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How We Neglect Islamists by Refusing to Pin Them With the Radical Right Label

How We Neglect Islamists by Refusing to Pin Them With the Radical Right Label[1] It has been over 70 years since the Axis powers were defeated. The horrors of the German Nazi and Italian Fascist regimes severely discredited fascism as an ideology. An anti-fascist consensus made it extremely difficult for fascism to emerge after World… Continue reading “How We Neglect Islamists by Refusing to Pin Them With the Radical Right Label”

Germany Remembers Solingen Arson Attack

The 1993 Solingen arson attack marked the climax of radical-right violence in Germany following reunification.  This year, the fatal arson attack in Solingen, a North Rhine-Westphalian city of around 160,000 inhabitants, marked its 25th anniversary. Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, his Turkish ministerial colleague Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, as well as members of the victims’… Continue reading “Germany Remembers Solingen Arson Attack”

Manichaean Manipulation – Europe between Apocalypse and Redemption in the Imaginary of the Radical Right

An eternal fight between Good and Evil fuels the imaginaries of the European Radical Right (ERR) in a psychology of continuous panic-mongering. Is Europe the bulwark and pinnacle of Western civilization, the safe haven of Christianity, tradition and family values or has it turned into a dystopian oppressive dictatorship of ‘globalist’ Eurocracy? The imminent end… Continue reading “Manichaean Manipulation – Europe between Apocalypse and Redemption in the Imaginary of the Radical Right”

Mr Brian Hughes

Twitter: @MrBrianHughes Position: Doctoral candidate in School of Communication, American University. Profile: Brian’s work explores the impact of communication technology on political and religious extremism, terrorism and fringe culture. His work has addressed the media ecosystem of ISIS, 20th-Century precursors of today’s Alt-Right, the “Hardline” music subculture, and the media of the occult. His work… Continue reading “Mr Brian Hughes”

Professor Imran Awan

Email:  imran.awan@bcu.ac.uk Twitter: @ProfImranAwan Positions:  Professor of Criminology, Birmingham City University. Director, Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University. Specialist research areas: Islamophobia; anti-Muslim hate crimes and racism; online hate speech and extremism; social media and hate crimes; policing the far-right; preventing far-right and Islamist extremism; the Prevent policy; counter-extremism and counter-terrorism legislation and policies;… Continue reading “Professor Imran Awan”

Why They Thrive: Risk, Uncertainty and Radical Right Propaganda

Over the last twenty-years, we have seen how damaging extreme rhetoric can be – from the rise of so called Islamist terrorist groups to the successful recruitment of individuals into these groups from across Western countries. When governmental leaders are seen to make decisions that are perceived as misjudged, or to not take charge of… Continue reading “Why They Thrive: Risk, Uncertainty and Radical Right Propaganda”

Interventions into the radical right – We need to ask the right questions

The latest Home Office release of data on its counter terrorism Channel programme highlights the need for research on its efficacy in countering right wing extremism. In late March 2018, Britain’s Home Office released its latest set of statistics on the Prevent Strategy and its associated Channel programme. These figures indicate there have been “improved”… Continue reading “Interventions into the radical right – We need to ask the right questions”