ATbar Index of Muslim Radicalization and De-Radicalization in Italy

Index of Muslim Radicalization and De-Radicalization in Italy

24/01/2021 | by Martelli, Adelaide  

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Even if Italy has not yet experienced major attacks, evidences have demonstrated the dynamic jihadi activities present in this country. Several are the radicalized individuals residing in Italy or that have resided in Italy, and increasing is the number of individuals getting closer to Islamic extremist beliefs inside Italian prisons. In the past the NYPD Model was considered as the best fit for Italian Radicalization dynamics. However, this report aims at stressing the importance of Cognitive Radicalization, hence at the application of the Two-Pyramids Model and the Three-Phased Model. In the final part of the report, an eventual Intesa between the Italian State and the Islamic Community, and a De-Radicalization Program are mentioned as important future steps in the Italian counter-terrorism arena. 

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