United Against Terrorism handbook released at Winnipeg mosque
Islamic groups and RCMP join in effort to fight recruitment of youths by militants
CBC News Posted: Sep 29, 2014 9:21 AM CT Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014 7:18 PM CT
A handbook aimed at preventing young Canadians from being recruited by extremist groups has been released at a Winnipeg mosque today.
The handbook, titled United Against Terrorism: A Collaborative Effort Towards a Secure, Inclusive and Just Canada, was presented at the Winnipeg Central Mosque.
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It’s a joint effort between Islamic Social Services, the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the RCMP.
All of us have one objective — we want to secure Canada. We want our youth safe. We do not want them recruited by these criminal gangs,” said Shahina Siddiqui, executive director with the Islamic Social Services Association of Canada, one of the groups behind the handbook.
“It’s a collaborative effort on, How do we work together to rid Canada of this phenomenon where some of our youth have been radicalized? Of Islamophobia? Of this suspicion that exists between the Muslim community and our law enforcement?” Continue reading