Home-Grown Jihadism in Italy: Birth, Development and Radicalization Dynamics

This study aims only at analysing the dynamics of jihadist radicalisation in Italy. It is not meant to be a study of Islam or of the Italian Muslim community. Rather, it describes a phenomenon that, in Italy as in any other Western country, affects a statistically insignificant percentage of the Muslim population. Throughout Europe, jihadism is a fringe phenomenon, much debated but affecting only a few isolated individuals within largely peaceful Muslim communities.

Tags: Al-Qaeda, Lone Actors, Radicalisation, Recruitment, Violent Jihadism