Tag Archives: Terrorism

Pourquoi le sport est devenu une cible pour les islamistes

William Gasparini, Université de Strasbourg Selon une information révélée par Le Parisien le 18 octobre 2020, Abdoullakh Anzorov, l’assassin du professeur Samuel Paty à Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, avait fréquenté un club de lutte. En 2017, dans ce même club, des dérives communautaires avaient été signalées, notamment des prières dans les vestiaires ou des pressions sur les tenues vestimentaires des jeunes femmes licenciées. Placée …

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Canada needs a plan to bring home the children of jihadists

Samira, originally from Belgium, walks with her son in Camp Roj in northern Syria. Her French husband is imprisoned for links to the Islamic State. She has tried to return to Belgium, where she says she wants to reintegrate into society, but their repatriation has sparked controversy. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) Lydie C. Belporo, Université de Montréal The children live in …

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The rout of ISIS gives the world an opportunity to defeat its ideology

A U.S.-backed Syrian soldier reacts as an airstrike hits territory held by Islamic State militants outside Baghouz, Syria, in February 2019. The Islamic State group has been reduced from its self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq at its height in 2014 to a speck of land on the countries’ shared border. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A U.S.-backed Syrian soldier reacts as an airstrike hits territory held by Islamic State militants outside Baghouz, Syria, in February 2019. The Islamic State group has been reduced from its self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq at its height in 2014 to a speck of land on the countries’ shared border. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Kyle …

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When life means life: why the court had to deliver an unprecedented sentence for the Christchurch terrorist

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Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato Was Brenton Tarrant’s silence and acceptance of sentence in court a final act to expand his notoriety? Was his disavowal of previously expressed ideological views a trick? A person capable of planning the Christchurch mosque attacks so methodically may well have mapped the last public chapter, too. By saying little and expressing no real remorse, …

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In COVID’s shadow, global terrorism goes quiet. But we have seen this before, and should be wary

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Alaa Al-Marjani/AAP Greg Barton, Deakin University Have we flattened the curve of global terrorism? In our COVID-19-obsessed news cycle stories about terrorism and terrorist attacks have largely disappeared. We now, though, understand a little more about how pandemics work. And ironically, long before the current pandemic, the language of epidemiology proved helpful in understanding by analogy the way in which …

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