*** An excellent report. A specific kudos to researcher, Michael King who is a Canadian. *** MS
FROM: http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/theedgeofviolence <<-- report can be downloaded at the link.
The path into terrorism in the name of Islam is often described as a process of radicalisation. But to be radical is not necessarily to be violent. Violent radicals are clearly enemies of liberal democracies, but non-violent radicals might sometimes be powerful allies.
This report is a summary of two years of research examining the difference between violent and non-violent radicals in Europe and Canada. It represents a step towards a more nuanced understanding of behaviour across radicalised individuals, the appeal of the al-Qaeda narrative, and the role of governments and communities in responding.