Sammy | The Accidental Extremist

Sammy, a 23 year old German national, converted to Islam and decided to travel to Syria in 2014 with his friend, believing it was the best way to practise his faith and help other Muslims.

Dear Terrorist, I Forgive You

Figen Murray is the mother of Martyn Hett, 29, a PR worker who was killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attacks in May 2017.

The Symbols and Ideas of the Radical Right: Why Their Opponents Should be More Informed

Social media, message boards and other online fora have become key means through which the radical- and extreme-right share ideas, ideological messages and, so, mobilise themselves and their supporters. However, because their political aims are offensive, discriminatory and often illegal, they communicate using words, phrases and images that many people wouldn’t initially understand. We can […]

Figen Murray: Refusing to be a Victim of Terrorism

On 22 May 2017 a shrapnel laden homemade bomb was detonated at the Manchester Arena concert, killing 22 people and injuring more than 500 – with those killed including children as young as 8.  The bomber also died. Everyone will take their own messages from the short film of Figen Murray, the mother of Martyn Hett, 29, one […]

Our Gendered Lens

From labels such as ‘jihadi brides’ to ‘Babes of the BNP’ Carys Evans asks why is it so difficult for us to accept the agency of women who seemingly reject our mainstream in favour of extreme ideals or violent behaviour? In 2009 Vice magazine published a piece on ‘The Babes of the BNP’. In the […]

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