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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.
  • 2 April 2020
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Appointment of a new Executive Director at the CPRLV

Montreal, Thursday, April 2, 2020 – The Board of Directors of the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) is proud to announce the nomination of Ms. Roselyne Mavungu for the position of Executive Director, effective as of March 30, 2020. Read the Press release, in French
  • 1 April 2020
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The CPRLV becomes a member of the ASRSQ network

The CPRLV is proud to become a member of the Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec (ASRSQ), a community action organization working in the field of criminal justice and dedicated to the social reintegration of convicted offenders. The ASRSQ is a group of non-profit community organizations working with people in conflict with the […]
  • 30 March 2020
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“Let’s mobilize against hate” – Say no to hate speech!

How can you get involved in a pro-social way? How can you counter hate speech with the power to act collectively? How can you become actors of prevention?  The CPRLV has developed a program called “Let’s Mobilize Against Hate”, which aims to raise awareness, support and mobilize the community to fight against hate-motivated acts. We […]