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Danish experiences in counter-radicalisation

27/11/2014

This interviewee, his identity concealed, is a counter-radicalisation expert in Denmark, a country with a high proportion of foreign fighters. He represents the Danish ‘Back on track’ programme which provides mentoring and help for inmates who are imprisoned on grounds of terrorism. He speaks of how the feeling of belonging, identity, and righteousness draw people towards extremist views. He describes how those who leave for countries like Syria go with the intention to kill or to be killed...

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Usama Hasan’s story

27/11/2014

This is the testimony of Usama Hasan, a committed Muslim who grew up in London in the 1980s. Seduced by jihad as a young man, he went to fight in Afghanistan against communist forces in 1990. After the 9/11 attacks, he started to wonder if this approach was going too far down the path of extremism and hatred. After Al Qaeda attempted to recruit him, he finally decided to speak out against terrorism following the 2003 Madrid bombings, for which he received his first death threat. Today Usama...

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Usama Hasan’s story (B-Roll)

27/11/2014

This is the testimony of Usama Hasan, a committed Muslim who grew up in London in the 1980s. Seduced by jihad as a young man, he went to fight in Afghanistan against communist forces in 1990. After the 9/11 attacks, he started to wonder if this approach was going too far down the path of extremism and hatred. After Al Qaeda attempted to recruit him, he finally decided to speak out against terrorism following the 2003 Madrid bombings, for which he received his first death threat. Today Usama...

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Rashad Ali’s story (B-Roll)

27/11/2014

This is the testimony of Rashad Ali, a former member of a revolutionary Islamist group. It shows how anyone can get involved in extremism. Although he always fit in socially in Sheffield, the English city he grew up in, he always felt a bit different due to his religion and ethnicity. Then he met the Hizb ut-Tahr group and was drawn to their radical, anti-establishment narrative. They offered him a sense of belonging and political direction. After a while however, Rashad began to realise...

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Seminar on the quality of legislation

26/11/2014

The objective of this year's Quality of Legislation Seminar is to provide insight into the Member States' experience in interpreting and applying Union law. Distinguished speakers drawn from national judicial and administrative authorities of different Member States will share their experience of working with Union law and the implications of those experiences for EU legislative drafting. It is hoped that a greater awareness of the experience of Member States could usefully inform the way in...

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