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: 182-204. doi:10.1080/17539153.2016.1175272

Author Aistrope, Tim
Title The Muslim paranoia narrative in counter-radicalisation policy
Journal name Critical Studies on Terrorism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1753-9153
Publication date 2016-05-19
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17539153.2016.1175272
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 182
End page 204
Total pages 23
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted 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 “Muslim paranoia narrative”, 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.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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