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Perspectives on politics versus faith and the myth of radicalization in terrorism coverage

Peace for Paris image by artist Jean Jullien

In his Loose canon column for the Guardian, Dr. Giles Fraser opines that the narrative of radicalization is a myth which helps us avoid our responsibility in creating the conditions which have led to terrorism committed by young, formerly secular, men.

From the op-ed:

We buy into the radicalisation hypothesis because we want evil to be mysterious and other; something that has nothing to do with us. We want to tell ourselves that we are secular and […]

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