WINNIPEG —; Homegrown terrorism, it’s a tragic phenomenon that has hit Canada and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
“These people tend to be loners quite often, and they might have difficulty finding people of like mind in their local community. But they do find people that can spur them on,” said Security and Terrorism Studies Expert, David Hyde.
Muslim groups and terrorism experts are coming out saying there needs to be a more hands on approach if we want to put a stop to radicalization in this country.
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Canada’s Public Safety Minister announced Thursday, money will be put towards stopping radicalization in Canada, through a new centre for de-radicalization in the near future. However, The Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) said that’s not enough.
ISSA said they receive plenty of calls from concerned friends and family watching their loved ones go down the wrong path. Explaining a centre for de-radicalization isn’t a bad thing, it’s just not the best thing.
“We are trying to get at a preventative stage, and early stage where parents can call and say you know he’s showing signs, he’s changed, what can we do,” said Shahina Siddiqui with the Islamic Social Services Association.