Beliefs, attitudes and ideology

This domain contains beliefs and attitudes related to someone’s commitment to the ideology where violence is justified.

Ideology, beliefs and attitudes are generally cited as reasons for terrorist attacks and suicide terrorism.

The indicators are of essential importance in identifying the nature of the extremism and the support for the use of violence to further the ideological goals. Components are perceived victimisation and alienation, rejection of societal and democratic values, hostility towards a national identity and lack of empathy for those outside one’s own group.