November 6, 2013. Securitization within politics has entered the research community in Britain and Europe and creates a powerful ideology of fear about radicalization and Islam. Attempts to bring communities together can thus be seen as, at best, irrelevant and at worst, a direct threat. This has been a significant factor in Prof. Scott-Baumann’s experience of undertaking research on Muslims for the British government and other related bodies. She will touch on related projects that include interesting work on Arabic, and demonstrate how she uses both pure and applied philosophy to keep a sense of balance.