France launches ‘anti-jihadist’ website after Charlie Hebdo attack

The online platform aims to dissuade those who are seeking to join militant groups in Iraq and Syria. (Screenshot of the website)

The French government launched on Wednesday an “anti-jihadist” website to deter people from joining extremist groups, three weeks after a deadly terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

The website raises the slogan “Act against terrorism” and states that its objective is to “demystify the process of sectarian indoctrination,” Deutsche Welle reported.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the website is a way to dissuade those who are seeking to join militant groups in Iraq and Syria.

“We must educate young people about this. It’s a way to protect the youth and others,” he said, in statements quoted by Deutsche Welle.

The online platform also features videos that explain why militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are seeking recruiters.

The French government estimates that some 1,300 French citizens are believed to be fighting among the ranks of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

 

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