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Tackling Muslim Radicalization: Lessons from Scotland (Very interesting)

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This is a report on SOLAS Program in Scotland, a private initiative to counter-extremism among young Muslims in Scotland.

Published by Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, June 2010

About the author
Azeem Ibrahim has an M.B.A. from the University of Wales, an M.Sc. (Econ) in strategic studies from the University of Aberystwyth, and he is currently reading for a Ph.D. in geopolitical strategy from the University of Cambridge. He has been a fellow at Yale University’s World Fellows Program and at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also Senior Research Scholar at the European Centre for Advanced Defence and Strategic Studies. His wide-ranging work on international commerce, geopolitics, and religious radicalization make him a sought after expert world-wide; he has acted in an advisory role to government officials and policy makers in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia. He is also a philanthropist and community activist, advocating for the poor, particularly for greater access to education and clean water. His charitable works include the development and management of an orphanage in Bangladesh for 500 children.


About Muhammad Haniff Hassan

Muhammad Haniff Bin Hassan is a Fellow. He holds a PhD and M.Sc. in Strategic Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (previously known as the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies), Nanyang Technological University. He received his early education in Aljunied Islamic School. He then continued his tertiary education at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia, with honours in Syar`iah and Civil law. Mr. Haniff is also active in social activities as a member of the Islamic Religious Council Appeal Board, HSBC Insurance Islamic Advisory Board from 2000 to 2014, Association of Islamic Religious Teachers and Scholars of Singapore (PERGAS) and Management Committee of Al-Irsyad Islamic School. He writes extensively in Berita Harian (a local Malay newspaper) and has also published articles in The Straits Times. He has published six books in his name, co-authored a monograph and helped publish two books for PERGAS and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore. His personal website in Malay is at


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