Understanding Hateful Extremism

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:00 in Forthcoming

Venue: Online
Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021
Time: 17:00



  • Dr Craig McCann, Author, Counter-Terrorism Advisor, Former Police Officer
  • Ima Miah, Community Leader, CEO ARCC (Asian Resource Centre Croydon)
  • Iysha Arun, Research Fellow, Dialogue Society


A 2019 independent report presented by the Commission on Extremism titled “Challenging Hateful Extremism” adds a further possible dimension to the traditional understanding of extremism within governmental discussions and policy development.

Defined as, “behaviours that can incite and amplify hate, or engage in persistent hatred, or equivocate about and make the moral case for violence. And that draw on hateful, hostile or supremacist beliefs directed at an out-group who are perceived as a threat to the wellbeing, survival, or success of an In-group. And that cause, or are likely to cause, harm to individuals, communities or wider society.”, hateful extremism poses a threat to cohesion within our communities and the safety of our society as a whole.

Our panel aims to elaborate on the term hateful extremism with the hope of ensuring, firstly a better understanding of what it constitutes and then how an understanding can aid in challenging hateful extremism.

  • What is “Hateful Extremism”?
  • What are the pros and cons of defining the term “Hateful Extremism”? How beneficial is this definition for us?
  • What are the different ways in which hateful extremism can be manifested?
  • What role does social media play in the dissemination of hateful extremism?
  • Who are the groups most vulnerable to this form of extremism, and what can be done to challenge them?