Terrorist attack survivor fights extremism with peace

Bjørn Ihler (right) is introduced by Forum host Mike Smith

'Breivik is just a man. I wanted to face him. I wanted to understand him as a human being not just a violent extremist,' Bjørn Ihler, a survivor of the Anders Breivik terrorist attack of 2011, told a captivated audience at the Initiatives of Change centre in London on 1 November.

Only a ‘better idea’ can cure the symptoms of extremism

It is easier, and more comfortable, to dismiss extremist views and if necessary to use force to eliminate those who hold them. This may sometimes be necessary, but it is no long-term answer.