Frank Furedi

Sociologist, commentator and author of Culture of Fear, Where Have All The Intellectuals Gone?, Paranoid Parenting, Therapy Culture, and On Tolerance: In Defence of Moral Independence.

risk and fear

‘Jihad cool’: An Islamist version of Occupy
spiked, 1 July 2014
The Brits who become jihadists have some very familiar-sounding prejudices.

The question we really need to answer about young jihadists
The National Conversation, 26 June 2014
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?
BBC News Magazine, 16 June 2014
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
spiked, 28 April 2014
The main casualty of Cameron's war on terror rip-off will be common sense.

The real roots of homegrown terrorism
spiked, 28 May 2013
Blaming shadowy Islamist groomers for ‘radicalising’ young Muslims ignores problems closer to home.

Moord als terreurperformance, 25 May 2013
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
Independent, 23 May 2013
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
The Australian, 27 April 2013
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?
spiked, 23 April 2013
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
spiked, 17 April 2013
The spirit and solidarity shown by Bostonians confirms that while terrorism can kill people, it cannot kill community.

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