EC recommends measures to curb violent extremism
By Svetla Dimitrova for Southeast European Times
Voicing concern about the growing trends of extremism across Europe, the EC proposed various preventive measures for the EU member states.
German Prevention Programs Fight Radicalism - Onislam.net
From www.onislam.net - December 14, 2014
BERLIN – As the number of German youth traveling to Syria increases, political experts believe that prevention programs that expose the extremist nature of the so-called Islamic State fighters will ...
Pope Francis to meet with Muslim leaders about combating global religious violence
22 DEC 2014
Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday.
Summit Against Violent Extremism (SAVE)
Google Ideas, Google's new "think/do" tank, in association with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Tribeca Film Festival, convened a summit against violent extremism in Dublin, Ireland, from June 26 to 29, 2011. The summit brought together more than sixty "formers"—from inner-city gang members and right-wing militants to violent nationalists and religious extremists—for three days of debates and workshops. The "formers" have rejected violence and actively and publicly work against such violent extremism, either through their own or other nonprofit organizations. Jared Cohen, CFR adjunct senior fellow and director of Google Ideas, directed the event.
The summit initiated discussions on understanding how young people become radicalized, how to discourage them from making a transition to violence, how to deradicalize those who are currently engaged in violent extremism, and the role of technology in these areas. It also served as a platform for developing partnerships among NGOs, fostering collaboration between private and public organizations, and offering new analysis for the debate over the best ways to prevent and counter radicalization.
With "formers" from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, North America, and Europe, the summit included a broad range of perspectives. Survivors of violent extremism, along with more than one hundred delegates from civil society organizations, academia, technology companies, government, media, and the private sector, also attended.
Since violent extremism is an ongoing challenge, the summit was meant to serve as the beginning of a conversation. The results of this conversation—such as background papers, policy proposals, multimedia features, and further CFR resources on issues surrounding radicalization—will appear on this page.
Please visit www.againstviolentextremism.org and www.youtube.com/formers for additional materials from the Summit Against Violent Extremism.
White House Announces Countering Violent Extremism Program: Is It Pretext for Spying on Muslims?
Sahar Aziz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
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While the threat of ISIL is real, Muslims in America should not collectively pay the price every time an individual or group engages in political violence in the name of Islam. Overtly targeting Muslims only corroborates what many Americans have suspected for decades -- systemic bias against minorities infects law enforcement.
Former Violent Extremists Sign-Up for Dublin Summit
Jamie Smyth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Fifty former violent extremists, including neo-Nazis, Islamic fundamentalists and drugs gang members, are to attend a summit in Dublin co-hosted by Google's new "think/do tank", Google Ideas.