The president of the association Free sight, Arbia Jebali, said that work began since January 2016 on a Tunisian-Dutch project against violent extremism from a preventive approach, as well as security solutions adopted by the ‘State. During her presence in the franchise program on Thursday, May 18, the president of the association Arbia Jebali noted the lack of scientific studies in Tunisia on the causes of violent extremism and these mechanisms of prevention, stressing that the most important indicators show that the causes of extremism in Tunisia are related to economic and social conditions. Arbia Jebali showed that 72% of people recruited by terrorist networks live in poor neighborhoods and marginalized, 57% of those recruited have dropped out of school very early, 65% of recruits are between 18 and 35 years, 34% of recruits and terrorist sympathizers have a high level of education, 64% of recruits have a criminal record, 55% have been recruited during their time in prison, 8% come from wealthy families. Jebali confirmed that the prevention of violent extremism is only based on a comprehensive approach that includes education, culture and social conditions, entertainment, equality and respect for human rights. and social justice and global development. She also stressed the need to develop a clear plan for the prevention of violent extremism and the need for cooperation between civil society and the state and the private sector and to stand on all indicators to formulate concrete solutions.
Sources of Indicators: The Association of Economic and Social Research Mouhamed Ali Al Hammi