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Mohamed Merah: From petty criminal to neojihadist

Andre, Virginie and Harris-Hogan, Shandon 2013, Mohamed Merah: From petty criminal to neojihadist, Politics, religion & ideology, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 307-319, doi: 10.1080/21567689.2013.792655.

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Title Mohamed Merah: From petty criminal to neojihadist
Author(s) Andre, Virginie
Harris-Hogan, Shandon
Journal name Politics, religion & ideology
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 307
End page 319
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 2156-7697
Summary The 2012 killing of three French soldiers and four Jewish civilians by a 23-year-old petty criminal turned neojihadist simultaneously manifested some of contemporary French society's worst fears, namely the radicalisation of its youth and home-grown terrorism. The attacks were the final step in Mohamed Merah's radicalisation, a process influenced during his family, accelerated during his time in prison and nurtured by divides within French society. This article aims to shed light on his radicalisation by examining the social and familial milieux he grew up in and the impact incarceration had on his identity and beliefs. More broadly, this article will demonstrate how in a country where the ultra-Right's hijacking of the Republican notion of secularity or laïcité is leading to an increasingly divided society, neojihadism is providing some Muslim youth with an alternative source of identity.
Notes Special Issue: Islamophobia, European Modernity and Contemporary Illiberalism
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/21567689.2013.792655
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064368

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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