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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Radicalisation

Shamima Begum Case - update

For details of the Shamima Begum case, click here:
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Kenya: al-Shabab Recruitment

Halima Gikandi, PRI/GlobalPost, The group behind Nairobi’s recent terror attack recruits young people from many faiths. Officials can’t stop it.
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Deradicalisation in the Netherlands

Liesbeth van der Heide, Bart Schuurman, Reintegrating Terrorists in the Netherlands: Evaluating the Dutch approach, Journal for Deradicalization
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De-radicalisation Resisted

BBC News, Oxford Street terror attack plotter 'resisted' de-radicalisation, 3 Jan 2019
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Rethinking Radicalisation

Al Jazeera, Rethinking Radicalisation: How the West's dealing with perceived threats of a post-9/11 world affects young people vulnerable to radicalisation. Read More…

e-Jihad Florida

Miami Herald, Florida man charged with distributing bomb-making designs for Islamic extremists
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Iraq's Post ISIS Campaign of Revenge

A sobering essential long-read by Ben Taub (and associated photographers): New Yorker, Shallow Graves/Iraq's Post ISIS Campaign of Revenge Read More…

Online Radicalisation in Hawaii

USDOJ, U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
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Wales Far-Right Issues

BBC News, System Resistance Network: Neo-Nazi group 'should be illegal'
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The New Radicalization of the Internet

NYT, Opinion, The New Radicalization of the Internet
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Net radicalisation

Sydney Morning Herald, Terror plot ringleader's sentence revealed for the first time, 16 Nov 2018
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Right-wing hate recruitment

NPR, Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video Gamers

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Anjem Choudary net restrictions

Guardian, Jailed preacher Anjem Choudary faces strict controls after release, 18 Oct 2018
"Restrictions on convicted Isis supporter cover using the internet and speaking in public."

Prisons and Radicalisation

Independent, How British prisons became a breeding ground for Islamist extremism "Ian Acheson, a former prison governor who led the review, told The Independent that a “lethal combination of arrogance and ineptitude at the top meant that the scale of the problem was not remotely understood”."

Useful summary with links to reports.

Facebook recruiters jailed

Agence France Presse, The Daily Star, Spain court gives Facebook Daesh recruiters prison sentences, 26 Sep 2018 "A Spanish court has sentenced four people to prison terms of up to seven years for recruiting and indoctrinating supporters, mainly young Muslim women, for Daesh (ISIS) via Facebook."

Facebook recruiters jailed

Agence France Presse/The Daily Star, Spain court gives Facebook Daesh recruiters prison sentences, 26 Sep 2018

"A Spanish court has sentenced four people to prison terms of up to seven years for recruiting and indoctrinating supporters, mainly young Muslim women, for Daesh (ISIS) via Facebook."

Countering Islamist Radicalisation in Germany

New and noted: ICCT, Countering Islamist Radicalisation in Germany – A Guide to Germany’s Growing Prevention Infrastructure refers to Behnam T., Said and Hazim Fouad. “Countering Islamist Radicalisation in Germany – A Guide to Germany’s Growing Prevention Infrastructure.” The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 9 (2018). [Haven't read this yet]

Lessons From ISIS: Using the Internet for Counter-Terrorism

The Quint, Lessons From ISIS: Using the Internet for Counter-Terrorism "Bloom and Daymon in their research paper titled ‘Assessing the Future Threat: ISIS’s Virtual Caliphate’ join a chorus of other researchers such as Charlie Winter and Haroro J Ingram from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) at The Hague in highlighting how ISIS has, by design and impeccable execution, changed the way the internet can be used for radicalisation.."

I discuss similar themes in 'Hashtag Islam'.

Also see
Mia Bloom and Chelsea Daymon, Assessing the Future Threat: ISIS's Virtual Caliphate
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