Radicalisation: A process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.
Extremism: Holding extreme political or religious views.
Terrorism: The unlawful use of violence and intimidation to bring about political or social change.
EXTREMISM and TERRORISM
Extremists can take many forms such as those linked to Far Right / Neo Nazi / White Supremacist, Al Qaeda ideologies and Animal Rights movements.
Not all extremist groups are religious in nature.
Many extremists are not terrorists. Having extreme thoughts or beliefs is not a crime.
However, using unlawful force or threats to support a belief or ideology is, as it encouraging others to act on those beliefs.
White supremacy is a racist belief that lighter-skinned or ‘white’ people are naturally superior to people of other races.
WHY MIGHT PEOPLE GET INVOLVED IN TERRORISM OR VIOLENT EXTREMISM?
Possible reasons may include:
Prevent is part of the Government’s Counter-terrorism Strategy
The aim of prevent is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
SUPPORTING BRITISH VALUES