Police on the Champs Élysées, Paris by Dee McLachlan Yet another (terrorist) attack in France, and the French are becoming exasperated. The “fight against terrorism” has now become a major factor in the forthcoming French election, and an ABC article today claims “Vote for president could reshape Western world.” The people want solutions to radicalization, and […]
At The Walrus, Nadim Roberts profiles a Canadian imam who is working to counter radicalization with knowledge.
The deadly attacks in Madrid (2004), London (2005), Glasgow (2007) and Stockholm (2010), followed by the foiled attempts and arrests in Copenhagen (2010) and Berlin (2011) have contributed to move back the issue of violent extremism and “radicalisation” up on the European political agenda. Furthermore, political concerns about youth radicalisation gained momentum with the publication of alarmist intelligence reports and the multiplication of news reports about European citizens flocking to Syria to fight, mostly alongside the Syrian opposition.