02 december, 2015RSS Print
CCRF hotline to counter ISIS recruiters acknowledged as a best practice of civil society’s contribution to fight against terrorism
Based on OSCE CTN Newsletter
The 106th issue of OSCE CTN Newsletter has cited the CCRF hotline to counter recruiters of the "Islamic State" terrorist organization as "a positive example of how civil society can make a valuable contribution to the fight against the threat of terrorism, complementing the work of official internal affairs and national security authorities".
«The geographic distributions of calls to the hotline demonstrates that propaganda and recruitment activities of the terrorist organization "Islamic State" represents a real threat to Russia’s national security. Acute problems were revealed not only in the regions with a significant share of Muslim population, but also in such areas as the southern part of the Volga region, Moscow and Moscow region. According to statistics of the hotline, gender does not play a decisive role in the recruitment process. Both young women and men equally become subject to Islamist propaganda, with an average age of 23 years old", the Newsletter says.
"This experience of the Civic Chamber to counter activities of the "Islamic State" in the Russian Federation is a positive example of how civil society can make a valuable contribution to the fight against the threat of terrorism, complementing the work of official internal affairs and national security authorities. This experience of the Civic Chamber, of course, may be also used by civil society organizations in other countries, as well as international non-governmental organizations with a humanitarian focus".
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