terrorism

407, 2014

The Eight Faces of Online Hate: Islamophobia on Social Media

By |July 4th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

By Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology 

Last year, I made the decision of joining a social media platform, namely Twitter.  As an academic, I don’t believe social media comes as naturally as lecturing to a crowd of 200 or more students.  Clearly, my research around Muslim communities, Islamophobia and counter-terrorism is sensitive and therefore I […]

1807, 2013

Why are British mosques being targeted by terrorists?

By |July 18th, 2013|In The News|1 Comment

By Imran Awan – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The recent nail bomb attack on a mosque in Tipton in the Midlands has again brought into sharp focus the threat British Muslims are facing from terrorists adamant on reprisal attacks following Woolwich. The incident which took place last Friday was clearly designed to cause as […]

2405, 2013

‘Terror’ attack in Woolwich: Why should we care?

By |May 24th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off

By Imran Awan – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Before writing this short blog I thought long and hard in terms of what I could write. What words could I use that would help inform the debate in this area? The simple truth is that no words can ever be used to display the shock, […]

2703, 2013

Making terrorists ‘martyrs’ will only help their cause

By |March 27th, 2013|Opinion|3 Comments

By Imran Awan – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The recent YouGov poll that a majority of Britons supported the ‘targeted killing’ of terrorists both at home and overseas is deeply worrying.   The survey which was carried out by Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) found that almost 54% of people supported the assassination […]

2502, 2013

‘Terror’ on the streets of Birmingham: But how do we PREVENT people becoming Terrorists

By |February 25th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off

By Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The case of the would be suicide bombers in Birmingham who were willing to commit mass murder and violence highlights the problematic relationship between many young British Muslims, their faith and what they deem as ‘Western values’. I was recently invited to a talk show […]

108, 2011

Breivik’s not mad

By |August 1st, 2011|Opinion|1 Comment

By Professor David Wilson & Professor Craig Jackson

“I am fully aware that the media will attempt to label me as a nut.”
“2083 – A Declaration of European Independence” 
Anders Breivik’s manifesto

What does the media mean when describing an offender as either evil, twisted, insane, deranged, mad, or more popularly (when the offences committed are […]