Calls for Islamic reform overlook the political motivations of extremism, and attack fundamental religious practices.
Calls for a reformed, modern Islam will not combat the political and social motivations that underly radical and extremist ideologies.
France is looking for answers.
A lot of people are marginalised or angry, but only a few go on to actually commit violent acts. Why?
Supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters protesting outside the Johannesburg stock exchange.
Since the 1940s, it's been common for political moderates to move to the fore in South Africa – then, intermittently, to the background. They are replaced by radicals or exclusivist nationalists.
Malcolm Turnbull has signalled a willingness to work with Australia’s Muslim community to prevent radicalisation.
Australia should be looking at international best practice for early intervention programs targeting young people at risk of joining violent gangs and right-wing extremist groups.
Addressing violent extremism requires more than police simply knowing about the signs of radicalisation.
We cannot ignore or underestimate the important role police can play in community-based efforts to tackle radicalisation and violent extremism.
The government is set to extend control orders to children as young as 14.
A control order is only useful where the police have sufficient intelligence about a person’s activity to apply for an order.
Malcolm Turnbull (right) has made considerable ground in mending some of the fractured relationships with Australia’s Muslim community groups.
What has changed within society that fosters radicalisation among young people? Where are we failing children, and how can we adjust direction to care for them rather than incarcerate them?
The SBS series Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl traced, in part, early community responses to Lebanese-Muslim settlement in Australia.
The trick for the jihadist recruiter is to find someone whose alienation will run the gamut to murder, usually by providing an affirmative role model that speaks to their unease.
Malcolm Turnbull is convening a summit this week to discuss Australia’s approach to countering violent extremism.
Counter-radicalisation is only one part of nearly 20 very distinct areas of policy to combat terrorism. It is probably not the most effective by a long shot.
Is the government really helping people choose the right direction?
Hundreds of people have been referred to a programme that is supposed to protect them from being drawn into terrorism. But its methods are deeply questionable.
Narratives of grievance are foundational to Islamic radicalisation. It may have helped motivate 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar’s actions.
Each individual case of radicalisation has its own characteristics. But the research has highlighted some patterns that may help to explain the dark world that is drawing in some Australian youth.
15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar killed a NSW police force employee on Friday.
There is still much we do not know about lone-wolf terrorism. But what we do know may provide investigators with a sort of detection system to prevent attacks from taking place.
Young British Muslims are embroiled in a conundrum of non-belonging.
Combatting youth extremism is a priority for the UK government. But at what cost?
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The Channel programme is meant to protect children, but it could be breaching their rights.
Keeping an eye on who’s gone missing.
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There is no consistent system for recording and reporting children who are removed from school registers.
Cameron wants to counter radical narratives.
The British PM admitted that some Muslims don't feel they have a place in the UK.
One needs to understand the differences in their Islamic movements to make sense of events over recent decades in Egypt and Iran.
People sometimes overlook their profound differences if social forces unite them in a common, often ill-defined desire. Hostility to Muslims is creating an imagined solidarity that Islamists can exploit.
The London bus blown up by one of the 7/7 attackers.
It may feel like the battle is being lost but some vital information has been gathered in the decade since the London bombings.
Londoners gather to remember.
The US and UK were attacked by suicide bombers within a few years of each other, but their responses were very different.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as self-declared caliph, seeks to exploit the historical resonance of the caliphate for a brutal present-day cause.
The Caliphate has inspired disputes among Muslims for centuries, but attempts at revival in modern times are unlikely to succeed. Most of the world's Muslims would not accept its authority over them.