• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: risk and fear

The year the West terrorised itself

The West needs to beat Islamism on the battlefield of ideas.

After Paris: We must refuse to be terrorised

Fear is what they want; let’s not give them it.

Ten years after 7/7, they still don’t get it

The problem isn’t powerful jihadism – it’s the crisis of Western values.

Exploding the myth of radicalisation

Blaming some young Brits' attraction to ISIS on online grooming is a fudge.

ISIS’s very modern war on the past

It is not just the museum-destroying Islamic State that yearns for a Year Zero.

The myth of a slavery epidemic

Officialdom’s war on ‘modern slavery’ is built on pure fear and fantasy.

‘Wij creëren onze eigen monsters’

Interview with Frank Furedi. Western countries make it easy for the terrorists of Islamic State by being terrified. We overreact to life's difficulties. Where once they were seen as character-building, they are now seen as a signal to bring in the therapists. [pdf]

This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too

What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.

Why James Foley’s murder was a message to Britain

Western governments have been forced to confront an unexpected and deeply disturbing reality -- that it is sometimes the people already living in these societies who constitute the greatest security threat.

Jihadister indtager de sociale medier

Den militante gruppe IS er ikke bare jihadister og terrorister. Via de sociale medier har gruppen skabt sig et frygtindgydende brand, som også fascinerer unge danskere – nogle med tilknytning til salafistiske grupperinger herhjemme, andre der ikke er særligt religiøse. Og det er ikke så underligt, siger forskere, for Vesten har selv fremelsket det dystopiske syn på samtiden som korrupt og dekadent, som ekstremismen er en reaktion på.

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