Kritische berichten over de coronamaatregelen in groepschats of via andere media zijn geen zeldenheid. Met het gevolg van polarisatie in onze samenleving. In deze bijdrage laat Fiore Geelhoed zien hoe er ondanks polarisatie tussen groepen ook interessante parallellen zichtbaar worden. Parallellen die de huidige discussie minder ‘uniek’ maken dan de betrokkenen lijken te geloven.
With the far-right terror attack in Hanau in 2020, Germany witnessed yet another act of right-wing extremist violence, resulting in the death of 9 people with foreign roots. In this blog post, Anna Merz raises the question why, and how authorities still fail to recognise the far-reaching problem of structural racism, racist attacks, and the existence of neo-Nazi networks in Germany.
The recent Toronto attack has raised concerns on the emerging threat of Incels’ violence. But what does Incel stand for? Is it just about miso-gynistic nerds that hate on women or is there more? In this blog, Léa Massé examines the link between the Incel movement and the radicalisation of identity politics over recent years.
How does IS’ glossy Dabiq help to recruit western Muslims for the violent jihad? What arguments do extremists propagate and what appeal could these arguments have to those who are recruited? These are questions that this blog deals with on the basis of an article that has recently been published in the ‘Tijdschrift over Cultuur en Criminaliteit’.
What may drive an individual to radicalise? In this blog post, Léa Massé explores the existential aspect of Islamic radicalisation.