Calls to rehabilitate Canadian minors linked to ISIS

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The International Centre for the Study of Radicalization released a report calling on countries to make efforts to take back and rehabilitate children from the so-called Islamic State, failing which they could pose a danger down the road.

More than 4,600 foreign minors were affiliated with ISIS, including an estimated 14 Canadian citizens.

About 20 per cent of Canadians involved in overseas terrorist groups are women, and some have taken their children with them. A handful of Canadian ISIS fighters have also fathered children in Syria and Iraq, creating a dilemma for the government.

The problem is that despite best efforts and intentions, no country has created a de-radicalization plan that has proven very effective. Countering such a powerful indoctrination can prove challenging. -CINEWS

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