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August 25, 2010

Reprogramming Child Jihadists

When psychologist Feriha Peracha was asked to assess a handful  of boys rescued from Islamic militants, she had no idea it would lead to a life changing project - a school designed to undo the training they'd gotten to be informants, fighters and suicide bombers.  Feriha talks with Dick Gordon about the difficulties she encountered, and what she's doing to ensure they don't become radicalized again. The school is in Northern Pakistan which has seen severe flooding, a new challenge because in the chaos Taliban militants might seize the opportunity to move back into the area.   

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