Oh yes, this will work. A bit of “dialogue” will have young Muslims all over Austria forgetting all about Qur’an 2:191 and 4:89 and 9:5 and 9:29 and 47:4 et al.
“Factors deemed to increase the risk of radicalisation are how religious a teenager is…”
Thrown into the story in the sixth paragraph, we get what may be the first recognition by a government in the West that Islam has something to do with young Muslims becoming jihadis. Can common sense dawn in Europe? Could reality be breaking through, albeit buried deep in the story?
“Young Muslims at risk of radicalisation in Vienna,” The Local, October 17, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
A study by the City of Vienna shows that a high proportion of Muslim teenagers in the Austrian capital are at risk of being radicalised.
The study found that 85 percent of young people who are in contact with a youth worker have an immigration background, and that 27 percent of those teenagers who are Muslim show strong sympathy for jihadism, and violent and anti-Western thinking.
The government in Vienna says that it wants to identify this group of “latently vulnerable” youth and establish a dialogue with them, before they become radicalised.
The author of the study, Kenan Güngör, spoke to young people who are involved in youth work, either in centres, parks, or on the streets, and identified three groups of teens – “vulnerable”, “ambivalent”, and “moderates”. Out of 401 respondents, 214 were Muslims aged between 14 and 24-years-old. Asked if the Islamic world should defend itself by force against the West, 34 percent said that they agreed with this statement. 29 percent said they thought positively of people who were prepared to go to war for their religion.
According to Güngör’s study, 27 percent of the Muslim respondents belong to the “vulnerable” group. 31 percent are “ambivalent” – although they showed sympathy for religious extremists, they said they would refuse to kill in the name of God. A large proportion, 42 percent of Muslim youth, are “moderate” – with a liberal outlook and a rejection of violence they have little risk of being radicalised.
‘Too late’ for some
Factors deemed to increase the risk of radicalisation are how religious a teenager is, whether they have a homogenous rather than a mixed group of friends, their own experience of being a migrant, and their sex. “Radicalisation is a male problem,” Güngör says. He added that a “small and dangerous group” of youths are already radicalised and that it’s too late to try and reach them via youth and social workers….