As I watch young men and women commit atrocities in the name of ISIS, I continue to ask the question, “Whose voice will get through to a young Muslim who is vulnerable to radicalization”?
Those are the voices, the stories, I am looking for to include in The Stories Campaign.
This week is an excellent example. I bring you Mubin Shaikh.
I spoke with Mubin in a park in Toronto, Canada. As a teenager, in the very park we filmed this video, he felt torn between two worlds; his family’s culture of a strict Muslim tradition, and the life he shared with his friends and classmates. His confusion took him down a dangerous path. His incredible story is in his book Undercover Jihidi:Inside the Toronto 18-Al Qaeda Inspired, Homegrown, Terrorism in the West
Mubin Shaikh is an expert on Radicalization, deradicalization, countering violent extremism, National security and Counter-terrorism. However, we spoke on a more personal lever.
In the video below Mubin speaks directly to young Muslims who may be heading down the road toward terrorism.
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