Report Launch: ‘A Hizmet Approach To Rooting Out Violent Extremism’

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:00 in Discussion Forums

Where: Dialogue Society Leicester Branch, 2 Swan Street, Leicester LE3 5AW
Date: 28th May 2016
Time: 18:00


In partnership with Dialogue Society Leicester Branch, Centre for Hizmet Studies is launching the report entitled, ‘a Hizmet Approach to Rooting out Violent Extremism’, detailing another approach to confronting violent extremism claiming an Islamic justification.

The publication offers researchers, policy makers and journalists a summary of Hizmet’s theological refutation of violent extremism. It demonstrates that the core teachings of Hizmet act as a positive counter-narrative to extremist ideology.

Drawing attention to the challenges associated with linear, traditional, reactive policy-making directly aimed at defeating violent extremist ideology, the publication explains the nature and features of Hizmet’s deradicalisation by default approach, which pro-actively addresses both facets of the radicalisation process: ideology and inculcation.

For more information about the report, click here.


William Baldet (Chair and Discussant), is the CVE co-ordinator in Leicester and is based at The St Philips Centre, an inter-faith charity that specialises in promoting dialogue between communities.

Ismail Mesut Sezgin holds a PhD from Leeds Beckett University on 'Moral Responsibility and Islam' and is the Executive Director of the Centre for Hizmet Studies.

Ozcan Keles is a non-practising Barrister, a full-time PhD candidate at the University of Sussex and the Chairperson of the Dialogue Society.

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