How Can We Detect Extremist (Islamic Inspired) Discourse and How to Tackle It?

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Following the string of terror attacks in Europe and other parts of the world many countries, one of the strategies local and supra-local authorities have been focusing on as part of their prevention strategy, is to put in place an early detection system to signal signs of radicalism and violent extremism (VE) as occurring for example in the discourse taking place in cultural associations, sport clubs, educational institutions, mosques etc.

 

In this article we want to focus on how to recognize such extremism discourse by contrasting it to a moderate view. Apart from its use for intelligence gathering, being able to understand the slippery slope towards Islamic radicalism is also key to developing educational programs in schools, mosques and the media to counter the narrative in an early stage.

 

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