27 juillet 2017

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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he UK’s plan to deny terrorists ‘safe spaces’ online would make us all less safe in the long run

The ConversationIn the wake of the recent attacks in Manchester and London, British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on social media companies to eliminate “safe spaces” online for extremist ideology. Despite losing the majority in the recent election, she is moving forward with plans to regulate online communications, including in cooperation with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron. More...

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How to deradicalise someone

The ConversationIt’s hard to talk about deradicalisation in the face of appalling attacks, such as those in London and Manchester: calls for retribution are often louder than those raising the possibility of redemption. But supporting disengagement from extremism is an important part of a long-term response to terrorism. More...

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The violent birth of ‘martyrdom’ – how the ancient concept informs modern religious violence

The ConversationThe word “martyr” has evolved into one of the most emotive terms in the English language. The faithful venerate their memories, celebrate their feast days, name places of worship, schools and hospitals after them. And yet, those who would claim the title blow themselves up in explosive-laden cars in crowded market-places, eviscerate their own bodies and those around them with bombs in concert halls, turn vehicles into instruments of mass murder and kill and maim with knives and machine guns on city streets. More...

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