http://www.thepianosachronicle.com/?p=275 I was invited by writer Martin Edwards to contribute to his website, the Pianosa Chronicle, which features an interesting variety of writing by a range of writers. The site had first come to my attention because they published an interesting series of articles on the state of the Welsh language in Wales. My article on the site considers why British policy makers, politicians, psychologists and analysts pay little or no attention to any parallels between previous support for violent / terrorist organisations, and the current apparently mindless conversion of some disaffected young men and women from mostly ethnic minority backgrounds to support a violent abhorrent 'Islamist' terror. The issue has struck me as an obvious question at least to consider since shortly after September 11, and certainly post the 7 July 2005 bombings.
I added an Addendum to the Pianosa Chronicle article on 8 February 2016:
adding the previously omitted obvious historical connection to the anarchist or nihilist outrages across Europe of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, with reference to Alex Butterworth's study "The World that Never Was", fascinating and tragic and well written, very readable.