International Journal of
Peace and Development Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Peace and Dev. Stud
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6621
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPDS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 100


Extremist violence, secular and religious: Is there a more basic counter path?

Graham Nicholson
  • Graham Nicholson
  • Hidden Words Bookshop, P. O. Box 1010 Kuranda Qld 4881 Australia.
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  •  Received: 22 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 24 June 2019
  •  Published: 30 June 2019


This paper argues that the present counter-measures to deal with the plague of extremist violence in the world are inadequate, in that they are largely reactive rather than addressing the root causes, which are prejudices of various kinds. It postulates the need for a united global approach in this matter based on spiritual principles.


Key words: Extremism, extremist violence, terrorism, prejudice, counter measures, unified global approach, spiritual.