Radicals driven by hate

Grievance, guilt and capability drive violent radicalisation, hate preacher Abu Hamza has said.

The radical cleric, held in maximum-security Belmarsh prison for inciting murder and race hate, was visited by the Commons home affairs select committee in prison on 28 November 2011.

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Their report on the roots of violent radicalisation said: “Abu Hamza believed the drivers of radicalisation to be grievance, guilt and capability.

“Grievances were driven by British foreign policy [relating to Palestine and Afghanistan] and a sense that the Prophet was being mocked.

“Guilt was driven by a feeling that you were safe but your brother was not and you could not help him.”