Author Archives: Imran Awan

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Imran Awan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University and has previously held academic posts at the Centre for Police Sciences (University of Glamorgan) and Wolverhampton University. He has taught on a variety of modules, such as international policing, policing cybercrime, terrorism theory and violent extremism and terrorism. He has published widely in the area of counterterrorism, human rights, and policing and recently co-edited the book Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism (Ashgate 2012). In March 2010 he was invited by the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism to a Prevent Seminar held in London to discuss government policy on how best to prevent violent extremism and also took part in the Equality and Human Rights Commission review of UK Government Counter-terrorism legislation. Imran is an Ambassador for the MakeJusticeWork campaign and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Links to two recent books: Awan, I and Blakemore, B (Eds.) (2013) ‘Extremism, Counter-Terrorism and Policing’ Ashgate Publishing: London. Awan.I, and Blakemore. B (Eds.) (2012) ‘Policing Cyber hate, Cyber threats and Cyber terrorism’ Ashgate Publishing: London.

Al-Qaeda’s Cyber Warfare: The Virtual World of Extremism

The recent case of the 3 men convicted of terrorism offences in Birmingham highlights how easily people can be radicalised through the Internet by websites and online videos/sermons. Evidence in the trial of the men showed that they were frequent visitors to online sites where they were listening to various sermons. In Britain, the fight […]

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Muslims, Extremism and the ‘Suspect’ Community

In 2011 European leaders such as the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the British Prime Minister David Cameron held an international conference in Munich to discuss issues of home-grown extremism, radicalisation, and multiculturalism, thus sparking a debate about how countries adopt counter-terrorism policies that are used to combat the extremist […]

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