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'An Understanding Of Islam Is Mandatory'

There is a silent majority within Islam. Radicals aim to empower this community through extreme philosophy.

'An Understanding Of Islam Is Mandatory'
'An Understanding Of Islam Is Mandatory'
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2016-07-09T15:11:35+05:30

While India’s record in preventing such radicalization has probably been the best in terms of the per capita ratio of Muslim youth being attracted to the radical ISIS (Daesh) philosophy, security practitioners have primarily been focusing on preventive measures to obviate such influence beyond the threshold.

India’s Muslim community, the largest minority anywhere in the world, is well integrated and mainstreamed in the national narrative. Yet given the history of faith based terror in India, the existence of Islamic terror modules in different parts of the country, ongoing strife in J&K, inter-faith mistrust in some areas and the widespread use of social media through smart phones, the necessity of working on counter radicalization programs is not being felt anytime too soon.

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