Conspiracy Theories and Terrorism: Combating Jihadist Terror - Series 1 - Episode 5

Anthony Richards, Amarnath Amarasingam (Performer)

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Dr Richards interviews Dr Amarnath Amarasingam about conspiracy theories and in particular how these relate to terrorism and extremism. This fascinating discussion covers why such theories – whether Jihadist conspiracies about COVID-19 or the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracies – often engender extremism, and highlights current research on the best methods of helping those recovering from conspiracy indoctrination. Dr Amarasingam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Religion at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.
Original languageEnglish
EditionPodcast Series 1
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Conspiracy theories
  • terrorism
  • extremism
  • narratives

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