Picture: Mia Peurukangas and Habiba Ali from Finn Church Aid.
Who am I? Where do I belong? Questions which almost all young people wonder at one time or another. For young people with immigrant background these questions can flame up acute questioning of identity. The confusion stems strongly from feeling like an outsider. With some youth this questioning can lead to adopting extreme ideas or joining groups that spread extreme and violent messages. Coordinator Habiba Ali works at Finn Church Aid. Her job is to try reach those Finnish families that have been affected by radicalization. She says that a Finnish youth tempted by the messages of the extreme groups is usually very frustrated.Read More