Violent lone wolf extremists are looking for acknowledgment and attention as they feel overlooked, aggrieved and insignificant.
From racially motivated comments by some of our most well-known media personalities, to toxic debates about asylum seeker policy and extreme right-wing politicians’ surging popularity in western nations, our communities seem more fractured than ever. So what can be done to create a more cohesive and harmonious society?
Most people don’t join violent extremist groups for ideological reasons. Instead, they join for social reasons – with someone they know, to connect with other people or to find a sense of purpose.