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Dateline: Hug a Jihadi
Hug a Jihadi
SBS  |  August 8, 2017
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Can you stop terrorism with empathy? Under a program run by police in Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, a unique approach is being tested - offering assistance to radicalised youths and adults, rather than treating them as criminals. The police running the program believe helping young extremists is the best way to keep the peace. Treating them harshly and with suspicion only isolates them further - making them more of a danger to society. The program has been referred by some in the media as the 'hug a terrorist' model of deradicalisation. So far, it's been remarkably effective. In this week's Dateline, reporter Evan Williams meets Jamal, who several years ago says he was so angry with society he almost became a terrorist.

Can you stop terrorism with empathy? Under a program run by police in Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, a unique approach is being tested - offering assistance to radicalised youths and adults, rather than treating them as criminals. The police running the program believe helping young extremists is the best way to keep the peace. Treating them harshly and with suspicion only isolates them further - making them more of a danger to society. The program has been referred by some in the media as the 'hug a terrorist' model of deradicalisation. So far, it's been remarkably effective. In this week's Dateline, reporter Evan Williams meets Jamal, who several years ago says he was so angry with society he almost became a terrorist.

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