terrorism

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

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

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 […]