Sunday October 25, 2020

Society must combat extremism at source

Terrorism, particularly in the form of Islamic extremism, will not be solved through application of security solutions alone, writes Declan Power

20th August, 2017
The scene in Barcelona last week Pic: Getty

It always seems to follow after an attack like the ones in Spain and Finland last week that everyone obsesses about counter-terrorism. Like most things in life, there is a spectrum on terrorism, it is not all in the domain of law enforcement/military and intelligence practitioners.

The end of the spectrum deals with the response to a terrorism attack, the unleashing of the police armed response units, or if it’s really bad, the army...

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