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The Psychology of ISIS: A Brief Analysis of How It Functions As a Group

Guest-post – The opinions expressed in the article below do not necessarily reflect the view of Quilliam. If you’re interested in writing for the Quilliam blog, please email [email protected] The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is currently the most successful and fast growing Islamist extremist entity that controls...
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Isil will be more violent than ever in order to survive

If you’re interested in writing for the Quilliam blog, please email [email protected] Mosque bombings like the recent one at Dammam, Saudi Arabia, are Isil’s way of showing it’s not on the back foot. On Friday, Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ite Muslim population was struck by Islamic State terrorism for the second time...
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Connected Disengagement – America and Islamism

Guest post – The opinions expressed in the article below do not necessarily reflect the view of Quilliam. If you’re intersted in writing a piece for the Quilliam blog, please email your submissions to [email protected] 9/11. It’s the connection that my country (America) has had for nearly fourteen years, and...
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Making an opinion illegal is not going to stop terrorism

If ‘British values’ mean anything, they must prevent us from legislating against non-violent views that we find abhorrent. The Government’s shift in focus to target extremism and tackle radicalisation rather than counter terrorism is a welcome move, but I question whether the measures set out by the Prime Minister will...
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Mothers & Wives: Women’s Potential Role in Countering Violent Extremism

“Women—and mothers in particular—possess the unique ability to recognize early warning signs of radicalization in their children. They can play a key role in curtailing violent extremism” – Dr. Edit Schlaffer The responsibility of countering radicalization and violent extremism—by protecting citizens and assets— has traditionally been placed on governments, security...
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