Lots of factors are blamed for the transformation of regular guys to suicide bombers including (but of course not limited to)….radical speech on university campuses and in mosques, political and religious beliefs, societal isolation, the internet and even political correctness.
But how do you stop the radicalisation of young men?
Should universities monitor activities of students more closely? Should society do a better job of supporting isolated young men? Do imams need to preach against radical religious ideas?
The Telegraph’s Damian Thompson blogs about America’s view of London universities while John Burns in a New York Times article takes a look at some possible factors that led Abdulmutallab to extremism.
What do you think is the best way to combat radicalisation? Post below.