Algeria: Female Religious Guides Counter Radicalization

The forces of good are active in Algeria, where approximately 300 mourishdates (female religious guides) are working to counter radicalization at the grass-roots level.

All the guides have degrees in Islam, know the Koran by heart, and are authorized by the Religious Affairs Ministry.

The women, who work not only in mosques and schools but also in youth centers and even prisons, are often successful in deflating the appeal of ISIS, Al Qadea and other groups.

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