Mapping the Cult Landscape with a New Lexicon

Why Words Matter: An Activist/Campaigner’s Perspective ICSA Conference 2019, Manchester, UK Presentation by Anne Khodabandeh Over the past forty years many things have changed in the field of cults. For an activist and campaigner, it is important to periodically create a new map to explain the changed cult landscape and to think how we can … Continue reading Mapping the Cult Landscape with a New Lexicon

July 9, 2019
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The Conflicts in the Middle East Workshop (Part 6) Anne Khodabandeh

Gazeta Impakt, Tirana, Albania, December 02, 2017 Anne Khodabandeh explains how she was radicalised and turned into a terrorist by the Iranian Mojahedin and how the process of radicalisation takes place. [The presentation was given at the conference: CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: IDEOLOGIES AND RADICAL GROUPS, organised by the Free Media Institute on 28 … Continue reading The Conflicts in the Middle East Workshop (Part 6) Anne Khodabandeh

December 2, 2017
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Study of CEGEP students shows vulnerabilities to violent radicalization

[This is an interesting study which comes close to identifying how people can become susceptible to cultic abuse. That is, the way that cults and violent extremist groups target susceptible people and use deceptive recruitment techniques followed by various stages of psychological manipulation in order to enthral and enslave followers. Open Minds Ed] Catherine Solyom, Montreal … Continue reading Study of CEGEP students shows vulnerabilities to violent radicalization

November 2, 2016
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Far-right Combat 18 in ‘secret plan to recruit Birmingham teachers’

Birmingham Mail, 2 July 2016 BY MIKE LOCKLEY Ex-member Nigel Bromage claims feared group targeting ‘people with influence’ after Brexit … A FORMER leading light in the violent world of neo-Nazism has revealed a plot to recruit Birmingham and West Midlands teachers to the far-right. Nigel Bromage has documents from ultra-right wing group Combat 18 … Continue reading Far-right Combat 18 in ‘secret plan to recruit Birmingham teachers’

September 29, 2016
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From Attraction to Action — How Young People Are Radicalized

Anne Khodabandeh “…To our eyes, the overt horror of terrorism and extremist violence appears a crude instrument. But recruiters are involved in a highly sophisticated game of mind control which we ignore at our peril. If we don’t take seriously the methodology behind the bloodied images, then we will continue to allow our young people … Continue reading From Attraction to Action — How Young People Are Radicalized

May 26, 2016
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