June 19, 2015 Faith Matters

Radicalisation and Extremism and the Pulls Towards ISIS and Syria

Fiyaz Mughal, the Director of Faith Matters speaks about the pushes and pulls of extremism and the way that ISIS and other extreme groups are reaching out to individuals and groups within the United Kingdom.

Fiyaz outlines some of the background as to where 3 women and their 9 children may be, after travelling to Syria from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Fiyaz also reflects on the changing nature of the groups of individuals who are being drawn to Syria, initially involving young men, then young women and now mothers and their children. He outlines the change in the demographic of the types of individuals being drawn out to ISIS controlled territory.