Abstract The term “jihadism” is popular, but difficult. It has narrow senses, which are generally valuable, and wide senses, which may be misleading. This article looks at the derivation and[…]
Something Varied in the State of Denmark: Neo-nationalism, Anti-Islamic Activism, and Street-level Thuggery
Journal abstract The article argues that categories such as ‘Islamophobic’ and ‘Right Wing’ are inadequate and even misleading descriptors of reactions to Islam in Europe, and should be replaced by[…]
An interview with Professor Mark Sedgwick from Aarhus University, on the problems associated with the term ‘radicalisation’.
Westminster Faith Debates On 7th March, 2012 the AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society Programme, which funds this website, held an event entitled ‘What have we learned about Radicalisation?’ This debate was one[…]
This post was written for the Westminster Faith Debates for their debate on ‘What have we learned about radicalisation?‘ and is reproduced here with their permission. Until 2007, I was[…]
Although the three Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden have much in common socially, culturally and linguistically, they have diverged politically in recent years over issues connected with immigration[…]
Journal abstract This article examines the nature of religious terrorism, principally with reference to al-Qaeda. It argues that a distinction must be made between the ultimate aims and the immediate[…]
This article discusses the concept of radicalisation.