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Types of Radicalization

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TYPES OF RADICALIZATION

Radicalization leading to violence may take diverse forms depending on the context and time period, and may be associated with different causes or ideologies.

A form of radicalization associated with fascism, racialism/racism, supremacism and ultranationalism. This form of radicalization is characterized by the violent defence of a racial, ethnic or pseudo-national identity, and is also associated with radical hostility towards state authorities, minorities, immigrants and/or left-wing political groups.
A form of radicalization associated with a political interpretation of religion and the defence, by violent means, of a religious identity perceived to be under attack (via international conflicts, foreign policy, social debates, etc.). Any religion may spawn this type of violent radicalization.
A form of radicalization that focuses primarily on anti-capitalist demands and calls for the transformation of political systems considered responsible for producing social inequalities, and that may ultimately employ violent means to further its cause. This category includes anarchist, maoist, trotskyist and marxist–leninist groups that use violence to advocate for their cause.
A form of radicalization essentially motivated by a sole issue. This category includes: radical environmental or animal rights groups, anti-abortion extremists, certain anti-gay/anti-feminist movements, and ultra-individualist or independent extremist movements (such as Free Men on the Land and sovereign citizens) that use violence to promote their causes. Mass murderers whose motivations are partially or wholly ideological may also fall under this category.
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2018 Annual Report

We invite you to read the annual report “Strength in  Community” on the activities of the CPRLV for the year 2018. Read the report
  • 21 June 2019
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Training session offered in Sorel-Tracy

Thank you to Centre Résidentiel Communautaire Joliette, in Sorel-Tracy, for mobilizing various actors in the prevention of radicalization in the community. The CPRLV is happy to have been able to offer training on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence.If you would like to receive a CPRLV training session in your workplace or if you […]
  • 19 June 2019
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Training session offered at the University of Montreal

The CPRLV provided training on its pedagogical tool “Hexagon” to students of the 2nd cycle course “Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism” at the Université de Montréal. This tool consists of analyzing, in working groups, situations of potentially violent radicalization.For more info on this tool: https://bit.ly/2JHBUFD If you would like to receive a CPRLV training session in your workplace or if […]