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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.

Related events

May 17, 2018

Terrorist Structures in Europe - Front Organizations, Financing, Propaganda and Recruitment

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the CSU Brussels, in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD), co-hosted a working breakfast in the European Parliament entitled “Terrorist Structures in Europe -...
September 28, 2016

Security in the Age of Terrorism

Now that Europe has entered the "age of terrorism“, it is time to hold our breath for a second and take stock. Suddenly we Europeans are learning what it means to live under threat and fear. We are forced to get used to...
June 21, 2016

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Balancing Security Versus Liberty in the Age of Global Terrorism

The AJC Transatlantic Institute partnered with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe for our latest Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: “Balancing Security Versus Liberty in the Age of Global Terrorism.” The discussion...

Media

26/07/2013

Finally, EU Makes Hezbollah Pay for Terror in Europe

By Daniel Schwammenthal

Fox News

26 July 2013

"We are all Hezbollah now...

24/07/2013

EU and Hezbollah: Half a Loaf is Far Better Than No Loaf

By David Harris

Jerusalem Post

The European Union has now designated the “military wing” of Hezbollah as a terrorist...

22/07/2013

AJC Transatlantic Institute Welcomes the EU's Designation of Hezbollah's Military Wing

22 July 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed the decision of the European Union at today’s Foreign Affairs Council to list the “military wing” of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

"Today’s decision by EU Foreign...

17/07/2013

AJC Transatlantic Institute Calls for EU Action Against Hezbollah, One Year After Burgas Attack

17 July 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute called on the European Union to finally take punitive measures against the terror group Hezbollah one year after the horrid attack in Burgas, Bulgaria, which killed six and injured 32.

“It...

17/07/2013

Daniel Schwammenthal “Live From…” the European Council in Brussels

EU Foreign Ministers will meet on Monday, July 22, 2013 in the European Council building to discuss whether or not to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. Speaking from in front of that building just one day before the first anniversary of that horrific attack,...

19/03/2013

Palestinian Donor Money Must Not Reward Terrorists

19 March 2013 -- Brussels -- The AJC Transatlantic Institute calls on the European Union and other donors to the Palestinian Authority to investigate how aid is spent to ensure it is not being used to reward terrorists.

The Ad Hoc Liaison...

28/02/2013

Daniel Schwammenthal "Live From..." the European Council in Brussels

Last week, the EU Foreign Ministers met during the Foreign Affairs Council to discuss, among other topics, the Bulgarian report holding Hezbollah responsible for last July's terror attack in Burgas. Despite the report, the EU continued in its refusal to take action against...

28/02/2013

Counterpoint: The Burgas Investigation After The Bulgarian Government Collapse

On 20 February 2013, the government of Bulgaria resigned. Having just released the initial findings of the investigation into last summer's terror attack in Burgas, which pointed the finger at Hezbollah, what would the impact be on the report? Would the EU still take action...

26/02/2013

AJC Urges EU to Follow Netherlands' Call for Action Against Hezbollah

February 26, 2013 -- New York -- AJC praised the Netherlands for its efforts to convince the 27-member European Union to add Hezbollah to the Brussels-based group's terrorism list.

The Netherlands first declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization...