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Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell
Publication Type
Report
Publication Date
2010-04-16
ISBN
978 1 906693 39 8
Cost
5.0
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The path into terrorism in the name of Islam is often described as a process of radicalisation.  But to be radical is not necessarily to be violent.  Violent radicals are clearly enemies of liberal democracies, but non-violent radicals might sometimes be powerful allies.

 

This report is a summary of two years of research examining the difference between violent and non-violent radicals in Europe and Canada.  It represents a step towards a more nuanced understanding of behaviour across radicalised individuals, the appeal of the al-Qaeda narrative, and the role of governments and communities in responding.