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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.
  • 20 November 2019
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Meeting at the KEPKAA in Montreal

Thank you to the Comité international pour la Promotion du Créole et de l’Alphabétisation (KEPKAA) for hosting the CPRLV to discuss and exchange on the prevention of of hate-motivated incidents and on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence.
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CPRLV training offered in Edmonton

In collaboration with its partner, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the CPRLV was invited to offer its training sessions on the “What If I Was Wrong Educator’s Guide” in Edmoton, Alberta. We thank The Resiliency Project for hosting us. If would like to receive a CPRLV training session in your workplace or if you would like to receive additional information, […]
  • 19 November 2019
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Lunch-talk on youth working against radicalization

The CPRLV presented the result of a mission carried out in Belgium, as part of a study on youth working against radicalization. This mission included work meetings between the Bureau Internationale Jeunesse (BIJ), the MOVE Association and the Maison de jeunes dans les Marolles, visits to youth associations in Molenbeek, Mechelen and Marollen to learn […]