Causes of Religious Radicalisation and How to Prevent it Through a Dynamic Dialogue Process

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Dialogue Society Leicester Branch

Prof Anwar Alam

Senior Fellow with Policy Perspectives Foundation, New Delhi

Dialogue Society Leicester Branch organised a panel discussion with Prof Anwar Alam on the roots of radicalisation and how to alleviate it through a healthy dialogue process.


Prof Anwar emphasised that any radical thought is mostly shaped through the lack of an individual’s social bonds with other individuals. According to Alam, alienated individuals are most prone to foster radical thought and behaviour especially in the case of modern Western societies where immigrants confront mainstream society in ambiguous ways. Prof Alam also pointed out the role of activities such as those of Dialogue Society in promoting peaceful coexistence of different layers of society.