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Empowering Global Voices Against Extremism

Posted October 6th, 2015 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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“Da’esh is not protecting Muslims, it is killing them and fooling all of us,” says Khadijah, a young woman who lived in London, became disillusioned with her studies and was lured by the Islamic State (also called Da’esh) to Syria. In the end, she defected. Her story, and those of many other defectors, is now being told by the United States and its global partners. By Richard Stengel.

The Right Path to Counter Daesh

Posted July 10th, 2015 at 11:08 am (UTC-4)
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Daesh may be capable of dramatic acts of violence, but people across the globe and in the Middle East overwhelmingly reject its vision. We want to harness that rejection of Daesh and strengthen popular support for a different path, by giving a platform to those billions that are too often sidelined by Daesh’s headline grabbing violence.