DEC 23, 2015
In the Middle East, half of young people aged 18-25 are either unemployed or underemployed and the global refugee crisis is aggravating the situation. This harsh reality is destroying the educational and entrepreneurial aspirations of young people. At the same time Daesh propagandists are using social media as a forum for radicalization. According to a recent Quilliam Foundation report, Daesh plays on the youthful desire to be part of something worthwhile.
The only long- term tool for this generational battle is the education that can recognize the possibility of coexistence between Islam and the West and that the young people of the Muslim world have the same aspirations of every other young in the world.