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Rashad Ali - On Deradicalization

Rashad Ali
 10.09

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2015
Location: Palais des Nations
Date: 18/09/2015

Rashad Ali explains how he became radicalized as a youngster and why he revoked these views. With an intimate understanding of the issue, Rashad shares his thoughts on how to deradicalize those who have gone through a similar process.

Tags: Academia,  Conflict Resolution,  Division,  Geneva,  Identity,  Peace,  Radicalization,  Religious Tensions,  Social Cohesion

Rashad Ali

Senior Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Rashad is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and a Counter Terrorism practitioner. He works on deradicalisation initiatives alongside prisons, probation programmes, police and community groups. He is classically trained in Islamic theology and jurisprudence, as well as in Modern studies in Islam. He has read at Markfield Institute and taken courses at al-Azhar University, Cairo. He is an author of "A Guide to Refuting Jihadism" and of a chapter analyzing Hizb ut Tahrir ideology and strategy. His latest publication is entitled "Blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, and the Freedom of Belief and Expression - The Paris attacks and the reactions."

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