A telephone hotline intended to help deradicalize young Muslims in Austria will launch in December, according to an interview with Family Affairs minister Sophie Karmasin of the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).

Details of the service, including funding are still being worked out, said the minister on Austria's state media channel ORF on Sunday.

Karmasin confirmed that her ministry was developing the service that should help radicalized young Muslims living in Austria, as well as their families. In the coming weeks, she will be working with the Interior Ministry and Boje, the non-profit established to help children and young people in crisis situations.

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