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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The speaker of this lecture was Pete Simi who is the director of Radicalization and Violent Groups. Simi began his lecture by introducing the federal intervention, where individuals who were compelled to stop desegregation and race mixing in the United States. Then, he recalls a moment where he watched a Klutz Klux Klan documentary as a kid with his mother. Moreover, he was disgusted that people could have such anger and hatred in their heart. Simi informs the audience about an experience he had…

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    In the book The Psychology of Radicalization and Terrorism, the writers claim that economic deprivation is often referred to when discussing radicalisation. In a new approach, Koomen and van der Pligt (2016) agrees that economic deprivation acts as a threat to terrorists and their groups. Economic deprivation means being confined to limited social and economic opportunities such as poor healthcare; an insecure future; poor educational opportunities; etc. Koomen and van der Plight (2016) adds…

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    The radicalization of Islam is not as broad as mainstream media would like its viewers to believe. Society surrounds a religion and culture that they do not understand with assumptions based off a small nugget of knowledge they think is accurate from organizations who have proven to be biased like Fox News and MSNBC. Middle Eastern countries where Islam is practiced by the majority of the population show up on a worldwide scale almost daily. Americans are more afraid than they are accepting of…

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