Western Muslims and Terrorism Prevention

THE HAGUE — Imagine for a moment a Muslim teenager somewhere in Europe, with the internet in his living room, the world in his mind and his heart torn apart by a million identities, as Swiss-born Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan describes him. How do you prevent that young Muslim from being lured by radical ideas? That was the question at the heart of a conference organized here recently by the Dutch National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism (NCTb). The answer often depended on the religious background of the speaker. Muslims said historical grievances — real or imagined — that had left the Islamic world feeling wronged by the West must be tackled…