This report examines the key factors that have caused and sustained extremism, as well as the main doctrinal tenets of extremism.
It is the outcome of exploratory research to form the basis for the next phase of the project, engagement with at-risk Muslim youth in Australia to build on their strength in preventing their radicalisation.
The BIRR Initiative is funded by the Australian Government and by the Australian Muslim community. So far, it has conducted exploratory work and research into the possibilities of working with at-risk Muslim youth in south-west Sydney to protect them from the influence of the narratives and propaganda of extremist groups. The initiative is designed to primarily target extremist groups operating within the theological parameters of global extremist networks that claim the name of Islam.