Radicalization and Conversion
- In most religious conversions, individuals often find the most extreme version of the new faith and do their best to adhere to every element thereof
- For religious terrorism, new converts are easily radicalized and convinced to act in the interests of the organization in order to prove their commitment to the new faith
Part 1: Radicalization
As discussed in class, individuals radicalize in a wide variety of ways. The decision to become involved in terrorism is a very personal one. What types of causes or ideologies are most involved in this type of radicalization? Choose one type or avenue of radicalization. Explain what it is, how it works and provide examples.
- Internet Radicalization