By A H Baker
Dec 16, 2012

Historical and Ideological origins of violent extremism in Islam

There is a need to further develop academic discourse around what actually constitutes extremism in Islam in view of the government’s continuing conflation of non-extremist entities with either violent or non-violent extremism. The government appears to have relied upon evidence and advice which apparently lacks sufficient academic rigour upon which to develop a tailored but comprehensive policy that effectively addresses the phenomenon of religious extremism. That is not all. They have failed to identify alternative entities to address the vacuum that has been created by withdrawing funding from groups established to have been successful in countering violent radicalisation in the UK

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