In this post, you will find great Deeyah Khan Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
There is no psychiatric pattern which can predict who becomes an extremist – but they are all frustrated with their reality.
Making people fear the expression of their own power is a very effective way of disempowering them. It is not just those who feel the frustration of being silenced: it also encompasses every person who has no idea of their own power to realise their visions because they have not seen this in action in their communities.
Political and economic insecurity inevitably translates into insecurity in people’s everyday lives, from lack of access to welfare to the increasing lack of security in the workplace.
Attacking racism and discrimination is a very important way to work against radicalisation.
Self-expression should not be a challenge that demands extraordinary talent but should be a right accessible to all.
Living through the intersections of cultural diversity has given me an intimate understanding of the dynamics of living between the dimensions of East and West, traditional and modern, and political and spiritual.
Through adopting radical extremism, some young men who previously felt humiliated and emasculated by their peers can now feel powerful and intimidating – and gain status, attention from young women, and the comradeship and solidarity of other young men like themselves.
Our media provides a continuing message that for men, heroism is defined through association with control, independence, and the ability to commit violence, from superheroes to crime dramas.
As someone who grew up between two cultures, I have been fascinated with the question of why men and women with similar backgrounds to mine were drawn towards radical messages of hate and violence.
We need a broader perspective on what counter-radicalisation means.
We ignore the similarities between the religious extremism and ethno-nationalism at our peril.
Censorship in all its forms must be challenged.
Music, performance, and a woman is very rarely accepted within Muslim communities.
I have watched the spread of violent extremism and jihadism across Europe and the U.K. with dismay, particularly given my history of experiencing threats, abuse, and harassment by Muslim fanatics.
We cannot leave vulnerable young men open to the exploitation of extremists, both for our own security and their own wellbeing.
Our society constantly promotes role models for masculinity, from superheroes to politicians, where the concept of being a ‘man‘ is based in their ability to be tough, dominant – and even violent when required.
Britain has been responsible for the undermining of democracy, turning a blind eye to abuses by its allies, using extraordinary rendition to get around the rule of law, passing over the denial of individual liberties to dissidents, and the evasion of the dismal situation for religious minorities.
We need more courageous individuals who will defy the structures of power, whether political, economic, or intimate, but we also need it to be safe for people to feel their power and to be able to express their ideas and imagine without fear.
The proportion of women attracted to the Islamic State is likely to be less than that in other militant organisations, such as the Tamil Tigers, the PKK, and the IRA. Undoubtedly, their roles within the Islamic State are much more confined by the rigid gender divisions under their ultraconservative rulings.
People do the most remarkable things in the most difficult of circumstances.