Researchers probe the roots of youth radicalisationAl-Fanar.
Tunisia, like many parts of the Arab region, has been hit by several terrorist attacks in recent years. Elements of hard-line religious movements have been accused of perpetrating many of them, like the assassination of two prominent political figures, Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi, in 2013. Others have targeted police and security personnel. And in 2015, 20 people were killed and dozens were wounded in an attack on the Bardo National Museum in the Tunisian capital.
“This research will play a key role in understanding the radical discourse, the emergence and growth of terrorist organisations, and the psychology of terrorism and its impact on young people, the economy and society,” said Khalil al-Amiri, a state secretary at the Tunisian ministry of higher education. The initiative is a partnership between research centres in several Tunisian cities, university professors and researchers from the interior, defence and health ministries.
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