Use of the word ‘radicalisation’ is ballooning – and it’s hiding the real causes of violence


“Radicalisation” recently started appearing as an explanation for US high school shootings in my newsfeeds.

  • Rob Faure Walker
  • The Conversation

In an article titled “Call the Florida shooting what it is: terrorism”, Teen Vogue explores the murderer’s connections to white supremacy and claims that “the source of their radicalisation” is the “main question currently plaguing our society”.

Opla 1aThis was the first time that I had noticed that the US media were using “radicalisation” as an explanation for this horrendous phenomenon.

Researching the emergence of a violent discourse of radicalisation and…

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