Nancy Yammout: Talking to terrorists in Lebanese prisons

What do we do once we try, convict, sentence and incarcerate terrorists? Leave them there or try to get them to abandon their views? Borealis talks to Nancy Yammout, a Lebanese woman who goes into prisons to see if she can make a difference.

About my guest, Nancy Yammout

Nancy and Maya Yamout, also known as the “Mulan Sisters” or the “Kamikaze Sisters,” are social workers active in Beirut, Lebanon and internationally as the president and vice president of Rescue Me – Crime Prevention. Rescue Me is a rehabilitation program for accused Islamist terrorists in Roumieh Prison. The program is based on research the sisters performed during their master’s degree studies.

Its mission is to undertake crime prevention through social development and reform, as well as improving the quality of life for all by providing educational workshops and counseling in schools, community centers and prisons. It is open to everyone residing in Lebanon in need of its help.

Find out more about Rescue Me


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