Terrorism is about the deed and perpetrators aim to make the world aware of what they have done, but every individual has their own narrative of what has motivated them. This paper explores the social, cultural and political that establishes the nature of structural inequalities that are often the precursors to extremism. Here, radicalisation affects a body of young Muslim men and women at the margins of society experiencing dislocation, alienation and disenfranchisement due to issues of participation and engagement. However, while there are important developments, capacity building and infrastructural concerns regarding the British Muslim presence in society, the policy development arena rarely focuses on the needs of communities. This is in spite of extensive research highlighting the multifaceted, cumulative and layered manifestations of deep-seated ethnic inequalities that affect British Muslim groups in significant ways, which, it is argued, are significant precursors in transforming some from stages of radicalisation to violent extremism and ultimately to terrorism.