The myth of ‘de-radicalization’ of Islamic radicals

Ban. De. Koran.

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By Tarek Fatah

The Eternal Flame is seen before Parliament Hill in Ottawa Nov 8, 2011.(ANDRE FORGET /QMI AGENCY) The Eternal Flame is seen before Parliament Hill in Ottawa Nov 8, 2011.(ANDRE FORGET /QMI AGENCY)

On Monday, I appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence. The committee is studying the question of security threats to Canada as well as ‘de-radicalization’ efforts being promoted by the RCMP.

I suggested to the senators that ‘de-radicalization’ initiatives by Canada’s security agencies were doomed to failure because the very men and women partnering with the RCMP in this exercise were not just part of the problem, but in many ways the cause of radicalization.

For example, in mosques across Canada, our Friday congregation begins with a prayer to Allah for a victory of Muslims over the kufaar (Christians, Jews and Hindus). In such a climate, relying on Islamic religious clerics and Islamists to fight radicalization is like employing the fox to guard the chicken coop.

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About cassandrasez

Cass is a well-travelled Dutchwoman, formerly of Spokane, Washington, USA, presently living in Holland again. She holds a Master's Degree in English and has taught it 20 years at the high school and mostly Jr. College level, until 2010. For other info see "About" at top bar.
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