Understanding Radicalism


What I do:

This website is dedicated to the analyses of current events/policies related to the radicalization of potential ideological adherents. It will especially focus on recruitment by Islamist extremists and white supremacists through social media.

Primary resources from white supremacists, QAnon conspiracists, and Islamist extremists are also available for researchers, as is a database (which is under construction) of the various social media sites used by extremist groups.

Who I am:

This website and blog is the personal project of Flurije Salihu, a researcher with a PhD in rhetoric, composition, and linguistics from Arizona State University specializing in Islamist rhetoric, new media, counterterrorism, political rhetoric, and terrorist recruitment/radicalization methods, especially on the internet.

She is also freelance technical, academic, and popular writer/editor.

**If any researchers have special requests for primary documents or analyses, feel free to contact me. Depending on the scope of the project, there may be a small fee.