Expert: Islam, Not Social Factors, Driving Radicalisation in France
Sociologist Olivier Galland has slammed many of his fellow academics for having a myopic view of radicalisation in France, saying that the effect of Islam is more important than social factors like poverty.
The ideology of ISIS: A global threat
In ‘The Hollow Kingdom, ISIS and the Cult of Jihad’, Edna Fernandes examines the ideology of ISIS, its birth from the fires of 2003 Iraq war and its roots in the Wahhabi brand of Islam.
FALL IN LOVE WITH A JIHADI BRIDE IN NORVAY:
ISIS-inspired delivery driver, 38, who fell in loe with a jihadi bride in Norway and held ‘chilling fantasies’ about killing The Queen, David Cameron and Spurs fans is jailed for eight years.
Social media giants allowed ISIS and its media arm to “openly maintain” accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, while refusing to actively monitor or block them.
Why did teenage Somali-Norwegian sisters flee to Syria to join ISIS?
When Sadiq Juma learned that his two teenage daughters had left the family’s home in Norway to join ISIS in Syria, he set off to retrieve them. Formerly a teenage rebel soldier in the Somalian Civil War, Juma had courage, determination and experience with the chaos of conflict, but there was something he hadn’t reckoned with—what if his daughters didn’t want to come back with him?
How ISIS Gets Children to Kill
How can we understand the horrific image of children being forced to assassinate infidels?
Is it ideology? Brainwashing? Role-playing? Such terms cancel out the importance of culture and emotions. The normalization of murder requires a deeper look into the cultures which spawn terror groups such as ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas and the like.
NGO ENGAGES MOTHERS TO COUNTER RADICALISATION
With the growing threat of terrorism-linked radicalisation across countries, an international NGO has initiated a campaign across Europe and other countries to involve mothers and women as the first line of defence against the rise of extremist ideologies that often are bred in the community.
SAVE (Sisters Against Violent Extremism)—said to be the world’s first female counter-terrorism platform—is providing the missing link between women at the community level, where radicalism is propagated, and decision-making levels where strategies to counter violent extremism are shaped.
SWEDISH ISIS FUNDRAISER STATUSES WERE ON FACEBOOK FOR TWO YEARS BEFORE DELETION
A 35-year-old man in Sweden appealed for donations to the Islamic State (Isis) terror group using statuses posted to his open Facebook account.
The man, Ahmad Qadan, who lives in the town of Arlöv, was sentenced to six months in prison in November last year after being found guilty of using Facebook to collect money to fund weapon purchases for the Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra terror groups, Expressen writes.