Committee takes evidence on roots of violent radicalisation

18 October 2011

The Commons Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on The Roots of Violent Radicalistion on Tuesday 18 October 2011 at 11am in Committee Room 15.

This is the second session of the committee's new inquiry. It provides the opportunity to gain insights about the radicalisation process, and approaches to counter-radicalisation, from individuals who work closely with those who have been radicalised or are at risk. 


At 11.00 am

  • Ali Soufan, former FBI agent and founder of the Soufan Group

At 11.45 am

  • Alyas Karmani, Street Project,
  • Akeela Ahmed, Muslim Youth Helpline
  • Murtaza Hassan Shaikh, Averroes Institute

The Chair of the Committee, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, said:

"The challenges London and the nation have faced with radicalisation in the past 5 years highlight the need to consult with those individuals and organisations that deal with this issue on a daily basis. Understanding the reasons behind individuals becoming radicalised is the key to spotting and preventing others becoming radical.


I also look forward to hearing from those who deal with de-radicalisation. Ali Soufan, as a former FBI agent and as the founder the Soufan Group will provide the Committee with additional insight including the international influences that can lead to radicalisation."

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