Day: June 29, 2018

New Research Report: Anti-Muslim Extremism, Radical Islamism and the Spiral of Polarization

‘Hostility towards Muslims and Islamist fundamentalism are closely interlinked. Mobilisation and recruitment strategies mirror each other and there are ideological overlaps as well. This becomes particularly evident in their internet propaganda on social media.’ These are key findings of a new study by the Jena Institute for Democracy and Civil Society (IDZ) in cooperation with… Continue reading “New Research Report: Anti-Muslim Extremism, Radical Islamism and the Spiral of Polarization”

The UK’s anti-Islam English Defence League – Still Yesterday’s news on the UK’s radical right scene?

I’m currently (slowly) converting my PhD thesis into a book which will explore how the addition of “right wing extremism” to the scope of the Prevent Strategy impacted on local responses to the English Defence League. A few fellow researchers have asked why I’m bothering to write a book about the anti-Islam street protest movement.… Continue reading “The UK’s anti-Islam English Defence League – Still Yesterday’s news on the UK’s radical right scene?”