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Types of Radicalization

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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.
  • 10 December 2019
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Workshops offered at Collège Mont-Saint-Louis

The CPRLV is pleased to have been hosted at the Collège Mont-Saint-Louis, in Montreal, to offer awareness activities to two classes of Secondary 5 students, encouraging debate and reflection on stereotypes as well as on prejudices. This activity comes from the Educator’s guide of the awareness campaign “What If I Was Wrong? When We Talk, We […]
  • 9 December 2019
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Survey participation: What If I Was Wrong Educator’s Guide

To all those who have used the What If I Was Wrong Educator’s Guide of the awareness campaign for the prevention of radicalization leading to violence”What If I Was Wrong? When We Talk, We learn!“, in collaboration with the Canadian Commision for UNESCO, we invite you to complete this short survey to know your opinion, your comments […]
  • 9 December 2019
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CPRLV’S Newsletter – December

Read about our latest activities, projects, events and publications in our newsletter. December 2019