As America faces a growing threat of homegrown terrorism, it is increasingly essential that Muslim communities and policymakers collaborate to undercut radical ideologies that lead to violent extremism. With input from law enforcement agencies, Muslim community leaders, and youth in America, WORDE developed a series of projects to counter radicalization.
Furthermore, our nation’s regional security interests depend on engaging and empowering international communities that will foster peace and stability. Civil society networks are a vital resource for successful peace-building and countering violent extremism (CVE) initiatives. In countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, tribal, cultural and religious networks are leading organic initiatives to refute radical ideologies at the community level and are therefore, best positioned to become partners for the US and the international community in preventing terrorism.
WORDE’s Counter Radicalization Programs: