muslim extremism

I've seen plenty of campaigns and events aimed at the Muslim community dedicated to combatting extremism. Yet when I sit with friends I realise the sheer gap between what defines the lives of ordinary Muslims, desires for a sense of belonging, for equality, for a sense that we matter too and what governments and others think has come to define them.
Allover the western hemisphere budgets for military, police, security and intelligence expenditures are drastically raised with billions of Euros. It's money that should go to education, jobs and other positive development.
Such is the level of racism and Islamophobia in society that when encountered by a politically active Muslim, people automatically seem to put them in the radical or extremist box.
The recent Home Affairs Committee's report on the roots of violent radicalisation represents a breakthrough in our nation's discourse surrounding campus extremism. The words "told you so" were uttered in the higher education sector upon reading this.
An al Qaeda-inspired extremist called on British Muslims to claim benefits to raise funds for a terrorist training camp, a
All too often we see the end product of the conveyor belt. We see the Abdulmutallabs and extremists of this world when it's too late. Ever seen what goes on in the middle? Have you ever wanted to know how well intentioned young Muslims turn into their community's worst nightmare? I can give you a sneak peak.