How youngsters are dragged into extremism

I talked about some of this stuff in my most recent book. By the way, somehow the most recent version of that book got lost. It currently makes two people clearly identifiable; I didn’t want that because that was not the purpose of my book at all. I specifically amended the most recent version for that reason and then uploaded it. I don’t know where it’s gone.

Here are the references. They tell their own story.

Alston, Philip (2018) “Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.” 18.pdf

Alston, Philip (2019) “Visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.” United Nations, General Assembly. A/HRC/41/39/Add.1

BBC (2007) “Red-haired family forced to move” BBC News.

BBC (2007) “Man ‘died at hands of young mob’” BBC News.

BBC (2007) “Boys sentenced for stoning death” BBC News.

BBC (2021) “Plymouth shooting: Jake Davison was licensed gun holder” BBC News.

Beaney, Abigail (2022) “The life of Sylvia Lancaster after the murder of her daughter Sophie” Lancashire Telegraph.

Bregman, Rutger (2017) “Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash.” TED. aracter_it_s_a_lack_of_cash

Broderick, Ryan (2014) “Activists Are Outing Hundreds Of Twitter Users Believed To Be 4chan Trolls Posing As Feminists” Buzzfeed News.

CIPD (2022) Bullying and harassment at work. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Coleman, Gabriella (2014) “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous” Verso. ISBN: 13: 9781781685839

Daynes, Kerry (2019) “The dark side of the mind: True stories from my life as a forensic psychologist” Octopus Publishing Group. ISBN: 9781788402170

Daynes, Kerry (2021) “What lies buried: A forensic psychologist’s true stories of madness, the bad and the misunderstood” Octopus Publishing Group. ISBN: 9781913068578

Elamroussi, Aya, Moshtaghian, Artemis, and Frehse, Rob (2022) “Buffalo suspect’s posts about attack plans could be seen online 30 minutes before mass shooting” CNN.

Evans, Jules (2013) “Being a Stoic saved me from the curse of the British stiff upper lip”

Eve, Carl (2022) “Plymouth shooting: Families meet with Security Minister over online incel culture fears” Plymouth Herald.

Feldman Barrett, Lisa (2020) “Seven and a half lessons about the brain” Picador. ISBN: 9781529018622


Godin, Seth (2018) This is marketing. You can’t be seen until you learn to see. Penguin. ISBN: 9780241370148

Gonzalez, Oscar (2019) “8chan, 8kun, 4chan, Endchan: What you need to know” CNET.

Griffin, Andrew (2021) “What is QAnon? The origins of bizarre conspiracy theory spreading online” The Independent.

Halliday, Josh and Arthur, Charles (2010) “WikiLeaks: Who are the hackers behind Operation Payback?” The Guardian.

Hill, Amelia (2019) “Older people widely demonised in UK, ageism report finds” The Guardian.

Huffington Post (2012) “England Riots: One In Four Young People Believe Last Summer’s Disorder Could Happen Again.”

Jamieson, Alastair (2020) “Police warn of homophobic 4chan cyber attack on LGBT+ Pride month celebrations” The Independent.

Jones, Owen (2022) “Why homophobia against straight men matters” The Guardian.

Kent, Lauren & Ritchie, Hannah (2021) “Plymouth shooter made misogynist remarks echoing the ‘incel’ ideology.” CNN.

Kew Law Kew Law (2020) See: and

Lanier, Heather (2017) ‘”Good” and “bad” are incomplete stories we tell ourselves.’ te_stories_we_tell_ourselves

Leatherdale, Duncan (2022) “Jack Woodley: Why was the 18-year-old killed?” BBC News.

Lewis, Richard D. (2000) “When cultures collide. Managing successfully across cultures.” Revised first edition. Nicholas Brealy Publishing. ISBN: 1857880870

Ling, Justin (2022) “’Cheering section’ for violence: the attacks that show 4chan is still a threat” The Guardian.

Lloyd-Roberts, Sue (2017) “The war on women. And the brave ones who fight back.” Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 9781471153921

Lumby, Tommy and McMenemy, Rachael (2018) “‘Vulnerable’ woman attacked with flour and eggs speaks out” Cambridge News.

Manjoo, Rashida (2015) “Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Addendum. Mission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” United Nations, General Assembly. A/HRC/29/27/Add.2. 9/Documents/A_HRC_29_27_Add_2_en.doc

Mann, Tanveer (2018) “Boys who ‘attacked disabled woman with flour get police protection’” Metro News.

Marsh, Abigail (2016) “Why some people are more altruistic than others.” TED.

Moss, Dawn (2018) “Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson: ’Inequality strikes at our health and happiness’” The Guardian.

New Zealand shootings:

PA News Agency (2020) “Incels believe women owe them sex, experts tells terrorism trial” The National.

Piff, Paul (2013) “Does money make you mean?” TED.


Potter, Tom (2018) “‘Flour bombing’ teen sentenced for ‘nasty attack’ on woman” East Anglian Daily Times.

Press TV Documentaries (2015) “Murder in Bristol (The Tragic Case of Bijan Ebrahimi’s Murder)” Press TV.

Quinn, Ben (2022) “Glorification of Plymouth shooter by ‘incels’ prompts calls for action.”

Reynolds, Emily (2020) “We’re less likely to spread alarming information while experiencing physiological stress” The British Psychological Society.

Samuelson, Kate (2016) “What to Know About Pizzagate, the Fake News Story With Real Consequences” Time.

Saxe, Rebecca (2019) “The neuroscience of hate” Talk given at Harvard Law School’s Petrie Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

Serani, Deborah (2018) “Bullycide When a bullied child dies by suicide” Psychology Today.

Solomon, Andrew (2013) “Love, no matter what” TED.

Slack, Paul (2018) “Businessman ruined after false online claims of paedophilia” Sunday Times.

Snider, Mike (2017) “Steve Bannon learned to harness troll army from ‘World of Warcraft’” USA Today.

Statistics New Zealand (2019) “One in 10 workers feels discriminated against, harassed, or bullied at work”

Taylor, Kathleen (2009) “Cruelty. Human evil and the human brain” Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199552627

Thorleifsson, Cathrine (2021) “From cyberfascism to terrorism: On 4chan/pol/ culture and the transnational production of memetic violence” Nations and Nationalism. 2021;1–16.

TUC (2019) “Bullying at work” Trades Union Congress.

Veritas (2022) “Who are stalkers?” Veritas stalking advocacy service.

Wainwright, Martin (2008) “Woman died after drunken gang attacked couple dressed as goths”. The Guardian.
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Wilkinson, Richard (2011) “How economic inequality harms societies” TED.

Wilkinson, Richard and Pickett, Kate (2010) “The spirit level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone”. ISBN: 9780241954294

Wilkinson, Richard and Pickett, Kate (2018) “The inner level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-being”. ISBN: 978-1846147418

Woolf, Nicky (2016) “The ‘alt-right’ thrives in opposition. What happens now it’s the establishment?” The Guardian.

Yeo, Amanda (2019) “8chan returns with a new name and a reminder not to do illegal stuff” Mashable.

Younge, Gary (2017) “’It was pure racism’: the family of Bijan Ebrahimi on their fight for answers” The Guardian.

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