Tag: Terrorism

Isn’t propaganda great? But it can be misleading!

This is the third claim connecting the deadly Canadian attack to IS, but there is still no evidence that the gunman acted on behalf of any organizations.

Does the fear of terrorism outweigh the actual threat level?

Can we really put a dent in those who radicalize to violence and execute terrorist acts?

How much airport security is too much?

Why we are not going to get less airport security and may even get more, as hard as that may be to believe.

How to prevent vehicular terrorist attacks – maybe

One thing that is confounding police and intelligence agencies the world over is what to do about car rammings/vehicular terrorist attacks.

Terrorism in Africa 20 years after the Nairobi/Dar es Salaam bombings

We tend to associate significance to anniversaries and in that light I’d like to weigh in on terrorism in Africa today. Are things any better? Any worse? Let’s look at what is happening across Africa.

Contrary to accepted wisdom, terrorism CAN be detected early enough to prevent

A recent FBI study on active shooters has concluded solidly that ''In the weeks and months before an attack, many active shooters engage in behaviors that may signal impending violence''.

Finally some data about the mental health-terrorism link

The presence of symptoms of a mental disorder will only ever be one of many factors in an individual’s movement toward radicalization.

How reliable are terrorist ‘defectors’?

Why many countries believe that everyone, regardless of the offence they committed, even a terrorist, deserves a second chance.

The damned if you do damned if you don’t problem with CVE

If we want to reduce the number of terrorist attacks, we need to have agencies other than security services and law enforcement talking to and listening to communities.

The problem with terrorism ‘expertise’

When you listen to a self-styled expert on terrorism, check out why they are so. What have they written? Where do they get their information from? Why are they offering comment?

Why it is important to reserve judgment on the Toronto attack

I learned a long time ago that to be accurate and to do true analysis you need intelligence and/or information to make a judgment and we do not have that yet.

What John Cleese taught me about terrorism

Is there a link between Month Python and terrorism? Surely not... But when you think about it... An analysis by Phil Gurski.