria and Iraq than most EU countries.

The deradicalisation initiative began in the city of Aarhus and such has been its success that the Danish parliament has just voted to extend it to the entire country.