Category Archives: Radicalization

Gulf minister warns Germany to keep better control over its mosques

“You can’t just leave a mosque open and allow anyone to go there and to preach. You need to have licences,” said al Nahjan in an interview with DPA.

He added that the problem existed in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, arguing that Muslims were becoming radicalized in mosques where the authorities were not exerting strong enough control.

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YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruits

Google’s big experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank, Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. Now, when a potential ISIS recruit searches for known extremist content using a predefined set of keywords, they’ll instead be redirected to videos that deconstruct and confront the terrorist group. The project is called the Redirect Method.

Sounds great on paper.

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‘We don’t live in China!’: Theresa May’s plans to fine technology firms for hosting extreme content are compared to that of ‘a Chinese dictator’ by her OWN counter-terrorism watchdog

Technology firms, including Google, its video site YouTube and Facebook, have been accused of dragging their feet and failing to remove extremist material quickly.

The Prime Minister has promised action to punish them in the courts because of the number of cases where terrorists including ISIS-recruits and far-right supporters are radicalised online.

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The hardline Muslim map of Sydney: How five radical Islamic preachers live within just 9km of each other

  • Islamist extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir’s five key leaders live in western Sydney
  • Sharia law, Islamic caliphate campaigners live between M4 and M5 motorways
  • Frontman Uthman Badar who supports death for ex-Muslims lives with parents
  • The group’s spiritual leader lived at Bankstown next door to another mastermind
  • Hizb ut-Tahrir leaders are friends with the Grand Mufti of Australia on Facebook
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Conservative MPs on aviation security: “Trudeau is taking us for fools”

On April 12, 2017, opposition MPs grilled Prime Minister Trudeau on aviation security following a report aired on the Quebec French-language station TVA which claimed that four employees at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, one of whom had access to runways and was investigated by police, were stripped of their security clearance due to concerns of radicalization and support for the Islamic State.

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Australia: Letters “IS” written in blood on window of gas station where attendant was stabbed to death

The man who found Caltex worker Zeeshan Akbar bleeding to death on the floor of the service station has spoken of the tragic loss of his friend.

Adnan Amjid arrived for his shift at the 24-hour Queanbeyan store shortly before midnight on Thursday to find Mr Akbar lying in a pool of blood.

Just minutes earlier, the 29-year-old Pakistani national had been brutally stabbed – allegedly by two ‘radicalised’ boys, aged 15 and 16.

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Poverty not source of terrorism, ex-CSIS specialist tells Hamilton forum

There’s a myth that needs to be shattered when Canadians imagine the standard template of a radicalized terrorist, according to Canadian terrorism expert Phil Gurski.

Many people believe the usual profile of a terrorist is a disenfranchised and alienated young man who came from a bad home environment, is poorly educated, has poor job prospects and may have some mental health issues.

“It couldn’t be any further from the truth,” said Gurski, who spent 15 years at CSIS, specializing in al-Qaida-inspired extremism and radicalization.

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Calgary community leaders tackle radicalization and Islamophobia

Government and community leaders along with police and youth workers are making a serious push in Calgary to combat what many describe as a rise in Islamophobia and the potential threat of radicalization.

They are incapable of seeing the truth, and will do immense damage through their smug, self righteous attitudes.

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French Senate says deradicalisation programme is failing

France’s Islamic deradicalisation programme is designed to stop young, embittered Muslims embarking on violent jihad in Iraq and Syria.

More French nationals have left to fight in Syria and Iraq than any other European country, however it was one of the last to embark on a deradicalisation programme.

But a recent report by the Senate has concluded that that programme is failing.

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‘This could be your child:’ STU professor helps families with children lost to jihadist movement

Young Canadians continue to join extremist movements and it needs compassion and community to help them and their families, says Alexandra Bain, the new director of Hayat Canada, an outreach program for people with children involved in violent extremist groups.

Bain, who teaches religious studies at St. Thomas University, says she also once lost someone to an extremist group. The youth are lured into what she describes as a cult and despite all the best efforts from their families and the police, children continue to leave, she says.

She now hopes to engage more volunteers to help and work with the families. Many of them are often horrified at what their child is doing and feel alone in coping with the situation, she said.

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