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How can a terrorist group that never went away ‘rise again’?

Governments have an unfortunate habit of declaring terrorist groups ‘defeated’ when that is not at all true: ISIS is a good example

Episode 210 – ISIS never left us, and that is not good news

The atrocities committed by ISIS in the 2010s are legion: massacres, the attempted genocide of the Yazidi people, public executions, sexual slavery, the list goes on and on. And yet, we have been led to believe that ISIS was ‘defeated’ as of 2019 (ex US President Donald Trump used the phrase ‘totally defeated’). Recent acts in many countries, including an attack on a Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey claimed by ISIS put this notion in doubt. What is the ISIS threat to the world, and more narrowly to Europe? A conversation with Lorenzo Vidino of the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University.

Is the Islamic State still a threat to Europe? | Euronews

About my guest

Dr. Lorenzo Vidino is the Director of the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University and a specialist on Islamism in Europe and North America. His research over the past 20 years has focused on the mobilization dynamics of jihadist networks in the West; governmental counter-radicalization policies; and the activities of Muslim Brotherhood-inspired organizations in the West. He is the author of several books and numerous articles, has testified before the U.S. Congress and other parliaments, and in 2016, was appointed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as Coordinator of the National Commission on Jihadist Radicalization.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.