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

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.

‘Jihad cool’: An Islamist version of Occupy

The Brits who become jihadists have some very familiar-sounding prejudices.

The question we really need to answer about young jihadists

Why do radical Islamic ideals appeal to young people who are often the beneficiaries of a relatively comfortable and secure lifestyle?

Should you ask someone’s permission to kiss them?

Over recent months, there's been a string of headlines about "inappropriate" sexual behaviour and when it tips over into being unlawful. Where are the lines of consent, asks Jo Fidgen.

The war on paedos: grooming the public’s fears

The main casualty of Cameron's war on terror rip-off will be common sense.

The real roots of homegrown terrorism

Blaming shadowy Islamist groomers for ‘radicalising’ young Muslims ignores problems closer to home.

Moord als terreurperformance

In Woolwich kregen twee door zichzelf geobsedeerde moordenaars de erkenning die ze zochten, maar niet verdienden. Dat schrijft Frank Furedi. Hij is een gerenommeerd socioloog, en de auteur van 'Invitation to Terror: The Expanding Empire of the Unknown'. Deze bijdrage verscheen al in de Britse krant The Independent.

Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention

This was a horrific act of violence but it's important we don't over-react.

Savile inquiry shows that sometimes, there can be smoke without fire

If there is any truth to the adage that there's no smoke without fire, a lot of people targeted by the police inquiry into historic crimes associated with Jimmy Savile are going to find their reputation has been torn to shreds.

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