In the beginning of 2015 Cooperation of Dutch Moroccans (SMN) started a helpline for people worried about a persons becoming radicalized and for example planning to travel to Syria or Iraq. Since then the organization has doubled the amount of volunteers working for the initiative. There have been 51 serious reports made and they were able to prevent 2 people from leaving the country. According to project manager Chakib Lamnadi, there are a few reasons why for example worried parents are more inclined to call this helpline than to go to the police. The volunteers speak the same language, which comforts the parents that don’t speak Dutch very well. And the police will only be informed with permission of the caller. It seems that a lot of Muslims do not have a great trust in the police.

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