EU Reporter: West must offer alternative message to radicalization efforts says civil rights expert

A “staggering failure” of the West to offer an alternative narrative to the “seemingly attractive” message spread by Islamic State and other extremist groups has been condemned by a leading civil rights expert. Speaking on Wednesday (18 November) in the margins of a Brussels policy briefing organized by the Counter Extremism Project Europe (CEP Europe), Nasser Weddady was highly critical of past efforts to combat Islamic terrorism which has claimed scores of innocent lives in the last few months, most recently in Paris last Friday (13 November).