Religious extremism

TSAS WP16-14: Talking to Foreign Fighters: Socio-Economic Push versus Existential Pull Factors

Year: 2016
Description:

The research acquired primary data through interviews with foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, the families and friends of such fighters, and other online supporters of jihadism, to better understand – …

Three Theories of Religious Activism and Violence: Social Movements, Fundamentalists, and Apocalyptic Warriors

Year: 2014
Description:

Abstract: Numerous scholars have investigated religiously motivated violence, particularly in the wake of September 11, including discussions on the role of modernity in triggering religious violence, the increasing presence of – …

Defining and Distinguishing Secular and Religious Terrorism

Year: 2014
Description:

Abstract: Religious terrorism is typically characterised as acts of unrestrained, irrational and indiscriminant violence, thus offering few if any policy options for counterterrorism measures. This assumption about religious terrorism stems – …

All Jihad is Local: What ISIS’ Files Tell Us About Its Fighters

Geography: Iraq, Syria
Year: 2016

Jihadist Hotbeds. Understanding Local Radicalization Processes

Year: 2016
Description:

Recent analyses reveal that the vast majority of jihadists come from or have some connections with specific areas or districts within different states. One can describe them as local/regional “hotbeds” – …

Normative support for terrorism: The attitudes and beliefs of immediate relatives of Jema’ah Islamiyah members

Geography: Southeast Asia
Year: 2011
Description:

Abstract: Families might be an important source of norms that legitimize terrorism, an assumption that has yet to be tested empirically. To investigate this, surveys were administered to 20 immediate – …

Retweeting the Caliphate: The Role of Soft-Sympathizers in the Islamic State’s Social Media Strategy

Year: 2016

Paradigmatic Shifts in Jihadism in Cyberspace: The Emerging Role of Unaffiliated Sympathizers in the Islamic State’s Social Media

Year: 2016

Education and Security: A Global Literature Report on Countering Violent Religious Extremism (CVE)

Year: 2016

Case studies of selected al-Qa’ida members

Year: 2015

‘Questions about Dawlah. DM me, plz.’ The Sock Puppet Problem in Online Terrorism Research

Year: 2015

This is Not Your Mother’s Terrorism: Social Media, Online Radicalization and the Practice of Political Jamming

Author(s): Huey-- Laura
Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: It is commonly recognized that social media presents vast new opportunities for terrorist groups seeking to radicalize audiences. However, few scholars have studied the actual mechanisms by which radicalizing – …

Martyrologie 2.0 ou la genèse d’une fabrique numérique des martyrs jihadistes

Author(s): Ducol-- Benjamin
Year: 2015
Description:

Résumé: Centre International de Criminologie Comparée (CICC), Université de MontréalCette contribution entend explorer le rôle des martyrs et des dispositifs martyrologiques comme ressource symbolique du mouvement jihadiste transnational (MJT). S’inspirant – …

Comment le jihadisme est-il devenu numérique ? Évolutions, tendances et ripostes,

Author(s): Ducol-- Benjamin
Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: Twitter constitue un terrain de jeu de prédilection pour le groupe État islamique (EI) : espace de médiatisation, de revendication et de mobilisation. Depuis sa matrice de naissance afghane – …

Voices of the Caucasus Emirate: Mapping and analyzing North Caucasus insurgency websites.

Geography: Eastern Europe
Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: This article looks at Internet use by insurgent groups in the North Caucasus in the context of a regional diffusion of violence. Using a mixed methods research design that – …

TSAS WP16-11: Jihad in the Jazeera: Explaining The Islamic State’s Growing Insurgent Threat in Egypt

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Egypt
Year: 2016
Description:

Why did Wilayat Sinai – The Islamic State’s affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula – evolve to become an unprecedented challenge to the Egyptian state?

Who’s a Terrorist? What’s Terrorism? Comparative Media Representations of Right Wing and Islamic Extremist Violence in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2016

Israel’s Relations with Egypt and Turkey during the Arab Spring

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Geography: Egypt, Israel, Turkey
Year: 2013
Description:

What implications do the uprisings in the Middle East in 2010–2011 hold for Israel’s foreign relations with the two most strategically prominent states in the region, Egypt and Turkey? The – …

Le jihad et l’instrumentalisation de son interprétation

Author(s): Berube– Maxime
Publisher: Dire
Year: 2014

Murder on the Tokyo Subway: Nerve Centres, Religion and Violence

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Year: 2013

Defining and Understanding the Jihadi-Salafi Movement: A Review Article

Author(s): Karagiannis– M
Year: 2014

Networks as Strategic Repertoires: Functional differentiation among Al-Shabaab terror cells

