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Intelligent approach toward radicalisation: balancing between repressive, preventive and sensitised policies


Marjon Goetinck In this post-Charlie era we are being flooded by the horror and uprising of the Islamic State, the tragic terror attacks in Brussels, Paris and Copenhagen and the problems regarding the radicalisation of young muslims. It is without a doubt a complex societal fact that young muslims are willing to turn their backs against their country to join the ranges of the extremely violent IS. Belgium is coping with an estimated 380 Syria- and Iraq fighters, towering high above the European average. The one in a million question in various parlementary hearings as well as the media is: why do youngsters radicalise and what can the government and society do about phenomenon?

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January 30th – February 6th

Jordan vows to step up assault against ISIL- February 5th 2015- Al Jazeera English
Jordan has pledged to step up its role in the international coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), after the armed group killed a captured Jordanian pilot. King Abdullah II vowed on Wednesday that his country will take more retaliatory action.The execution by burning of airman prompted international condemnation and widespread anger in Jordan.



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Press Review

January 23rd-30th

Who’s manipulating Islamic State organisation? The muddled game of Gulf countries and Turkey ‒ 29th January 2015 ‒ Orient XXI

The Islamic State Organisation (ISO) did not emerge spontaneously. Al-Qaida and, a little earlier Ansar Al-Islam appear in its genealogy tree. In this filiation lies the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s DNA, and its obsession to foil the Iranian influence, especially in Iraq. Turkey also took part in the rising of the ISO. This movement now threatens to turn against its instigators.


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A family member of one of 27 Egyptian Coptic Christian workers who have been kidnapped in the Libyan city of Sirte is in mourning in Cairo, February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany.