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The Muslim paranoia narrative in counter-radicalisation policy

Aistrope, Tim (2016) The Muslim paranoia narrative in counter-radicalisation policy. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 9 (2). pp. 182-204. ISSN 1753-9153. (doi:10.1080/17539153.2016.1175272) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: With the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the issue of radicalisation has loomed large in Western policy debates. Recent summits on countering violent extremism have sought to highlight the importance of undermining extremist narratives, mobilising moderate Muslims who oppose ISIS and working to address drivers of radicalisation. This article explores the ideological underpinnings of this approach. It focuses on what I call the â??Muslim paranoia narrativeâ??, a recurring feature of Western radicalisation discourse that helpfully captures its ideological commitments and their contemporary significance. Analysing its manifestation in American political culture, I argue that the Muslim paranoia narrative indicates a powerful process of ideological reproduction that works against approaches to counter-radicalisation centred on engagement and collaboration with Muslim communities. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17539153.2016.1175272
Uncontrolled keywords: countering violent extremism, paranoia, radicalisation, Terrorism
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Tim Aistrope
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 11:18 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72276 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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