Conversion to Islam and home-grown jihadism

Rushchenko, Julia (2017) Conversion to Islam and home-grown jihadism. Project Report. The Henry Jackson Society, London.

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Abstract

Converts to Islam represent a small percentage of the Muslim community in Western countries. Like the majority of Muslims around the world, most converts are peaceful and law-abiding. Yet when it comes to those individuals who engage in Islamist extremism in Europe, and perpetrate religiously motivated violence, available data suggests that converts are considerably over-represented. There is substantial evidence that overseas terrorist groups such as ISIS have increasingly been focusing on foreign audiences, especially recent converts, to attract more followers or recruits. This report explores the dynamic of conversions to Islam in Europe through a comparative perspective focusing on the links between conversions and violent extremism.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Social sciences > Sociology of deviance
Depositing User: Julia Rushchenko
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 11:56
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 13:07
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4076

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