22 septembre 2017

Violence in Barcelona is an attack on Europe’s freedom and democracy

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "council of europe"Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today issued the following statement, “Innocent people – children, adults, residents and visitors to one of Europe’s most attractive touristic cities have been hit by cowardly acts of violence. I strongly condemn the heinous terrorist attacks in Barcelona. The Council of Europe stands in solidarity with the Spanish authorities and the people of Spain. The victims, their relatives and friends are foremost in our thoughts. Europeans must remain united and resolute to fight terrorism on the basis of our democratic values and principles of the rule of law”. More...

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Terrorist attacks in Spain

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "council of europe"On behalf of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, I express my condolences to the families of the victims and I wish a prompt recovery to those injured.
I also wish to assure the Spanish authorities of the solidarity of the Council of Europe.  Such atrocities only strengthen our determination in fighting terrorism and defending our shared values of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. More...

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21 septembre 2017

Conference on reporting about terrorism: challenges and ethical dilemmas

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "council of europe"The Council of Europe is organising a conference in Strasbourg on 19 June to discuss the responsibilities and the challenges that journalists face when reporting about terrorist attacks, including the widespread use of social media and the constraints created by anti-terrorist laws. More...

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20 septembre 2017

Senate rejects closure of campus over terror attacks

By Tunde Fatunde. The University of Maiduguri in north east Nigeria is to remain open despite ongoing terror attacks by Islamic terror group Boko Haram, after Nigeria’s Senate resolved to push for tighter campus security and to keep the university open as a symbol of triumph over the extremist group and its ideas. More...

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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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