A provincial report from Quebec declares the province’s proposed Charter of Values has helped to radicalize young Muslims, by making them feel left out of Quebec society. Despite this, the federal government is going to open an office for de-radicalizing of individuals like Aaron Driver. this approach has been tried by other countries without much success, so what are the chances that something like this could have any success here?
Where do you begin with this kind of effort in order to gain any credibility with the people you’re trying to de-radicalize. Is the focus going to be exclusively on radicalizing by ISIS/AQ, or will the office also focus on other individuals/groups who attempt tor radicalize?
Following 9/11, Scott Newark was named Ontario’s Special Security Adviser and authored the province’s perimeter security strategy. He served as Director of Operations for the Washington, DC Investigative Project on Terrorism,and as senior policy adviser to the federal Minister for Public Safety. He is also vice chair/operations of the National Security Group.
Almost exactly one year ago (July 31. 2015) Scott wrote a very detailed article titled “The New Reality: Fighting Terrorism By Preventing Domestic Radicalization” for Inside Policy and today he joins Roy to discuss the chances of strategy of this nature working.