Research based on interviews with Irish Republican activists has shown that trust plays a greater role than ideology in how members pick sides when terrorist groups splinter. CREST’s Emma Barrett[…]
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A lot of what most people think they know about Islam is found in the media, where tales of fundamentalism and violence are the norm. Here CREST researcher Kim Knott[…]
Understanding the differences between the two most populous branches of Islam is essential for comprehending many of the geo-political conflicts in the Middle East as well as community tensions in[…]
In early February, a video claiming to show an “anti-India” rally being held at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi went viral. Police entered the campus, arresting the[…]
A conflict of Biblical proportions: How the Bible was used to turn the First World War into a Holy War
The significance of the Bible in the war, and anti-war efforts, of both Allied and Central powers in the First World War are to be examined in a new research[…]
Channel – the UK government’s “deradicalisation” programme – is growing. More people are being referred for support, including a significant number of under 18-year-olds. Four out of five of these[…]
Even with the advent of social media and the increasing ease in which information can be shared peer-to-peer, the traditional media is still an essential route for informing the general[…]
From “shoebomber” Richard Reid, to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the ringleader of the attacks in Paris, there seem to be increasing examples of people becoming “radicalised” in jails. So how concerned should[…]
The French authorities have named one of the attackers who terrorised Paris on November 13 as Omar Ismail Mostefai, a French national who was reportedly known to the security services[…]
They say disillusionment is the gap between expectation and reality. If the conclusions of a report just published by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence[…]