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“Defeating Daesh requires far more than waging a war”

“Defeating Daesh requires far more than waging a war”

August 2, 2016 12:51 pm

 Gulf News writes: Defeating Daesh requires far more than waging a war to dismantle its networks and disrupt cells — an effective counter-ideological campaign to win hearts and minds and undermine its ideological appeal, a high-profile conference held recently in London heard.

“There has been progress in the military fight against Daesh but much less progress has been made in directing hearts and minds away from extremist ideologies,” Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, a former US State Department official who directed US efforts at counterterrorism communications, told the conference co-organised by TRENDS Research and Advisory, an Abu Dhabi-based think tank, and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College, London, UK.

The conference brought together over 200 experts from government, research, policy, and private businesses.

Dr Ahmad Al Hameli, president of TRENDS, said, “We need to challenge organisations attempting to use Islam for their political goals. Religion cannot be exploited in the pursuit of violence. Furthermore, governments and media organisations need to work harder to find more effective ways to discourage the dissemination of extremist views.”

To read the full article, follow the link: http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/defeating-daesh-requires-far-more-than-waging-a-war-1.1871560?utm_medium=socialbar&utm_source=mobilesite&utm_campaign=whatsapp

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