The disturbing practice of calling opposition groups and politicians terrorists is not only unhelpful but conducive to the undermining of democracy.
The war on terrorism has led to an over-dependence on military tactics and analyses on ways to counter it. Time to retire this term.
When terrorism is applied to all kinds of criminal offences perhaps it is time to remove it from the criminal code: charges can be laid in other ways.
Sometimes the need to ensure public safety and national security require ‘taking the ugly date to the dance’.
When you call it a ‘war on terrorism’ you’d expect a military role, no? But is it the best approach?
Those who advocate or not so subtly justify the use of violence by environmental activists are terrorists, pure and simple.
Recent initiatives in Western countries like Canada to eschew terms like Islamist terrorism are nothing more than useless and counterproductive bureaucratic exercises.
When terrorists become rulers
Bringing in (former) terrorists to run nations is generally a very bad idea: terrorist groups are not even remotely qualified to do so.
Life sentences for terrorism are appropriate. Why does the Canadian justice system fail to appreciate this very simple concept?
Are mental illness and violent extremism necessarily mutually exclusive? Can an individual suffer from some kind of psychological disorder and still be a terrorist?