More than 200 representatives from 50 global cities met in Antalya, Turkey last week for the premiere Strong Cities Network Global Summit to explore the role of municipalities in countering violent extremism. The Strong Cities Network (SCN), run by the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), brought together key stakeholders for two days of training and capacity-building sessions, fostering collaboration and sharing valuable lessons and practice from around the world.
Cities and local authorities around the world need to be at the forefront of preventative and safeguarding measures to counter violent extremism in all its forms. Now more than ever, mayors, governors, frontline practitioners and local communities must play a key role in building social cohesion and resilience, promoting inclusion, and mitigating vulnerability to extremism and radicalisation. This is the rationale behind the unprecedented efforts of the SCN – with a goal of connecting local partners on a global scale.
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Why is the FBI suddenly bringing up Terry Nichols and OKC as examples of the sovereign citizen movement? It goes along with their right wing extremist as the biggest terror threat narrative but it’s odd. I also hate the way they called the beards Duck Dynasty beards. I’ve never heard them refer to a Muslim’s beard as an Osama Bin Laden beard.
Perhaps just passing through for military transport through Andrews AFB or some other military location ...or not?