Education The Best Way To Curb Extremism:- Marwan Bukhari
Translator and writer Marwan Bukhari A. Hamid said the militants’ expert use of propaganda by portraying themselves as victims and justifying their actions through misinterpretations of Islamic texts have managed to garner the sympathy of many around the world. “Education is the solution as the militants have been using the Islamic texts wrongly to suit their political and economic goals,” said Marwan, another speaker at the event. Marwan added that discourse and personal freedom should also be encouraged as dictatorships have led to the birth of terrorism. “Dictatorial regimes where people can’t voice out anything has indirectly promoted terrorism, as those who feel oppressed (and can’t voice it out) will look to interpreting Islamic texts in their own way to justify their own actions (to rebel and to use violence),” he said.