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What if deradicalisation programs are serving to bolster violent extremism?

So what happens when extremists show up to deradicalisation events seeking to recruit those being helped?

Many countries engage in programs to ‘deradicalise’ violent extremists or act to prevent them from going down the terrorism road in the first place. So what happens when other extremists show up seeking to recruit those being helped?

In light of a case in Australia Borealis reflects on his own experience when a jihadi came to town.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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