Where: King’s College London
When: Friday November 2nd, 1.30pm
ICSR, in partnership with the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, is pleased to invite you to a discussion on Salafism in America: History, Evolution, Radicalization, a recent study published by Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens.
Salafism, a conservative global Islamic movement, has become a topic of increased interest among scholars and policymakers over the last decade. Although worthy of study in its own right, the Salafi movement often attracts attention because certain components of it provide some of the ideological inspiration for Salafi-jihadist groups, including al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
This study is among the first to focus solely on Salafism in the United States. Drawing on multiple primary sources, including interviews with some of the foundational figures of Salafism in the country, it provides an overview of the history, evolution and contours of the movement. In doing so, it also offers new insights into the genesis of jihadism in the United States.
Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is the Program on Extremism’s Research Director, Associate Fellow at ICSR and a lecturer at King’s College London. He will be joined on the panel by ICSR Director Shiraz Maher, who is also a lecturer at King’s College London and author of Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea.
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