July 30, 2014
The state of Hesse has confirmed to combat Salafism by initiating dialogue to primarily prevent young people from being radicalized. Beside counseling and instructing relatives, friends and teachers, Hesse is planning to establish a platform encouraging dialogical exchange for those affected. The initiative is part of the Violence Prevention Network (VPN). The Christian Democratic Party as well as the The Green Party welcomed the initiative and Jürgen Frömmich (The Green Party) emphasized that extremism can only be combated in the minds.