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The role of universities and schools in countering and preventing violent extremism: Malaysian experience

Muhammad Uthman El-Muhammady, Ahmad El-Muhammady (2018) The role of universities and schools in countering and preventing violent extremism: Malaysian experience. In: Combatting violent extremism and terrorism in Asia and Europe. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Singapore, pp. 95-109. ISBN 978-981-11-8742-1

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Abstract

This essay explores the roles of universities and schools in dealing with the violent extremism phenomenon in Malaysia. In doing so, the article is divided into three parts: firstly, it discusses the recent involvement of lec- turers and students in supporting pro-Daesh movements in Malaysia. The second part deals with the question of why universities and schools are be- ing targeted as recruitment grounds. The third part of the essay explores the roles of universities and schools in tackling violent extremism among their communities. The author asserts that universities and schools have a unique function in society to curb the rise of violent extremism. However, these functions are currently undercapitalised and not fully utilised to the optimum level, at least in the Malaysian context. Educational institutions are considered to be “the third force” in countering violent extremism and terrorism, alongside government agencies and the intelligence community. They have multiples roles such as detector, educator, preventer, and pro- ducer of ideas in countering violent extremism.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4829/70466
Uncontrolled Keywords: CVE, CPVE, counter-terrorism, violent extremism, rehabilitation, university and terrorism, school and terrorism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Centre for Islamisation (CENTRIS)
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad El-Muhammady
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 10:18
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 11:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70466

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