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The US needs deradicalization — for Christian extremists

15 mins | Apr 4, 2021
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Reeducating QAnon followers. Religious people are particularly susceptible to conspiracy theories due to their belief in the supernatural and their endorsement of a good-versus-evil worldview. In 2020, as COVID-19 raged and churches closed, echo chambers of online QAnon networks offered a safe haven for Christians trying to make sense of the world. Melissa Graves and Muhammad Fraser-Rahim analyse how programs designed to reform violent jihadis could help tackle the spread of conspiracy theories in evangelical communities.
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