The word “martyr” has evolved into one of the most emotive terms in the English language. The faithful venerate their memories, celebrate their feast days, name places of worship, schools[…]
'Radicalisation' has often seemed the key to understanding, and preventing, modern terrorism. This site gathers high-quality academic research on radicalisation and makes it easily accessible for policymakers, journalists and anyone else whose work deals with this area.
Journal abstract This study analyzes how Inspire and Dabiq seek to appeal to and radicalize English-speaking Muslims. It examines how each magazine strategically designs ingroup, Other, crisis, and solution constructs[…]
Journal abstract This paper uses open-source periodicals in Arabic, English, French, and Urdu to examine how authors from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Taliban construct[…]
A Mixed Methods Empirical Examination of Changes in Emphasis and Style in the Extremist Magazines Dabiq and Rumiyah
Journal abstract The change in name of ISIS’s flagship English language magazine from Dabiq to Rumiyah prompted media speculation about its significance. This article uses a mixed methods approach that[…]
Under the shade of AK47s: a multimodal approach to violent extremist recruitment strategies for foreign fighters
Journal abstract Two notable features of the current conflict in Syria and Iraq are the number of foreign fighters from western countries fighting for Sunni militant organisations, and the use[…]
Journal abstract In the beginning faith was the alpha and omega of revolutionary dreams and terrorist actions. This article will examine case studies among the Peoples of the Book—Judaism, Christianity,[…]
Journal abstract Since the Tea Party Movement (TPM) emerged, observers have drawn parallels between this movement and the Religious Right (RR). This article deepens our understanding of this relationship by[…]
Journal abstract Passive support for terrorism refers to expressions of sympathy for acts of terrorism and/or the justifications (ideology) used by terrorist groups to legitimise their beliefs and actions. One[…]
Beyond Conversion: Socio-Mental Flexibility and Multiple Religious Participation in African-Derived Lukumi and Ifa
Journal abstract Despite recent attention to issues of religious diversification, mobility, and multiplicity, few sociologists have attended to the socio-cognitive dimensions of multiple religious participation. Sociologists have long suggested that[…]
Countering Violent Extremism: A Realist Review for Assessing What Works, for Whom, in What Circumstances, and How?
Journal abstract Scientific knowledge on what works in countering violent extremism remains limited. This article argues that we should move away from the “what works?” question and towards: “what works,[…]