Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens
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Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD candidate at King’s College, London and a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR). His main area of study is the growth and success of English speaking Salafi-jihadist ideologues in the West and how individuals can be pursuaded to join violent extremist movements.

He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Lebanon's Daily Star, West Point's CTC Sentinel, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. His work has also been cited in several major media outlets including CNN, BBC, Sky News and ITV.

Alexander’s latest publication, 'As American As Apple Pie: How Anwar al-Awlaki Became the Face of Western Jihad', was published by ICSR in September 2011.

Prior to joining ICSR, Alexander worked as a Fellow at Policy Exchange and the Centre for Social Cohesion, where he focused on radicalisation, ‘homegrown’ extremism and the far-right.

Blog Entries by Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens

London Somalia Conference Was Right to Focus on al-Shabaab Threat

2 Comments | Posted 24 February 2012 | (13:53)

One of the main focuses of yesterday's UK Foreign Office conference on Somalia was, perhaps unsurprisingly, the terrorist threat posed by al-Qaeda's newest franchise, al-Shabaab. The very fact that the British government sought to host such a high-profile conference in London demonstrates how serious this threat is being taken.

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Forget the Ban, the Best Response to Choudary and Co. is to Ignore Them

0 Comments | Posted 13 November 2011 | (00:02)

In the recently published Hate, Matthew Collins' account of his life in the National Front (NF), he describes how he and his comrades would spend hours trawling through the local and national press in the hope of catching a mention of their antics tucked away in the column...

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The Future of Campus Extremism?

0 Comments | Posted 8 November 2011 | (18:44)

The debate surrounding the presence of extremists on British university campuses was thrown wide-open again recently when the Provost of UCL, Malcolm Grant, claimed that campus extremism was 'made up'. He has since been condemned by organisations which monitor this issue, including the London-based StandforPeace, which after his...

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The EDL's Attacks are Causing Serious Harm to British Communities

0 Comments | Posted 27 October 2011 | (00:00)

Last Monday, it was reported that a gang of around 25 EDL members attacked a bookstall in Birmingham which was run by the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, threatening and manhandling the stall owners. This latest example of street thuggery shows us that the EDL is not only growing...

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