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Repeat after me: thou shall not kill!

Why is it that so many so-called ‘religious’ terrorists seem to ignore the very tenets against murder that their religions explicitly espouse?

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Hate and terrorism are not synonymous

Calling all serious hate-motivated violent crime ‘terrorism’ is unnecessary, unhelpful and problematic: we need to stop doing this

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Hurry up culture does not help understand terrorism or acts of mass violence

The reason for the cowardly attack in London (ON) on June 6 is yet to be determined; calling it terrorism prematurely is not helpful

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Why the death of a terrorist group leader may not be as big as it seems

Killing a person is relatively straightforward: killing an idea less so.

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There is more than enough blame on both sides for the ongoing violence in Israel/Palestine

The sovereign right to protect one’s nation from terrorists should not include methods that just create the conditions for more terrorism.

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Are we REALLY seeing the end of global Islamist terrorism?

Reports that global Islamist terrorism is on the wane are inaccurate and dangerous: we have to keep our eye on this international security threat

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Are we entering a new ‘threat wave’?

How many things go ‘bump in the night’ and how many can we keep an eye on?

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Religious extremism is making COVID worse in India

Hindu fundamentalism and extremism in India are complicating efforts to control COVID-19 and leading to unnecessary deaths

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Islamist terrorism is real but some responses to it are bad

States have a need and a duty to combat terrorism on their soil but this does not mean that every method of doing so is a good idea.

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Mass shootings are terrifying, but are they all ‘terrorism’?

We have ‘terrorism on the brain’ and vested interests are using any excuse to label all acts of violence committed by any group as terrorist