Mothers Worry About Toxic Masculinity

As mothers to sons, we worry about the toxic masculinity many of our boys are being raised around as well as the possibility of this toxic masculinity being a precursor…

Military, Police and the Extremists Among Them

Two police officers in Virginia were recently fired for alleged ties to white supremacist organizations. Over the years, we have also seen several violent attacks carried out by military personnel tied to right-wing movements….

Finding Out My Son Joined ISIS

Christianne Boudreau is a Canadian mother who was personally affected by the impact of violent extremism. Her son, Damian, was radicalized and killed while fighting in Syria. Christianne reflects on Damian’s radicalization.

The Signs I Missed

Christianne Boudreau is a Canadian mother who was personally affected by the impact of violent extremism. Her son, Damian, was radicalized and killed while fighting in Syria. Christianne reflects on how hindsight is 20/20 and about the potential warning signs to look out for.

I was a Jihadi Wife – Tania Joya Part 2

Tania Joya, featured in Clarion’s upcoming film, is a former extremist now working in deradicalization. Her ex-husband was radicalized as a teenager in Texas and was ISIS’ main propagandist in…

The Radicalization of Tania Joya

Tania Joya, featured in Clarion’s upcoming film, is a former extremist now working in deradicalization. Tania used to want her children to grow up to be jihadists, but now embraces…

Airports: First Line of Defense?

A common narrative associated with border security is that it constitutes the first line of defense of a nation’s security. For many women, it serves another purpose – their last…

Hunters and the Hunted

In this post we will explore the dangers of child recruitment and radicalization by radical Islam and jihadi groups Hunting is the practice of trapping or killing animals, or pursuing…