Tag : extremism

Brainwashed?! – Neural Networks Society

9 months ago / 0 comments

Neural Networks society is a neuroscience-based society at the University of Leeds. We strive to create biweekly talks and socials, around the subject of neuroscience with a multidisciplinary perspective. “Brainwashed?!” is an interesting and innovative talk about a new psychological approach to extremism. The speaker, Natalie James, is a second-year … Read More

Following the Paris attacks, The Gryphon asks: Is it right to mourn the events of Paris on such a huge scale while neglecting to the same for non-western tragedies?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Yes: With the sound of gunfire still ringing in their ears, Parisians and indeed the world mourn the deaths of over 130 innocent civilians. The French grieve for the loss of their compatriots whilst the global community reels from the stark brutality of the assault. Amongst the identified victims, one … Read More

Prevent Comes Into Effect

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Government’s controversial counter-terrorism legislation, known as Prevent, came in to effect across the University last week, raising the concerns of many. The new legislation gives university staff a legal obligation to ‘deal with all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism’, to ‘challenge extremist ideas’ and to ‘stop people moving … Read More

RADICAL: LS speaks to ex-Islamist Maajid Nawaz

6 years ago / 0 comments

Co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation, an organisation that challenges extremism, sharp-suited Maajid Nawaz is now worlds away from the torture facilities of Mubarak’s Egypt, where he found himself incarcerated in 2002 for his work with Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Lucy Snow talks to him about anti-Semitism, the Muslim Brotherhood and … Read More