New Study: Most UK Jihadists Tied to Non-Violent Islamism

Ties to non-violent Islamism are strongly associated with an eventual embrace of jihadism, according to a new study that explores the trajectories of British jihadists.

In “For Caliph and Country: Exploring How British jihadis Join a Global Movement,” researcher Rachel Bryson seeks to find out how a radical global ideology has captivated so many people living in the United Kingdom.

More than three-quarters of 113 randomly selected British jihadists studied were linked with non-violent Islamist organizations and networks prior to their radicalization toward jihad. For this study, jihadists include people who have engaged in terrorist operations, active supporters, and facilitators of jihadi activity.

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  • John Boy

    Islam is based on the Koran which is one of the most violent texts in existence therefore Islam in inherently violent.

    • The Buddhist Butterfly

      They should try Buddhism and learn what it means to make peace with the universe.

  • moraywatson

    I’m shocked! Just shocked, I tell you! To find out just now, after 1,400 years of history with the islamic experience, that ‘non-violent’ islamism is strongly associated with jihadism ! I mean, I’m just floored! To think that the non-violent part was associated with the violent part, as if it was all part of the same ideology that has pure totalitarianism as its objective. Who would have thought that possible? I mean other than all those islamophobes who have been telling us exactly that.

    Not all muslims are terrorists. But all muslims are either required to proselytize, pay zakat, or strike fear into the hearts of the unbelievers.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      Conversion won’t happen, and I’m not afraid of the sob’s.

  • J. C.

    Really??? Whooda thunkit???

    Oh, right… ME!!!

  • Watchman

    Rachel Bryson’s expected next study, “Between Ice and Steam: Exploring How British Water is Wet”

  • pdxnag

    Scratch “non-violent” and replace with pre-violent.

  • deplorabledave

    If any of these euro-trash countries were serious about dealing with the disaster they’ve created, scenes like that picture would not be allowed.

    • Alain

      A few passes with a good snow plow would help clean that up pronto.

      • deplorabledave

        At least a fire hose.

        • Alain

          Yes, and more economical I think. Of course they could also just run a bunch of pigs down the street, like the running of the bulls in Spain and part of France.