Deradicalization must be tailored to Canadian cities or something, says expert

The radicalization of young Canadians is most often a local problem that requires programs tailored to specific cities, towns or even neighbourhoods.

That’s one the preliminary findings by the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence.

The federal government set aside $35 million over five years for the centre, which was announced in August 2016. It works within the Department of Public Safety to provide training, support research and provide national leadership on counter-radicalization strategies for provinces, territories and municipalities.

“There’s a whole number of risk factors, and that’s the challenge — there’s no agreement on what the best assessment tool is or what all the risk factors are,” Ritu Banerjee, executive director of the centre, told CBC News. (Link fixed)

In short we don’t know what we’re doing and won’t ever admit that Islam itself is the “root cause” of Muslim terrorism because that would mean terrorism is largely an immigration issue and curtailment of the Islamic influx would throw a wrench in Liberal Party recruitment efforts.

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  • There’s plenty of expertise in the art of doing nothing – while being funded to do it,.

  • Clink9

    I remember hearing stories of my ancestors that arrived in Canada in the mid 1800’s and early 1900’s from Ireland and England.

    So radical. They had to weaned off their potato eating and tea drinking to fit in.

    • Yea it’s only fair we gently try to dissuade muslims from killing us.

  • ontario john

    Yes, because the answer is to hire more civil servants.

    • DaninVan

      Exactly; jobs for the new immigrants.
      Gubbmint jobs and taxi driving…

    • marty_p

      Importing illiterate Mo’s is great for the economy:
      Jobs for welfare and social workers.
      Jobs for immigration agents.
      Jobs for police and anti-terror.
      Jobs for English as a 2nd Language teachers.
      Jobs for media reporting crime and terrorist attacks and plots and for the Toronto Star writers to tell us how wonderful the new immigrants are with a steady barrage of puff piece feel good articles.
      Jobs for de-radicalization
      What could possibly go wrong?

      • ontario john

        The Toronto Star editorial today was that we need hundreds of thousands of more immigrants every year.

        • marty_p

          The Toronto Star needs hundreds of thousands of new subscribers as their circulation numbers continue to plummet.

  • Marius K

    Local social program against 1400 years of psychosis, culture , messed up genetics. Good luck!

    • occupant 9

      What? But … aren’t Muhammadans the ideal parasite immigrant?