Utrecht Prof.: Approach to radicalized youth "too mild"

The new manual for teachers on how to deal with radicalizing young people is too soft and mild and hardly offers any concrete advice.

This is according to Casper Hulshof, education lecturer at the University of Utrecht, in an interview with the Telegraaf on Monday.

"It is clear that the authors of the report are choosing the mild and gentle way and prefer to describe how to deal with the existing situation rather than actually doing something about it.", Hulshof said to the newspaper. "The researchers tackle the subject with kid gloves."

Last year Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education said that it is education's task to discuss radicalization, to recognize it and to avoid it. She recently sent this manual to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament.