Definition of “Violent Extremism”
The definition of "violent extremism" varies according to the approach adopted. Therefore, the Strategy will adopt a definition of "violent extremism" that includes the following three points:
The spread of individual and collective hatred that may lead to structural violence.
The rejection of diversity and non-acceptance of others, and the use of violence as a means of expression and influence.
A behavior that threatens values that ensure social stability.
Definition of “Prevention”
Prevention entails the development of policies that can be transformed into a societal culture that will enhance the community’s abilities to protect itself against violent extremism.
Communities are subject to permanent social, economic, cultural and developmental transformations. The culture of prevention should become a sustainable behavior that materializes through:
Raising awareness about the risks of violent extremism and by monitoring and anticipating social, cultural, developmental and behavioral transformations at the individual and community levels that may lead to violent extremism.
Developing a list of social, economic, environmental, cultural, security and other risks and developing targeted responses through the establishment of specialized social observatories.