David Cameron has several intentions in his Speech on Radicalization, Islamic Extremism, and the Failure of State Multiculturalism. 

First, Cameron intends to make a clear distinction between Islamic extremism as a political ideology and Islam as a religion: “Islam is a religion observed peacefully and devoutly by over a billion people. Islamist extremism is a political ideology supported by a minority…”. Cameron’s purpose in making this distinction is to reject opposing viewpoints that ignore this separation and that “lump all Muslims together”. He intends to show that, despite many Muslims being “angry about Western foreign policy”, they are not the ones who resort to acts of terrorism. 

Then, Cameron intends to denounce the process of radicalization taking place in our own societies. He uses figurative language to denounce the ...

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