01 June 2016
To combat the spread of radical ideology, the Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) launched a mobile application yesterday that lets users have one-to-one live private chats with RRG counsellors to discuss issues and concerns.
Answers to frequently asked questions such as “What is jihad?” are in the app, which also notifies users on the latest RRG-related news.
The RRG, set up in 2003 to counsel detained members of terror group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), now also works with radicalised individuals, besides educating the community on the dangers of extremism.
The app was launched at the 12th RRG annual retreat. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, RRG vice-chairman Ustaz Mohamed Ali said his biggest concern is individuals being influenced by ideology propagated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
… Mr Salim Mohamed Nasir, the head of the secretariat, said RRG gives them upfront answers that these are radical extremist groups, and tells them to be careful.
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Last updated on 02/06/2016