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Terrorism & Radicalism

Countering Global Terrorism and Exposing the Islamist Ideology.

Terrorism and its underlying Islamist ideology pose a civilizational challenge to the West and Europe in particular. Beyond the immediate security threat of mass casualty attacks, the worldview inspiring terrorism constitutes also a major obstacle to the integration of immigrant communities.

A successful counter-terrorism strategy is therefore not only a matter of improving police and intelligence work, as important as those tasks are, but also requires an effective counter-radicalization strategy.

To defeat terrorism and its underlying worldview we can’t though focus only on violent extremism but must also tackle those groups that may officially reject violence and yet still propagate goals and values that are incompatible with our liberal democracies. It is their views and ideas that lead to the creation of parallel societies, thus undermining social cohesion, and prepare the ideological groundwork for the jihadis.

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Palestinian Terrorist Leila Khaled at EU Parliament Glorifies Terrorism

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09/28/2016

Jan Jambon Discusses Israel's Support to Belgium after the 2016 Brussels Attacks

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05/03/2016

Video: Dr. Peter Spoor on EU-Israel Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Dr. Peter Spoor, Advisor to EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, discusses the deepening cooperation between the EU and Israel on combating terrorism. The interview was filmed on the sidelines of the European-Israeli Dialogue on National Security and Regional Stability on 3 May...

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Video: Yoram Schweitzer discusses the need to ban Hezbollah

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04/21/2016

Video: Squaring the Circle - Migrants, Integration and Values

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03/22/2016

Brussels Attacks: Daniel Schwammenthal interviewed on Sky News

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11/25/2015

Letter from a City on Lockdown

By Daniel Schwammenthal

POLITICO.EU

25 November 2015

BRUSSELS — You...