Posts Tagged: Far right

What do we do about extremism and hate in our security forces?

What do we do about extremism and hate in our security forces?

Recently, there has been an increase in reported cases of members of the armed forces or police being found to have engaged in racism or extremism. Historically, the security forces — in this piece, referring collectively to the military and police — have had a complicated relationship with minority communities. Whilst this is a general …

Political correctness has not gone mad

Political correctness has not gone mad

Why freedom of expression has never been an unlimited right to be offensive. The phrase “political correctness gone mad” has become synonymous with “I’m no longer allowed to say what I want”, and is commonly used with some sort of reference to freedom of expression being violated. Applied to a variety of personal characteristics — …

Is there a ‘hate crime crisis’ in English football?

Is there a ‘hate crime crisis’ in English football?

A recent ‘wave’ of racist abuse against players highlights a persisting culture of discrimination. In 2011, then-head of FIFA Sepp Blatter controversially claimed that “there is no racism” in football, arguing that football has “moved on” from the relentless and often violent racism of the 1970s and 1980s. However, racist chants and taunts from the …

Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Radical change in countering far-right extremism will only be achieved when right-wing politicians take responsibility for their actions.  Prior to the turn of the century, the fight against terrorism in the UK was concerned with domestic affairs, specifically related to the actions of the Irish Republican Army.   The introduction of the Terrorism Act 2000 marked …

Gender Differences in Radicalisation

In 2014 when ISIS declared its caliphate thousands of women around the world migrated to join debunking the myth that woman did not participate in violent extremism. In fact figures show that with the proclamation of the Caliphate, the number of female departees from EU member states increased significantly for example in Germany the percentage …

Women in the far right: A network of toxic femininity

The world is accustomed to overlooking the power of women, however women are a powerful force in any movement for instance, the Women’s March in January 2017 was an incredible display of what women can do together, fighting for equality and positive change. However there are other movements which women are strengthening behind the scenes …