Tag: Maajid Nawaz

Promoting political pluralism: an antidote to extremism

     

ISIS’s propaganda machine is going dark as the group is cleared from its final strongholds in Iraq and Syria, notes Milo Comerford, Analyst and Research Innovation Officer at the Tony Blair… Read more »

‘God That Failed’ former extremists now champion liberal democracy

     

Just as ‘The God That Failed’ generation of former Communists became some of the most articulate and effective opponents of Soviet totalitarianism, some former radical Islamists are emerging as champions… Read more »

Tackle ideological roots of jihadism to counter terrorism

     

The increasing threat of terrorism has not just influenced American perceptions of the liberal international order. It has had an impact in European democracies as well, contributing to Brexit and… Read more »

Democracies must not fall for terrorism’s ‘strategy of provocation’

     

How can democracies combat terrorism without undermining liberal democratic norms and institutions? Following the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, British Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed restricting internet freedom… Read more »

Why ‘countering violent extremism’ falls short

     

Young people are most vulnerable to terrorist radicalization and greater efforts should be made to prevent youth from being misled by violent extremists, said OSCE Chair Sebastian Kurz yesterday as… Read more »

‘Radical Islamic terrorism’? Problematic assumptions

     

It is a misconception that the Islamic State is focused on fighting the United States or the broader West, says Richard Stengel, a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School. “I led… Read more »

‘Moderate Islam’ no antidote to jihadist ideology for countering violent extremism

     

The notion that “moderate Islam” is an antidote to jihadist ideology or a key to countering violent extremism is a misleading diversion, says a prominent analyst. “While at first sight… Read more »

How to reverse the extremist tide

     

Something great is afoot in Tunisia. Last weekend, the once-Islamist Ennahda party officially declared that it will separate its religious activities from its political ones, notes Maajid Nawaz, co-founder and chairman… Read more »