People are open to radicalization when they have not been integrated into society; not necessarily because they rejected us and our values, but because in many ways we have rejected them and theirs. This isn’t about assimilation. It’s about lack of acceptance and support from family, peers, and society. If we are to reduce radicalization, we must first understand its genesis.
This deck isn’t for everyone. It’s a peek inside the thinking of individuals who may be prey for groups who seek to radicalize. The purpose of this deck is three-fold: become familiar with the precursors that may lead to radicalization, build the Skills & Attitudes of resilience to help recognize and respond to the indicators, and through awareness, support proactive measures to reduce the incidence of radicalization in America.
Use this deck individually or in groups to build a greater understanding of those vulnerable to radicalization. Use it as a training tool for public service personnel and practice the Skills & Attitudes of resilience in order to develop a more organized and collaborative response. Use it as a teaching tool in secondary and post-secondary education to help students recognize and respond to threats. Use it to teach Skills & Attitudes to those vulnerable to radicalization that they might develop a stronger response to any such enlistment.