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Omar, a counselor in London, was working with a 13-year-old boy who was hell bent on going to Raqqa. Omar didn’t want to turn the kid into the police but was worried that this kid is really going to depart for Raqqa. He decided to show him one of ICSVE’s counter narrative videos that tells the story of a Syrian boy, also about 13, who had joined the ISIS Cubs of the Caliphate and who had been pressured to become a suicide bomber. They watched it together. When it finished the boy asked, ‘Is that for real?’ Omar said ‘Yeah, that’s a real guy that was in ISIS.’ The boy said, ‘Okay, I’m not going.’ The ICSVE video changed his mind.

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