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Returning to Extremism

An Overview on Terrorist Reoffending and Current Challenges By Susanna Z. Papp and Robert Örell.  Due to recent tragic terrorist attacks in Europe, the question of terrorist recidivism has come to the centre of attention in public and policy discourses. Although the data show low recidivism rates in European countries, the impact of successful re-offenses […] Mehr lesen

Sex, Drugs, & NS Rock ’n‘ Roll

Right-wing Extremist Brotherhoods and their Mafia-like Structures. By Elias Vander. They wear leather outfits with the insignia of their gang, imitate well-known and international motorcycle clubs with their attire and make money in similar ways as as their apparently (in)famous idols. Since the beginning of the nineties, so called „brotherhoods“ have been an integral part […] Mehr lesen

Fighters for Peace

Ex-combatants: Lessons learned – “Formers” engage in preventing violence and extremism By Christina Foerch Saab. Working with “formers” (former extremists and ex-combatants) in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) can be very impactful on target groups such as marginalized and excluded youth who are at the brink of radicalization or who have already taken the […] Mehr lesen

Reporting about Violent Extremism and P/CVE

Reporting about Violent Extremism and P/CVE Challenges for Journalists – Recommendations from Practitioners By Alexander Ritzmann and Fabian Wichmann. This paper will describe the challenges for Journalists and will give some recommendations from practitioners. Reporting about extremism and terrorism poses major challenges for journalists on different levels. This paper will address some of the most […] Mehr lesen

Digital Exit Work

RAN small-scale meeting on “Digital Exit Work” – CONCLUSION PAPER By Radicalization Awareness Network (RAN). Key outcomes The effectiveness of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions is based on an in-depth understanding of the relevant target audiences, and in particular of the needs of individuals. Most existing exit programmes are founded around concepts of […] Mehr lesen

Incels: A Guide to Symbols and Terminology

By Moonshotteam. Online incel communities represent a risk to both health and public safety. The men involved in the incel ecosystem are angry, isolated, depressed, and often suicidal. The Toronto van attack in 2018 and the more recent attack in February 2020 have put their capacity for real-world harm beyond doubt. It is also clear […] Mehr lesen

Publikation / Standards: Ausgestiegene in der politischen Aufklärungsarbeit

Von Ulrike Krause, Bernd Wagner, Fabian Wichmann. EXIT-Deutschland arbeitet nach einem Gesamtkonzept, das Ausgestiegene in die Arbeit als Gleichwertige einbezieht. Neben der Mitwirkung in der Fallarbeit und bei Familienhilfen, Hintergrundrecherchen und territorialen Lageanalysen engagieren sich die Mitglieder des AKTIONSKREISES ehemaliger Extremisten in der politischen Aufklärung. Hier übernehmen Ausgestiegene verschiedene Aufgaben – entweder hinter den Kulissen […] Mehr lesen

Bekämpfung von gewalttätigem Extremismus: Einsichten von ehemaligen Rechtsextremisten

Von Ryan Scrivens, Vivek Venkatesh, Maxime Bérubé and Tiana Gaudette. Wie sollte gewalttätiger Extremismus aus der Perspektive von ehemaligen Rechtsextremisten bekämpft werden? Die aktuelle Studie von Ryan Scrivens, Vivek Venkatesh, Maxime Bérubé und Tiana Gaudette gibt darauf Antworten. Die Ausgestiegenen gaben – fußend auf ihren Erfahrungen – an, dass die Verhinderung und Bekämpfung von gewalttätigem […] Mehr lesen

Combating Violent Extremism: Insights from Former Right-Wing Extremists

By Ryan Scrivens, Vivek Venkatesh, Maxime Bérubé and Tiana Gaudette. How do former right-wing extremists think violent extremism should be combated? In a recent study, Ryan Scrivens, Vivek Venkatesh, Maxime Bérubé, and Tiana Gaudette found that formers believed preventing and countering violent extremism requires a multi-dimensional response, largely consisting of support from parents and families, teachers and educators, law […] Mehr lesen