Substance Abuse and Islamic Terrorism in Europe with Dr Lewis Herrington and Ahmed Patel

Thousands of young men — and some women — left Western Europe to fight in the ranks of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Many of them were second-generation migrants, others were converts with a traumatic background. The book “Understanding Islamic Terrorism in Europe: Drugs, Jihad, the Pursuit of martyrdom” follows these psycho-social journeys to radicalisation, providing yet another thread that binds terrorism with social exclusion.

In a discussion with author of the book Dr Lewis Herrington and researcher and brother in law of one of the 07/07/2005 suicide bombers, Mr Ahmed Patel we talk about the connection between substance abuse and islamic terrorism in Europe.

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