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Bristol’s Muslims fight online radicalisation

By pamela parkes, Monday Jun 22, 2015

As horrors of the Tunisian beach massacre unfold and the Home Secretary Theresa May urges parents in the UK, who suspect their children of being radicalised to report them to the police, the Muslim community in Bristol has come together to fight back against online brainwashing.

While still relatively untouched by radicalisation, the Bristol Muslim community was rocked in September 2014 by the disappearance of Yusra Hussein, who is believed to have travelled to Syria, and the conviction in 2009 of public school boy Andrew Ibrahim, who planned to blow himself up with a home-made suicide vest.

Bristol24/7 talks to the community trying to make a difference, whose unique approach to tackling radicalisation has gained worldwide attention.

 

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