The system of key risk factors contributing to religious terrorist activities in the 21st century

The purpose of the article is to identify those factor in the system of religious terrorism that play a key role in introducing an individual to religious terrorist activities in the 21st century, to classify them according to social and group characteristics. The research methodology is a retrospective analysis of the essence and content of religious terrorism, as well as the socio-psychological characteristics of militants of religious terrorist organizations. A holistic system-integrated approach allows identifying the key factors that are leading in the process of radicalization of an individual. The main results of the study are identified key risk factors that contribute to the radicalization of the individual, their classification as well as the creation of a manageable system that contributes to becoming a member in a religious terrorist organization. The obtained results will provide significant assistance in organizing anti-terrorist activities. They will also help to build a system of counteracting the existential threats of an individual, adequate to religious terrorism. © 2021, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.

Zelenkov M.Y.1, 2 , Laamarti Y.A.3 , Zinkovsky S. 4 , Shermukhamedova N.5 , Diaghilev V.V.3 , Vasilyeva O.N.3
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  • 1 Moscow State Academy of Water Transport, Branch of the State University of the Sea and River Fleet named after Admiral S.O. Makarov, Novodanilovskaya embankment 1, bld., 2, Moscow, 117105, Russian Federation
  • 2 Moscow State Technical University named after N.E. Bauman (National Research University), 2-nd Baumanskaya street, 5, Moscow, 105005, Russian Federation
  • 3 Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Leningradsky prospect, 49, Moscow, 127282, Russian Federation
  • 4 Peoples’ Friendship, University of Russia (RUDN University), Miklukho-Maklaya street, 6, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
  • 5 National University of Uzbekistan, University street 4, Tashkent, 100174, Uzbekistan
Anti-terrorist activity; Existential threat; Individual; Risk factor; Terrorism
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