Faisal Khan, programme manager at ICCT, has over 5 years of experience in developing and managing projects around International Human Rights law and policy, 3 of which were professional field experience in a conflict environment. His work at ICCT focuses on managing projects that look into issues such as countering violent extremism, rehabilitation and reintegration and strategic communications in light of countering terrorism. Previously he worked with the UN Migration Agency on multiple projects orientated around capacity building of law enforcement officials on criminal justice and protection for the vulnerable population/people of concern.
This policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist […]
Writing in 1992, noted terrorism scholar David Rapoport remarked that nearly 90% of terrorist groups lasted less than one year. Subsequent scholarship on terrorist group longevity has similarly noted the short average lifespan of the vast majority of such groups. Why then—more than three decades after it was originally founded—has al-Qaeda been able to enjoy […]
Introduction In the past months, there has been considerable discussion about whether or not foreign fighters and their families currently detained in camps in Syria should be repatriated. An often-heard justification in Western Europe not to opt for repatriation is the fact that prosecution of the adults will often lead to light sentences and thus […]