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In his recent article, the sociologist Farhad Khosrokhavar writes that a significant factor in jihadist radicalisation in Europe is the “jihadogenous urban structure”, a type of city district which produces jihadists at a much higher rate than other districts by shaping “the identity of those who are socially excluded and culturally stigmatised”.
More than 2,000 foreign women and children are being held in detention camps in Syria after moving with their husbands to join ISIS. After their husbands are captured or killed, many of their families also find themselves captured and stuck in limbo as their home countries ignore pleas to repatriate them.
The counter-extremism organisation, the Quilliam Foundation, has published a translation, analysis, and theological rebuttal of the “jihadist manual” used by ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari discusses the lack of policy coherence among EU member states on how to deal with those returning from fighting for the so-called Islamic State.