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Mosques in America Work to Fight Radicalization of Youth
by Samina Ahsan and Noor Zahid
As devout followers broke the daily Muslim fast at a Virginia mosque one evening earlier this week, talk turned to how the holy month of Ramadan was marred by Sunday's massacre in Orlando by an American Muslim shooter.
In a month devoted to inner religious reflection, families talked about how they can prevent their youth from turning to extremism and becoming radicalized by the plethora of virulent rhetoric on the internet and social media.
"We have a very active youth department here. We are trying to get the youth to come in and to be more interactive," Faazia Deen, the interfaith and outreach officer at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in suburban Washington, told VOA.
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