Nineteenth Report of Session 2010– 12, Volume II Additional written evidence Ordered by the House of Commons to be published 31 January 2012.
The Committee is seeking evidence and informed comment on the roots of violent radicalisation. Part of that remit, as expressly stated, is to determine the major drivers of, and recruitment to, terrorist movements linked to (a) Islamic fundamentalism (b) Irish dissident republicanism and (c) domestic extremism. In examining any or all of these phenomena it is vital that we understand the narrative framework which informs and develops them, and in which the potential or actual adherent locates himself and rationalises his actions.
Narrative is itself a major “driver” of, and recruitment to, terrorist movements, and one of crucial significance.