Journal Abstract This article examines the rise of the Islamic State (IS) through its anashid (a cappella), analyzing their lyrics and their musical attributes such as sonic elements, pitch, and harmony, among[…]
Journal abstract This article explores ethnographically the manufacturing of religious polarisation and violence in West Bengal, India. Since 2014, India has experienced a rise in religion-based identity conflict. Although West[…]
Journal abstract This exploratory article provides a conceptual framework for explaining how shame is used by terrorist organizations in their recruitment and radicalization strategies. Shame is a universal emotion, experienced[…]
From Total Islam To The Islamic State: Radicalization Leading To Violence Dynamics As A Subject Of Reciprocal Affordance Opportunities
Journal abstract This article aims to clarify the role of the Islamic State’s (a.k.a. ISIS) online activities on radicalization. To that effect, all empirical endeavors on the underpinning phenomenon in[…]
Publisher’s description As a key element of power in the 20th century, understanding the role of ideology in genocidal states is critical. The key distinctive elements in this work revolve[…]
Journal abstract Studies of jihadism mostly focus on the violent and religio-political aspects of the phenomenon. By adding to these a countercultural perspective, we may become able to better grasp[…]
The Recruitment and Radicalisation of Western Citizens: Does Ostracism Have a Role in Homegrown Terrorism?
Journal abstract Humans have a consuming desire for social interaction. Consequently, if a member is ostracised from a group, this can have huge implications for their well-being. Once ostracised, individuals[…]
Journal abstract Academic interest in Muslim youth, Islam, radicalisation and Islamic-inspired terrorism exploded in the aftermath of 9/11, aimed at discovering the connection between Islam and terrorism, radicalisation and terrorism[…]
Securing identities, resisting terror : Muslim youth work in the UK and its implications for security
The article is a good introduction to the problem of identity in young British Muslims and the potential of youth work to address it.
This work builds on fieldwork carried out by the author in a London borough. Looking at the identities of young British Pakistanis it examines how the religion they are taught[…]