FrontLine Safety & Security 2013: ISSUE 2

Discussing the need for a national strategy that proactively addresses terrorism by emphasizing a community-based approach to preventing home grown radicalization and also to facilitate “deradicalization” efforts at home.

The threat comes from people who hold extremist and unyielding beliefs that their version of Islam calls for the submission of the world to its dictates and that killing those who oppose or resist is obligatory. We must never lose sight of this basic truth.

Lone wolf terrorism is the fastest-growing kind of terrorism. The lone wolf attacker has become the contemporary norm. ­Individuals have latched onto the Internet as the principal means of communication with extremists.

The policing of terrorism involving the practices initiated by criminal law enforcement agencies in the fight against terrorism, both at home and abroad, has been a traditionally neglected area of investigation among scholars, policy analysts, and the general public alike.

It’s time we stop taking dated approaches of continually increasing taxes that only prompts further black market activity and approach the subject anew.

The United Kingdom’s response to terrorism has been shaped by the various threats it has faced during the 20th century – from Russian anarchists, Irish republicans, Middle Eastern groups, to the supporters of causes such as animal rights. However, an ongoing and serious terrorist threat to Northern Ireland remains. Currently, the UK assesses its most significant risk to national security as that from terrorism ­associated with and influenced by al-Qaeda.

The irony of cell phone innovations is that they have equally altered the ease with which criminal and terrorist organizations operate, and thus enhanced their ability to threaten national security.

Dealing with terrorism in a Globally connected world.