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United Against Terrorism handbook being released at Winnipeg mosque

09/29/2014 11:21 EDT | Updated 11/29/2014 05:59 EST
A handbook aimed at preventing young Canadians from being recruited by extremist groups is being released at a Winnipeg mosque today.

The handbook titled United Against Terrorism: A Collaborative Effort Towards a Secure, Inclusive and Just Canada is being presented at the Winnipeg Central Mosque.

It's a joint effort between Islamic Social Services, the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the RCMP.

"All of us have one objective — we want to secure Canada. We want our youth safe. We do not want them recruited by these criminal gangs,” said Shahina Siddiqui, executive director with the Islamic Social Services Association of Canada, one of the groups behind the handbook.

"It's a collaborative effort on how do we work together to rid Canada of this phenomenon where some of our youth have been radicalized? Of Islamophobia? Of this suspicion that exists between the Muslim community and our law enforcement?"

The handbook will be available online.

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