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Muslim community takes action to eradicate violent extremism
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Boston marathon bombings, a Muslim coalition Monday rolled out the first national outreach campaign to help community leaders mitigate threats of violent extremism among their members.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council, a national group promoting and lobbying for Muslim Americans' civil rights, outlined the Safe Spaces Initiative, a toolkit of pre-emptive strategies and resources to educate imams and youth group leaders on community-based intervention strategies.
"The idea of this toolkit, and the counter narrative that the American Muslim communities work on in general, is to build resiliency within our community," said Haris Tarin, director of the MPAC.
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