A Community of True Believers

Michael Kenney‘s new article for Terrorism and Political Violence combines field work, interviews, ethnographic observation, and causal mechanism analysis to examine “al-Muhajiroun (“the Emigrants”), an outlawed activist network that seeks to create an Islamic caliphate in Britain and the West through activism and proselytizing.” This is an important study on the role of causal beliefs and social learning that uses a “community of practice” model to examine an activist network.