Radicalization Vs Radicalization

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In the article, the author states that there is a difference between being a radical and having radicalization. A radical described in the reading is defined as a person that is harboring a deep felt desire for fundamental sociopolitical changes, where as a person with radicalization has a growing readiness to pursue and support far reaching changes in society that possess a direct threat to the already existing order. Many people may think that a radical is the one that goes out and commits violent radicalization, but a radical is actually harboring/holding that desire. Whereas radicalization is the process in which radical ideas are followed with the development of a readiness/willingness to directly support or engage in violent activities…show more content…
Classical sociological factors like socioeconomic, lack of education, peer pressure, environment solidarity, may explain why individuals from Europe’s lower social status, however it does not explain why radicalization appeals to will-integrated middle-class Muslims in Europe, because they are individuals with no lack of education, job opportunities or resources to engage in politics. The key contention of this group is that violent radicalization rises from challenges Muslims are faced, when they attempt to create an identity for themselves, but are influenced by the West. These young Muslims no longer feel a part of the community because they do not identify with their community. The militant Islamism allows the individual to see their own situation of not identifying with their community, as a result of their own failing, but as a result of the Western culture dominance over Muslims (Nielsen 2010). It is this search for identity, dignity, meaning, and community, combined with the perceived discrimination that prompt a radical view of the West. This most seen in Islamic terrorist living in the U.S. Most are in a new land, without any status, and feel a lack of identity, therefore a radical group can provide a substitute…show more content…
While I am not placing the blame on us, I am stating a different option on how we deal with terrorism. If we are able to stop people into being recruited, we can stop terrorism. Like Ray Bradbury stated “you don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture, just get people to stop reading them”. Like terrorism, in order to stop it, we must not become what the terrorist say we are. Like it was stated in the article most that join terrorist groups due so because they are searching for their identities, respect from others, and a feeling of community, but when they are faced with perceived discrimination, they turn to terrorist groups as a
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