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Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation in Australia.

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I've recently come across a booklet which discusses
how we can prevent violent extremism and radicalisation
in Australia.

I thought that this might make an interesting discussion
topic on this forum.

We're told in the booklet that:

" Australia is one of the most culturally and linguistically
diverse nations in the world. Australians identify with over
100 different faiths or religious traditions and there are
over 300 languages spoken in Australian households."

"The challenge for Australia is to accept difference while
also promoting social cohesion. A breakdwon in social
cohesion can lead to a breakdown in community resilience.
This in turn can lead to a wide range of social problems
including violent extremism."

I would like to hear poster's thoughts on how we can
prevent violent extremism and help people (especially our
young vulnerable people) disengage from violent ideologies?

Should parents, schools, universities, churches, take on this
responsibility? Should it be part of our education system?
Posted by Foxy, Saturday, 31 July 2021 11:33:46 AM
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Hi Foxy,

There is a narrow divide between a moderate society, and one that crosses that line and enters the dark world of extremism. We are learning now that the pandemic is creating fertile ground for some elements of extremism. If fear and dissatisfaction reaches a critical point a charismatic leader like a Hitler or Mussolini with a simplistic message will gain traction with the masses, and ultimately absolute power.
Posted by Paul1405, Saturday, 31 July 2021 2:22:53 PM
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Hi Paul,

It is scary. Look at what Trump did in the
US. Hopefully this won't happen here. Our
voters are not that stupid.
Posted by Foxy, Saturday, 31 July 2021 2:31:04 PM
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Our voters are not that stupid.
Foxy,
Well, that depends to be seen in a few months at the next Election & if Labor gets in you're proven wrong !
Posted by individual, Saturday, 31 July 2021 3:40:33 PM
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individual,

Predicting anything in politics is risky at the
best of times as we've learned.
Posted by Foxy, Saturday, 31 July 2021 3:45:04 PM
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For starters Muslims could start revising the Quran and taking out all the bits that justify killing fellow human beings who just happen to not be believers in Muhammadís message.
Posted by Is Mise, Saturday, 31 July 2021 4:05:49 PM
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