|Chapter title||The undeniable reality of the ‘war on terror’, radicalisation and sanity|
This chapter explores the relationship between ‘structure, mental health (agency-emotions-trauma) and radicalisation’. It uses Cohen’s States of Denial as a Freudian meta narrative to explore how denial operates to protect individual’s sanity against the atrocities and suffering in the world. It demonstrates how the denials of injustice, suffering and erosion of human rights in the ‘war on terror’ are exposed by Islamists and form part of their counter narrative to the ‘war on terror’.
|Keywords||War on terror, sanity, denial, emotions, radicalisation, trauma|
|Book title||Oxford Handbook of Radicalisation and Mental Health: Terrorism, Violent Radicalisation and Mental Health|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|