In the wake of the syrian conflict and the terrorist attacks in france, the uk and elsewhere, there has been a growing concern about the 'radicalization' of young muslims deprived areas of western cities are believed to have become breeding grounds of home-grown extremism but how do young muslims growing up in the. The long list of incidents that have revealed the intensifying tension between the muslim and western worlds over the past few years is countless the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the wars on iraq and afghanistan, and the interminable conflict between israelis and palestinians are merely the highest profile examples of a global. To comprehend why islamic and western civilization conflict so sharply requires studying the basic differences between their underlying philosophies not only are the radical fundamentalist elements of islam actively working to destroy the west, but our own civilization paradoxically finds many of its. West (2005) in his book radical islam rising: muslim extremism in the west, quintan wiktorowicz (2005) reported his study of the muslim activist group al- muhajiroun and its radicalization of western muslims—and to recognize that terrorists reaction in conflict between vnsas and states, and to the.
The history of the relationship between the modern western world and the muslim world shows that, contrary to popular perceptions in the west, from the first, contrary to the rising political influence of radical islamists in recent years, radical islamic circles of the earlier periods did not sway much power. The truth about whether islamic values are compatible with western values time and again islam's teachings uphold religious and personal freedoms if dictators in the middle east or radical muslim preachers oppose the prophet mohammed in their words and actions, then they're solely to blame. While many muslims adapted to the fast-paced changes common to western industrialisation and modernisation, others rejected them critical among them are: radical preaching methodology socio-economic conditions, for example, poverty ethnicity civil and political conflicts structural and leadership. How does one account for such divergent responses in western muslim communities to the same foreign conflict this article looks at how as a result, radicalized individuals are extremely unlikely to make it to the united states through the refugee resettlement program taking steps to understand the.
Radical islamic movements in indonesia are not a new phenomenon but have been present since the colonial era the underlying reasons for a muslim to radicalize can be (a mixture of) political exclusion, feelings that great injustice has been done towards the muslim community or feelings of western. Aside from radicalized western islamists who are first-time militants and engage in domestic terrorism, there is another threat: foreign fighters loosely defined, foreign fighters are 'non-citizens of a state experiencing civil conflict who arrive from an external state to join an insurgency' (malet, 2015, p 459. How true is it that al-qaeda's terror attacks around the world are directly linked to the israeli-arab conflict some middle east and terror experts have long maintained that the west's support for israel was one of the main motivations behind the. Despite the enormity of india's muslim community, one finds little mention of them in western media reports on modern islam country's fraught relationship with its neighbor to the west, the majority-muslim pakistan, and its long simmering conflict with muslim separatists in the northern region of kashmir.
Radical muslim and christian groups stoke the embers of papua's conflict the separatist conflict in indonesia's papua region—formerly known as irian jaya and once one of the world's great liberal causes—has become relatively quiet in recent years indonesia: from far west to far eastaug 18th 2005. A bleak picture of a generation of young british muslims radicalised by anti- western views and misplaced multicultural policies is shown in a survey there is clearly a conflict within british islam between a moderate majority that accepts the norms of british democracy and a growing minority that does not. Non-radical muslims and, more specifically, the mechanics of ideological conversion has not been well processes involved in radicalization amongst the muslim population in the west as this is the current flaws of western culture, such as hedonism and capitalism, and that conflict between these values and the.
Outbreaks of western fear and paranoia about all muslims will never be cured by lectures about tolerance, nor by familiarity with well-meaning muslim neighbors the best medicine is to convince westerners that muslims who reject the tenets of radical islam and oppose its methods are a distinct category,. Yet, the media narrative of a crisis with radical islam and radicalised muslims reaches new heights after each major attack in a western country is often in these moments that the extremist temptation is strongest, especially if the international context is full of conflicts and wars as is currently the case.
The non-islamic etiologies of this phenomenon include political causes (the israeli-arab conflict) cultural causes (rebellion against western cultural colonialism) and social causes the perception of resolve on the part of the west is a critical factor in shaping the mood of the muslim population toward radical ideas. War against islam is a conspiracy theory narrative in islamist discourse to describe an alleged conspiracy to harm, weaken or annihilate the societal system of islam, using military, economic, social and cultural means the perpetrators of the conspiracy are alleged to be non-muslims, particularly the western world and false. De-radicalizing muslim youth in western societies by: ltc rehan mushtaq, pakistan army weak and in some cases almost non-existent family bonds have left young muslims in britain caught between the beliefs and networks of their parents and those of the host society this confusion, along with feelings of. Indeed, republicans and republican leaners also are more likely than democrats and those who lean democratic to say they are very concerned about extremism in the name of islam, both around the world (67% vs 40%) and in the us (64% vs 30%) in addition, a december 2016 survey found that.
Unsurprisingly, the west's most recent intervention in iraq's sectarian conflict is also presented as a continuation of this struggle against religious political and financial support for fundamentalists across the muslim world, how seriously should we take its post-9/11 confrontation with radical islam. There are several reasons why subgroups within the diaspora might turn radical –the radicalisation of an entire diaspora community is a rare exception–, and their radicalism can assume different forms it can derive from an ongoing armed conflict in the home country that has been dragged over into the new country. Radicalization discourse now evokes the construct radicalization as symbolic marker of conflict between the west and the east i also advanced the established notion that news media employ strategic discursive strategies that contribute to conceptual distinctions that are used to construct muslims as an ' alien other' to the. The region is generally vulnerable to conflicts because many states in sub- saharan africa are often weak it also has to do with the fact that religious conflicts spill over from north africa and the middle east either directly from libya or algeria or indirectly through the spread of more radical versions of islam.