MLI Fellow Alex Wilner landed his current Op-Ed in Canada’s heartland in today’s Winnipeg Free Press.
He writes in the piece on delegitimizing terrorism:
The core of my message is straightforward — Islamist radicalization is the linchpin of homegrown terrorism in the West. We can fight the results through military and police methods. But in this area, an ounce of intellectual prevention is worth a ton of military cure. And since the core of radicalization is the internalization of a set of beliefs, worldviews and assumptions that legitimize violence in the name of a given cause, prevention must accomplish the opposite from within the same intellectual framework of the intended audience.
You may also want to check yesterday’s MLI Blog posting by MLI Research Advisory Board Member Christopher Sands, titled Al Qaeda in Canada.
Posted by George Young