Alfano plans 'anti-radicalization' to counter terrorists

Interior minister meets Italian Muslim leaders in Rome

(ANSA) - Rome, February 23 - An Italian program to counter the radicalization of young Muslims by terrorists will be important to protect public safety, Interior Minister Angelo Alfano said Monday.
    He spoke after he called a "friendly" meeting with leaders of Italian Muslim communities.
    "This would be a kind of counter-rhetoric program, through the testimony of Italian leaders of the Islamic world," said Alfano.
    Many countries have initiated programs aimed at countering recruitment by charismatic terrorist leaders who prey on disaffected and impressionable youth.
    In a statement, the Interior Ministry said that Alfano stressed at the meeting "the importance of collaborating against manifestations of extremist violence".
   

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