Blaming some young Brits' attraction to ISIS on online grooming is a fudge.
It is not just the museum-destroying Islamic State that yearns for a Year Zero.
Officialdom’s war on ‘modern slavery’ is built on pure fear and fantasy.
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]
What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.
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.
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.
The Brits who become jihadists have some very familiar-sounding prejudices.
Why do radical Islamic ideals appeal to young people who are often the beneficiaries of a relatively comfortable and secure lifestyle?
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.