Recent terrorist attacks in places as far apart as France, Tunisia, Pakistan, and Kenya, together with the flow of young people born and raised in the UK to the ranks of ISIS over the past year, have once again brought the topic of religious extremism to the forefront of public consciousness. This panel discussion aims to offer a timely discussion of the causes and roots of radicalisation among Muslim youth in light of recent terror attacks in countries across the world, as well as the rise of the so-called Islamic State across swathes of Syria and Iraq.
- What has been the effect of terrorist attacks and religious extremism among youths on relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the UK and beyond?
- What factors (social, political, economic, ideological, cultural) seem to contribute most significantly to people adopting extremism?
- What are the roles of perceived grievances?
- What is the role of “charismatic recruiter”?