Countering Violent Extremism

Issue in the present world is not a case of ‘gun vs gun’ but a case of ‘ideology vs ideology’.
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The terrorism being perpetrated in the name of Islam by some Muslims today is underpinned by an ideology. There are certain ideas and notions that terrorists believe in which motivate them to perpetrate violence. Therefore, if we have to effectively deal with the phenomenon of violent extremism, we need to counter the terrorist ideology with an alternative peaceful ideology – one that explains to them the paramouncy of the peaceful method and offers them the justification to remain peaceful even when faced with provocative or emotionally turbulent situations.


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Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Foundation Program is a two-week program to

help stake-holders understand realistic approaches to counter violent extremism.

It reveals that the root cause of the issue is the

political interpretation of Islam. It helps participants to understand the issue and helps

them to effectively deal with it. It shows that

the root cause is the political interpretation of Islam, which is used to misinterpret

Islamic text to present a self-styled ideology of a religion of enforcement. It is this that

leads to violence. Islam is actually a religion of peace, the commandments of which

need to be followed of one’s free will. These principles can de-radicalize the

extremists’ mindsets on peaceful lines.

Who this course is for:

  • Students of all Age Group

Course content

16 sections • 31 lectures • 1h 0m total length
  • Countering Violent Extremism Pre Test
    10 questions


Centre for Peace and Spirituality
CPS International
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CPS International, the Centre for Peace and Spirituality, as is apparent from its name, is an organization, which aims to promote and reinforce the culture of peace through mind-based spirituality. Non-profit-making and non-political in nature, it is engaged in promoting peace and spirituality through inter-faith efforts. The Centre was founded in January 2001 by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, an Islamic scholar who has adopted peace, spirituality and inter-faith harmony as the mission of his life. According to him, peace and spirituality are both, in fact, two aspects of the one truth. Positive thinking at an individual level is called spirituality; when this positive thinking reaches a collective level in society, it culminates in peace. The question is how should the message of peace and spirituality be spread? There are two ways of addressing people: one is at collective level and the other is at individual level. While most speakers prefer to address people en masse, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has – to the point of sacrifice – chosen to interact with people at individual level. According to him, addressing a crowd does not yield any long-term results, for, in very large groups, the individual’s mind is never properly addressed, and therefore individuals – the building blocks of society – are unlikely to change.