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 1977

TSAS WP15-02: Terrorist Babble and the Limits of the Law: Assessing a Prospective Canadian Terrorism Glorification Offence

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
Description:

Since 2007, the Canadian government has repeatedly expressed interest in a terrorism “glorification” offence, responding to internet materials regarded by officials as terrorist propaganda and as promoting “radicalization”. In the – …

Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014
Description:

In Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond, Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson bring together contributors from a wide range of academic disciplines to examine the challenges created by – …

Growing Threat of European Fighters in Syria Highlights Need for EU Cooperation

Author(s): Gomis-- Benoît
Year: 2014
Description:

Almost all European Union member states have seen some of their young citizens, often Muslims between the ages of 18-29, leave their countries to join the jihad against the Assad – …

Transformation of jihadism in the Netherlands

Author(s): AIVD
Publisher: AIVD
Year: 2014

Foreign Fighters in Syria

Author(s): Richard Barrett
Publisher: Soufan Group
Year: 2014
Description:

Over 12,000 fighters from at least 81 countries have joined the civil war in Syria, and the numbers continue to grow. Around 2,500 are from Western countries, including most members – …

A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists

Author(s): Seth G. Jones
Year: 2014
Description:

This report examines the status and evolution of al Qa’ida and other Salafi-jihadist groups, a subject of intense debate in the West. Based on an analysis of thousands of primary – …

New Terrorism and New Media

Author(s): Gabriel Weimann
Year: 2014
Description:

This report examines how Al-Qaeda, its affiliates and other terrorist organizations have moved their online presence to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets, posing challenges to counter-terrorism – …

Voices of the ‘‘Caucasus Emirate’’: Mapping and Analyzing North Caucasus Insurgency Websites

Year: 2014
Description:

This article looks at Internet use by insurgent groups in the North Caucasus in the context of a regional diffusion of violence. (Source: Publication).

Radicalization of Youth as a Growing Concern for Counter-Terrorism Policy

Year: 2014
Description:

The portrayal of a terrorist as a foreigner from a disadvantaged marginalized country, striking at the Western values from abroad, is slowly fading with the latest increase in Canadian, American – …

Religious Zeal after Goal Frustration

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2011
Description:

This chapter explains how basic goal-regulation processes that we share with our vertebrate relatives, like pigeons, mice, and dogs can propel extreme religious reactions to such uncertain predicaments. (Source: Publication).

Radicalization – A Guide for the Perplexed

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2009
Description:

The RCMP, National Security Criminal Investigations Program provides an introduction to terrorist radicalization in Canada, the challenges and how it’s being addressed.

Tracking the War of Ideas: A Poll of Ottawa Muslims

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2011
Description:

A 2008 poll of 430 Ottawa Muslims found predominantly negative views of the U.S. war on terrorism, including the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. (Source: Publication).

How Taqiyya Alters Islam’s Rules of War: Defeating Jihadist Terrorism

Year: 2010
Description:

Islam must seem a paradoxical religion to non-Muslims. On the one hand, it is constantly being portrayed as the religion of peace; on the other, its adherents are responsible for – …

Why Global Jihad is Losing

Author(s): Ghosh– Bobby
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2012

A Global Culture to Fight Extremism

Author(s): Nawaz– Maajid
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2011

Community and Family Approaches to Combating the Radicalization and Recruitment of Somali-American Youth and Young Adults: A Psychosocial Perspective

Year: 2009
Description:

Between late 2007 and autumn 2008, an estimated 18 or more Somali-American adolescent boys and young men living in the Minneapolis area secretly left their homes and flew to Somalia – …

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Explaining Variation in Western Jihadists’ Choice between Domestic and Foreign Fighting

Year: 2013
Description:

This article studies variation in conflict theater choice by Western jihadists in an effort to understand their motivations. Some militants attack at home, whereas others join insurgencies abroad, but few – …

Al-Qaeda and Sacrifice: Martyrdom, War and Politics

Author(s): Finn– Melissa
Publisher: Pluto Press
Year: 2012

‘Bomb-Making for Beginners’: Inside al Al-Qaeda E-Learning Course

Author(s): Stenersen-- Anne
Year: 2013
Description:

This study explores how terrorists utilise the Internet to learn bomb-making skills. Unlike previous studies, it does not focus on assessing the quality of online bomb recipes. (Source: Publication).

Terror in the Peaceable Kingdom: Understanding and Addressing Violent Extremism in Canada

Publisher: FDD Press
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2012
Description:

This volume examines the problem set of terrorism in Canada. It traces the history of this phenomenon, examines specific issues and identifies the tools that Canada can employ to address – …