In the media-soaked society we live in, the way we talk about radicalisation needs to change. Society today revolves around social media, most of the information we receive comes from these social networking platforms. Media are creating a way of looking and viewing certain members of the population, as often some people believe everything they read, especially when the information we receive is written by those in power.
Papa, don’t preach! Please, don’t!
by Alexis Puerta Walking down Market Street in Manchester, I have never seen representatives of the Catholic Church showing what that religion is about, especially after thousands and thousands of cases of paedophilia committed by those who preach and...
The push factors of radicalisation: how the UK grows its own terrorists
by Ella O'Doherty On the 19th of February this year, Sajid Javid revoked the citizenship of teenager Shamima Begum, who was attempting to return to the UK after leaving to join ISIS in 2015. The decision sparked controversy; for some, it was indisputably...
Radicalisation: A 21st century problem?
For a long time, ‘radicalisation’ has been known as the term used to describe what goes on ‘before the bomb goes off’ (Sedgwick, 2010). However, as time has progressed, many more aspects of radicalisation have emerged, which are separate from terrorism. Unlike the majority of mainstream media would have us believe, the radical is not the same as the terrorist (Sedgwick, 2010); yet the terrorist is more than likely to always be a radical. Radicalisation has wormed its way into our everyday lives due to technological advancements and developments in social media, making extreme views appear more and more commonplace.
Is it all black and white? Radicalisation and terrorism in the modern day
by Charlotte Donovan Ever since the 9/11 attacks, the words ‘terrorism’ and ‘radical’ have been used more frequently by both scholars and the media. Due to these attacks being associated with Muslim extremists, nowadays some people talk about terrorism...
Is enough being done to prevent radicalisation?
Radicalisation is an ongoing issue threatening the safety of our country and those within it. The difficulty is to know how the government and society can remove the threats radicalisation can bring. With the UK arresting more suspected terrorists than any other country in Europe in 2017, the question remains: are we doing enough?
The best solution to terrorism is to lock them all up!
Despite the very clear title of my article – which, for reference, I do not believe in – this topic is not simple. Radicalisation is an issue that we face in today’s societal and political climate, prominently since 9/11 and the Western world’s’ ‘War on Terror’. There are, however, many intricacies to an issue like this.
There is no shame in asking what ‘radicalisation’ means in a society that’s seriously confused.
Radicalisation. What does this word mean? It is used repeatedly by the media, politicians, and members of the public. It creates an atmosphere of fear, confusion and anger in society. It is easy to assume the process of radicalisation is avoidable without strategy or government intervention, that anyone sensible would not fall victim to radicalisation. This is ignorant. To prevent further radicalisation occurring and countries turning into breeding grounds for extremism, we need to make a concentrated effort to understand radicalisation, properly understand it. From an academic aspect, not just how the media decide to portray it.
Are they radicals?
post by Valeria RodríguezIdentifying someone or a group as a radical is something complicated to do since the definitions are many and the profile of a radical is subjective, which cannot be predefined because in each situation it could change. As stated in the Oxford...
How to solve a problem like radicalisation?
post by May YaqubAs social beings, humans often come into contact with natural obstacles that can limit One’s ability to incorporate their social lifestyle with the people who surround them. However, as society progresses, the social disputes some may face can be...