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12-26-2014, 02:13 PM
A BBC News interview of a grassroots community activist, Jahan Mahmood, from Birmingham (UK), on countering the Islamist message; which is not always helped by the BBC's coverage and officialdom's stance:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBx7jmzxXJg

The interview (under 5 mins) was in June 2014, following the BBC broadcasting an ISIS recruitment video throughout the day. The last few minutes are very direct and foriegn policy is mentioned as a contributor to radicalisation.

Some of the themes raised appear in other threads and my posts.

03-18-2016, 10:12 PM
An article with updates on grassroots activists fighting extremism, one of whom is Jahan Mahmood (cited above).

The sub-title:
While David Cameron urges Muslim people to do more to fight extremism, volunteers such as Jahan Mahmood are working tirelessly to steer young people away from a destructive path – and doing it much more effectively than the government’s own highly distrusted counter-terrorism scheme
Link:http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/18/deradicalising-britain-the-activists-turning-young-muslims-away-from-extremism? (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/18/deradicalising-britain-the-activists-turning-young-muslims-away-from-extremism?CMP=share_btn_tw)