Education and Workshops

Open Minds provides bespoke training and workshops for all staff from senior leaders and managers to front-line staff and practitioners. Training for the implementation of the Prevent Duty will be undertaken in collaboration with Cosain Consulting Ltd. An extended education course on cultic abuse and terrorism to train Prevent trainers is available on request. This … Continue reading Education and Workshops

January 10, 2016
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Conferences and Speakers

Open Minds offers an inspiring and engaging presentation which explains the methodology behind radicalisation and how this can take hold of susceptible individuals no matter what their background. The presentation can be used as a stand-alone to provide an overview of what frontline staff training would involve. It would also slot into a wider institutional … Continue reading Conferences and Speakers

January 10, 2016
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Consultancy and Advocacy

Open Minds is dedicated to helping organisations and individuals gain knowledge and implement long-term solutions that counter the radicalisation which can lead to extremism and terrorism. This is not limited to the public sector. Open Minds offers consultancy to any organisation which is concerned with the threat of radicalisation. This would be of interest to … Continue reading Consultancy and Advocacy

January 10, 2016
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Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Isis fighters

The el-Bathy family is now taking legal action for their daughters kidnap, believing that while Nora went to Syria of her own free will, she had been brainwashed by extremists. Their lawyer, Guy Gunoun, told journalists that her recruitment and disappearance appeared to have been well planned. Its obvious shes been taken in hand by … Continue reading Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Isis fighters

January 3, 2016
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Journey to Jihad – Why are teenagers joining ISIS?

[This article goes beyond blaming radical ideas and gets close to identifying the methodology of brainwashing used in terrorist recruitment and training.] Belkacem ran an intensive twenty-four-week program of ideological training. He began by declaring that the world was divided into two groups: Muslims and non-Muslims. In mainstream mosques, nuance and interpretive religious scholarship are … Continue reading Journey to Jihad – Why are teenagers joining ISIS?

January 2, 2016
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Cult Leader Will Tell Congress: Fight ISIS by Regime Change in Iran

The MEKs story is a tragic one of sustained failure, of being massacred and massacring, of being abused and abusing its own people, of terrorizing and being terrorized, and of a constantly morphing politics consistent only in its oddness and toxicity. That story needs to be heard, but as a cautionary tale, not as expert … Continue reading Cult Leader Will Tell Congress: Fight ISIS by Regime Change in Iran

January 2, 2016
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The Empathy Trap – How To Recognise And Understand Sociopathic Behaviour

The empathy trap: therapists and counsellors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients’ recovery ?- but this quality can mean those carers are targets for sociopaths, aided by what Dr Jane?&?Tim McGregor call apaths. The first UK article on this cruel sport shows how to identify and thus avoid it. The Empathy Trap – … Continue reading The Empathy Trap – How To Recognise And Understand Sociopathic Behaviour

January 2, 2016
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15 Narcissistic Religious Abuse Tactics

A narcissist uses their religious belief to manipulate, control and dominate you through fear. They systematically take the life out of your faith and replace themselves in the center. It doesnt matter the religion. Major organizations such as Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish or even minor sects such as Mormon, Taoism, Confucianism, New Age, … Continue reading 15 Narcissistic Religious Abuse Tactics

January 2, 2016
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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who becomes a terrorist and why

The Library of Congress The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who becomes a terrorist and why September 1999 INTRODUCTION Why do some individuals decide to break with society and embark on a career in terrorism? Do terrorists share common traits or characteristics? Is there a terrorist personality or profile? Can a terrorist profile be developed … Continue reading The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who becomes a terrorist and why

December 31, 2015
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Welcome to Open Minds

With nearly forty years of research and experience as activists, campaigners, writers and practitioners, Open Minds is a leading authority on cultic abuse and terrorism. Providing training and support for front-line staff to identify and report possible radicalisation under the Prevent Duty. This programme will provide information about how violent extremist and terrorist groups recruit … Continue reading Welcome to Open Minds

December 26, 2015
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