Ozcan Keles Musings of a British Muslim academic activist

Month / March 2015

Turkish Muslim scholar, opinion leader and peace activist, Fethullah Gülen, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan University for his contribution to education, peace making and intercultural dialogue on 15th July 2010 at the University’s Summer Graduation celebrations.

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Violent extremism is the combustible outcome of a cocktail of ingredients including, but not restricted to, identity crisis, perceived grievances, sense of stigmatisation and helplessness, past criminality, charismatic recruiter and ideology. In the recent White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Obama refused to label the Isis and Al-Qaeda “ideology” as “Islamic”, causing a significant […]

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