'I'm Considered A Potential Terrorist Because I Own A Libyan Passport', Says Counter-Extremism Activist

'People think violence is in Libya's DNA'

A young woman fighting to combat extremism has lashed out against global counter-terrorism policies, saying they criminalise Middle Eastern people.

Hajer Shareif, from Libya, was speaking at the One Young World summit in Ottawa, after being selected by Kofi Annan to form a taskforce to tackle violent extremism.

One Young World is a global movement that hosts an annual Summit to offer a platform for young leaders to network with peers from across the world, sharing ideas to develop solutions to address urgent global issues.

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