Left Foot Forward
Increased surveillance alone will not stop terrorism
While law enforcement should have the appropriate tools to investigate, disrupt and prosecute cyber criminals, it is equally important to couple current and future regulation on surveillance with monitoring the use of the Internet by IS and other extremist organisations to spread unwanted and potentially dangerous ideologies and narratives internationally.
Recent comments by ex-MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller that Blair’s anti-jihadist program has failed reveal that counter-radicalisation has to be led by both moderate Muslims and the state. Quilliam’s focus on challenging extremism of all kinds recognises that the shape of terrorism is less important than its component roots, writes Nikita Malik for Left Foot Forward.
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