Campaign: CHIME FOR CHANGE

IN AND OUT OF ISLAMIST EXTREMISM

BY YASMIN MALBOCUS

Many of us wonder how and why young people raised in a democracy can be lured into extremists groups. Though the issue might be complex the causes are always to be found in that person’s experiences and the hardships they faced.

Today, a mother of three, Yasmin Malbocus is doing a masters in terrorism and political violence studies but 20 years ago, she worked as a recruiter for an Islamist terrorist group that she joined after failing to find justice when she was sexually abused by a relative as a child. She believed they could protect her and perhaps succeed in providing what her own society had failed at. Mulbocus now runs a group called Muslim Active Women Around Hounslow and counsels girls in London away from joining extremist groups by trying to understand the problems they are experiencing in their own lives.

This video was produced for sister-hood.com and is reproduced with their permission.

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