Radicalised Jihadists Have Done Untold Damage to Islam’s Image

The Economist, February 14, 2019 No place in Europe has done more to nurture Europe’s jihadists than the quaint neighbourhood of Molenbeek in Brussels. Some of its youth planned the Paris attacks in November 2015 and the suicide-bombings in Brussels five months later. Molenbeek is now quiet, but Johan Leman, a veteran social worker who knew one of the bombers, finds the lull almost more unnerving than the attacks. Since the jihadists first appeared in the 1990s, he twice thought they had gone, but they struck again years later and…

Every student is a soldier in the fight against religious extremism

By Jose Hong The Straits Times, Singapore Dated:August 18, 2018 Even though Singapore has different religions, different races and different languages, its people respect each other while making sure there is common space for everyone.  Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said this to about 300 Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students at a forum on the dangers of extremism on Saturday (Aug 11).  He noted 20 people have been arrested since 2015, while there were 11 arrests from 2007 to 2014.“Of this 20, 18 were radicalised online, so…