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41 26TH ANNUAL CRIME PREVENTION GUIDE social workers need awareness training to be able to gauge early signs of radicalization in the community. Agents being knowledgeable and sensitive to the issue of youth isolation and radicalization will be able to establish good relationship with their neighborhoods. At the same time, social integration of youth is extremely important along with counter ideology by education, involving Muslim community in the process of countering radicalization by teaching young people. This will address the need to create collective identity and develop shared values (Precht, 2007). Increased public diplomacy focused on domestic politics to de-mystify Islam will also help in combatting radicalization, going hand in hand with addressing the need to fight relative deprivation and alienation. Local community engagement is vital in this battle for the minds of young people. Post-immigration support, for example, to integrate new Canadians in the society would help them develop ties to their community instead of forming closely knit Diasporas. Also, it is important to remember that poor people care about surviving and putting bread on the table, they prioritize material gains, not politics. Knowing this will help law enforcement agencies turn their attention to those that are more susceptible to radicalization. Terrorist organizations prefer recruiting from the educated elite, whose members will be more successful in carrying out the attack (Krueger, 2007). Thus the emphasis should be on the demand side (terrorist organizations) – degrading their financial and technical capabilities and promoting peaceful means of protest should help counter-terrorism policy. Dampening (the supply) the flow of people willing to join terrorist organizations, according to Krueger (2007) is a policy that is unlikely to succeed. FORECAST It is important in the struggle for deradicalization of youth to engage local community to its fullest potential, as teachers, coaches and parents are missing the early cues of radicalization process. As a society of isolated individuals concerned with accumulation of wealth, North America and Western Europe are missing the link with their disenchanted young population that is spending increasingly more time online and less in the community. The need to combat online radicalization, as well as local charismatic radical Islamists is placed on the shoulders of law enforcement, but the community has to share the burden if it is to be successful in this battle. Communication between all levels of governments and community is vital for the success of deradicalization. Global Security Studies, Winter 2014, Volume 5, Issue 1 Radicalization of Youth as a Growing Concern for Counter-Terrorism Policy ...continued fotosearch

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