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German school runs scheme to stop spread of extremism among teenagers
by Sertan Sanderson
With the social make-up of communities across Europe changing, schools have become breeding grounds for extremism. A German school is taking part in a program to develop preventative techniques to combat radical ideas.
There seems to be growing fear in the West of radical ideas taking hold - if recent election results are anything to go by. Votes like the Brexit poll or the US elections show, however, that the expansion of radical Islamism is met with an equal response on the other end of the political spectrum, with populist movements surging in Europe, the US and beyond.
What both camps appear to have in common is that they offer simple and radical solutions to complex problems - not just appealing to those of voting age. The seed for such radicalism can be sown early on, with schools increasingly becoming a frontline for recruiters of extremist ideas.
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