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    Ideology

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    Its source, meaning and application varies from individual to individual and its not define by a single ideology. One of the reasons radicalization represent such an issue today is because of the easy access to information, the developments in mass media and modern electronic technology have served as an easy medium for radicalization to occur. For example, the Internet provides a powerful and accessible tool for radical ideologies to be shared and reinforced amongst large audiences, making access the key ingredient that forms the environment for that idea to sink and fester. Clearly the presence of such conditions do not entail that every individual with access to the Internet will become radicalized, but the its presence allows for swift movements of people and ideas with no mean to disseminate which ideologies have validity. We live in the world of everyman many ideas and there is no real authority of regulation for such…

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    Although researchers have made several forays into the radicalization process that focuses on religious ideology as a central factor, a more complex approach has emerged—one that examines the interaction between theology and psychology. Not entirely convinced by the idea that religious ideology alone can motivate individuals into carrying out violence, this novel perspective looks beyond, focusing on group dynamics (Sageman) and cognitive openings (Wiktorowicz) as explanations. Considering that…

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    What Is Radicalization?

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    DEFINITION Radicalization can be defined in several ways, however, most definitions correspond in defining radicalization as a process of developing and supporting extremist views (Allen, 2007; Home Office, 2009; Smith, 2009; Dalgaard-Nielsen, 2010). Radicalization is a process, and extremism is the end point. PROCESS This paper will discuss the process of which factors are present in the process of radicalization. Individuals do not suddenly become radicalized, but rather it is a’ step-by-step…

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    Essay On Radicalization

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    The Radicalization of Youth and Affiliation with Isis Radicalization is the process by which individuals are introduced to an overtly ideological message and belief system that encourages a shift in mainstream beliefs to extreme views (PNSCI 2011). Radicalization has been around for ages take for instance in the Bible we read instances were prophets are killed for believing in Jesus. Radical groups such as Isis and Al Qaeda have made it their purgative to appeal to westerners and instill in…

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    Radicalization is “the psychological process of adopting extremist positions (White).” It’s broken down into six-steps: “alienation, one alienated person meets another, group gravitates toward religion, interpret the religion in militant terms, militant group meets a terrorist contract, and they join forces (White).” According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Counterterrorism Division it is a smooth process where not all individuals become radicalized extremists. The average person seeking…

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    Another critically important foundation of an effective de-radicalization platform is the involvement of family and community in the process. Deprogramming a terrorist requires a lengthy procedure and a concerted effort from people who can provide an external support system. Family involvement can create shortcuts in the long rehabilitation process of a terrorist. For instance, Saudi Arabian government believes that the continuous increase in the involvement of family can result in significant…

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    Today, the radicalization of Islam has further instilled this distrust and dislike of all Muslims. Ironically, extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS are huge proponents of Islamophobia. These groups use the tactic of preying upon the frustrated and vulnerable minds of young Muslims who have experienced systematic and institutionalized oppression in both the United States and Europe for centuries. When your people are oppressed for hundreds of years, anger and resentment is obviously going…

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    Overview Islamic radicalization is the primary cause of global terrorism and has been a prominent threat to international security over the past few decades. Islamic jihadists’ aim to wage ‘holy war’ against the West by taking extreme measures to protect their version of Islam, to fight against the Western invasions of the Middle East, North Africa and other parts of the Islamic world. This transnational phenomenon also stems from Muslim immigrants who have migrated to the West and have…

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    recruit and radicalize Westerners young are done the use of the internet, their websites and their discussion blogs self-radicalize and become one of the many homegrown terrorists attack the West, especially in the United States. Research done by Wright (2011), focuses on age and the four stages to the radicalization process. Before September 11th, the four stages took years. Over the past decade, the pace of radicalization has enhanced , what once took years to accomplish now happens in few…

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    Radicalization is the process which allows anyone, whether it is an individual, a group, or a mass of people to transform from being passive to engage in extreme violent behavior to support a cause. This paper analyzes the impact of psychological and sociological radical factors on people, and what make them radicalized to terrorism. It analyzes a broad summary of psychological and sociological factors, as they relate to the radicalization process. The approach of this paper is from a social…

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