27 juillet 2017

Manchester attack: we are in an ‘arms race’ against ever adapting terror networks

The ConversationThe Manchester attack illustrates how Western society is locked in an arms race with an ever adapting group of terrorists who keep changing their tactics and targets. Winning the battle depends on a number of complex factors and the acceptance that on the morning of June 23 Britain woke up to a new reality. More...

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The life experiences that can prevent sympathies for terrorism from developing

The ConversationTerrorism is frightening. It is in the news on a daily basis, creating fear and concern for everyone. Governments around the world need to develop and share intelligence about people connected to terror networks. Everybody is trying to understand how to respond. Attention is shifting to preventive strategies. More...

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Lessons from Northern Ireland: don’t put Islamist extremists in special prison units

The ConversationIn a plan to help prevent convicted Islamist extremists from radicalising other prisoners, the UK government is proposing to place them in “specialised prison units”. Northern Ireland has been required to imprison Irish Republican and Loyalist prisoners in separate specialised units for many decades, but the lessons from this experience challenge the wisdom of such an approach for Islamist extremists. More...

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London attack: Terrorism expert explains three threats of jihadism in the West

The ConversationDetails about the man who attacked the British Parliament on March 22, identified by London police as British national Khalid Masood, are still emerging. With four victims confirmed dead, the attack is the worst in London since the July 7, 2005 bombings on the London transport system. More...

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Are converts to Islam more likely to become extremists?

The ConversationThe process of conversion to any religion is best thought of as a journey, and this is how it is often described to others by those who undergo it. While conversion happens in many faiths, conversion to Islam has been suggested as a significant factor in some acts of extreme violence. More...

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Egyptian Copt attacks: Why a ‘religious revolution’ in Islam won’t stop violent radicalisation

The ConversationAt least 26 people were killed and 25 wounded today when gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt. According to Egyptian state media, no group has yet claimed credit for the incident. More...

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Manchester attack: now is the time to properly talk about ‘radicalisation’

The ConversationEven as a researcher, who looks to understand extremism in the context of the everyday lives of young people, silence seems a compelling option right now. But although we might not know what to say today, in the long term, reaching our goal of creating a more secure society means we have to keep talking. More...

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Four ways social media companies and security agencies can tackle terrorism

The ConversationFacebook is considered a hotbed for terrorist recruitment, incitement, propaganda and the spreading of radical thinking. Twitter, YouTube and encrypted services such WhatsApp and Telegram are also implicated. More...

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Islamophobia and causes of terrorism must be part of awkward conversations after London Bridge attack

The ConversationFollowing the London Bridge and Manchester attacks, politicians and commentators have insisted that Britain should “keep calm and carry on”. This has lead some to declare that public mourning and statements of condolence are platitudes and inadequate. More...

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Australian authorities are doing all they can to combat terrorism

The ConversationThe recent terror attacks in London and Manchester have raised concerns about whether authorities here in Australia are doing enough to combat terrorism. More...

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