Africa and South Asia: Radicalism

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support religious scholars and academics to offer counter-radicalising narratives in (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, and (3) sub-Saharan Africa.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are committed to working with partners in fragile environments, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and in sub-Saharan Africa where the risk of radicalisation is most acute. That includes engagement with important influencers such as religious scholars, civil society and community leaders in order to support people vulnerable to recruitment and to address underlying factors which may increase the risk of radicalisation.

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