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Developing a Peace Perspective on Counter-Extremist Education

Developing a Peace Perspective on Counter-Extremist Education Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 29:144–152 Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN 1040-2659 print; 1469-9982 online DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2017.1308189 Developing a Peace Perspective on Counter-Extremist Education Kieran Ford Education, it is often argued, offers a remedy to the challenge of extremism faced by the contemporary world. At a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize win- ners three months after the September 2001 attacks in New York and Wash- ington, the Dalai Lama offered this response to violent extremism: “If the mind is more open, that will automatically bring less fear. Education can nar- row the gap between appearances and reality.” The 1986 prize winner, Elie Wiesel, added: “What is it that seduces some young people to terrorism? It simplifies things. The fanatic has no questions, only answers. Education is the way to eliminate terrorism.” Education appears to offer a channel through which to transport indi- viduals from a realm of extremism to a realm of peace, through developing skills of critical thinking, and open-mindedness to others. But does counter- extremist education bring about peace? Through an analytical lens of peace and violence, this essay offers a challenge to these arguments by critically deconstructing each of the three http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Peace Review Taylor & Francis

Developing a Peace Perspective on Counter-Extremist Education

Peace Review , Volume 29 (2): 9 – Apr 3, 2017

Developing a Peace Perspective on Counter-Extremist Education

Peace Review , Volume 29 (2): 9 – Apr 3, 2017

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Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 29:144–152 Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN 1040-2659 print; 1469-9982 online DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2017.1308189 Developing a Peace Perspective on Counter-Extremist Education Kieran Ford Education, it is often argued, offers a remedy to the challenge of extremism faced by the contemporary world. At a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize win- ners three months after the September 2001 attacks in New York and Wash- ington, the Dalai Lama offered this response to violent extremism: “If the mind is more open, that will automatically bring less fear. Education can nar- row the gap between appearances and reality.” The 1986 prize winner, Elie Wiesel, added: “What is it that seduces some young people to terrorism? It simplifies things. The fanatic has no questions, only answers. Education is the way to eliminate terrorism.” Education appears to offer a channel through which to transport indi- viduals from a realm of extremism to a realm of peace, through developing skills of critical thinking, and open-mindedness to others. But does counter- extremist education bring about peace? Through an analytical lens of peace and violence, this essay offers a challenge to these arguments by critically deconstructing each of the three

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Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 29:144–152 Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN 1040-2659 print; 1469-9982 online DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2017.1308189 Developing a Peace Perspective on Counter-Extremist Education Kieran Ford Education, it is often argued, offers a remedy to the challenge of extremism faced by the contemporary world. At a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize win- ners three months after the September 2001 attacks in New York and Wash- ington, the Dalai Lama offered this response to violent extremism: “If the mind is more open, that will automatically bring less fear. Education can nar- row the gap between appearances and reality.” The 1986 prize winner, Elie Wiesel, added: “What is it that seduces some young people to terrorism? It simplifies things. The fanatic has no questions, only answers. Education is the way to eliminate terrorism.” Education appears to offer a channel through which to transport indi- viduals from a realm of extremism to a realm of peace, through developing skills of critical thinking, and open-mindedness to others. But does counter- extremist education bring about peace? Through an analytical lens of peace and violence, this essay offers a challenge to these arguments by critically deconstructing each of the three

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