Online Radicalisation, women and the violent Jihad
What is it about?
This paper looks at women's online radicalisation to violent Jihadi movements, using the case of Roshonara Choudhry. Choudhry stabbed her MP Stephen Timms in 2010, the only female case of Al Qaeda inspired violence in the UK. She had spent hours watching Jihadi material on the internet. The article suggests that gender factors in important ways in her radicalisation, and in the way we need to think about how people radicalise, online and off.
Why is it important?
This article matters because it challenges ideas in which academics tend to think about women's radicalisation, and online radicalisation. It asks that, if we think identity matters in radicalisation, we consider how gender factors in identity formation. In particular it suggests that gender be considered in roles within violent movements, in ideologies, and in propaganda and messaging.
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