Reports 15/09/2022

Violent Extremism Drives and Attraction Factors

This research presents a comprehensive view of the motives of violent extremism, not from the point of view of specialists in political studies and phenomena, but rather from the point of view of young men and women, specifically from the city of Fallujah, to see and know the beginning and end of this phenomenon within the city.

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Publication date

15/09/2022

Authors

Dr. Rifka Raad Khalil

The study of violent extremism is a very difficult process amidst all the changing social and political challenges. Nevertheless, a study like this allows us to understand the social contexts that lead to violence and bloodshed. Extremism can be an ideology, but it can easily be turned into violence. The search for the motives and causes of violent extremism requires in-depth studies of societies suffering from long-term conflicts. In order to develop remedies and prevention methods, we need to understand this phenomenon, which is linked to all aspects of life, economically, psychologically, politically, socially, intellectually, and educationally.

This research presents a comprehensive view of the motives of violent extremism, not from the point of view of specialists in political studies and phenomena, but rather from the point of view of young men and women, specifically from the city of Fallujah, to see and know the beginning and end of this phenomenon within the city. The research involved more than 30 young men and women, and it was sponsored by Sport Against Violence, and funded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The research is divided into several axes, each of which deals with a characteristic of violent extremism, starting with the conceptual foundation and historical context of the term. It also includes an axon on the seven areas identified by the United Nations to combat extremism, and ends with findings and recommendations.