Top Met officer: 'Muslim youth wants to stand up to Islamic extremism and they're coming up with great ideas for us'
London's top counter-terrorism officer tells Martin Bentham Islamic State must be beaten on social media to win the propaganda war — and young Muslims are leading the way
Young Muslim Londoners were praised today by the Met's top counter-terrorism officer for helping to lead a new social media battle against Islamic State propaganda.
Commander Richard Walton said that "great ideas" were emerging from new "Muslim Youth forums" being held at Scotland Yard on how to combat extremist material online.
Some involve the development of new online messages to counter the appeal of the "jihadi bride" concept and "empower" women and girls to resist the "polluting" ideas of extremists.
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