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

‘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.

Boston: what turns nice guys into nihilists?

It isn't the lure of foreign jihad but rather the confusions and self-loathing of Western society itself that can turn youngsters violent.

The Boston bombings: refusing to be terrorised

The spirit and solidarity shown by Bostonians confirms that while terrorism can kill people, it cannot kill community.

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