Britain Refuses to Accept How Terrorists Really Work

Cockburn, Patrick

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  12/06/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20834

Self-interest is motive for the British government's portrayal of terrorism as essentially home-grown cancers within the Muslim community.



A big mistake in British anti-terrorist strategy is to pretend that terrorism by extreme Salafi-jihadi movements can be detected and eliminated within the confines of the UK. The inspiration and organisation for terrorist attacks comes from the Middle East and particularly from Isis base areas in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Their terrorism will not end so long as these monstrous but effective movements continue to exist. That said, counter-terrorism within the UK is much weaker than it need be.
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