Many people turn to religion in times of need. Some of the practices advocated by a few religious leaders are unhelpful and will aid in the spread of the COVId-19 virus. This too is religious extremism.
We see our intelligence sector as there to protect us from threats like terrorism and foreign espionage – what about pandemics?
Intelligence agencies really should have more of a dialogue with those who support them financially, i.e. the taxpayers/citizens.
COVID-19 is scary, very scary. We know that it is spread from person to person. So if a person spreads it deliberately can/should that person be charged with ‘terrorism’?
Pandemics like COVID-19 lead to fear… and to some wacky – but dangerous – conspiracy theories.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, we are seeing worrisome examples of religious people holding extreme views and engaging in religious practices which could make this situation worse.
In this time of COVID-19 we have enough to worry about without freaking out about terrorism.
Terrorist groups are threatening to carry out terrorism during the COVID-19 crisis. How realistic is this and, more importantly, how afraid should we be in light of terrorist propaganda?
As the world obsesses about COVID-19 could terrorists take advantage of our lack of focus? Will we see more terrorist attacks? If so, which groups will be most active?
We are all worried about COVID-19 but does it constitute a ‘national security’ or a ‘public safety’ threat? How does it compare to terrorism? Have a listen!