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Radicalisation among Muslims in the UK
Radicalisation among Muslims in the UK

Author(s): Rachel Briggs, Jonathan Birdwell
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Security and defense, Studies in violence and power, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Radicalisation; Muslims in UK; security; violence;
Summary/Abstract: Many theories have been offered about the drivers or causes of radicalisation, but they are rarely able to prove more than the exception, never the rule. In fact, it is almost impossible to say with any certainty what the causes are as it is so difficult to know whether a factor is instrumental, or merely present. It is perhaps more helpful to think about ‘radicalising agents’ – factors that are present (though not necessarily causal) and which appear frequently across different cases. This chapter highlights a number: key places, charismatic leaders, relationship links, experiences and stated and assumed grievances.

  • Page Range: 109-135
  • Page Count: 27
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English