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Hate crimes after a terrorist attack usually target people from the terrorist’s background. But the Christchurch mosque shootings led to a surge in abuse directed at victims of the attacks.
South Tower being hit during the 9/11 attacks. The events of September 11 2001 has significantly shaped American attitudes and actions towards fighting terrorism, surveilling citizens and othering outsiders.
Though more consequences are likely to develop in the post-9/11 era, the war on terror, heightened government surveillance and Islamophobia are notable legacies of this early 21st century tragedy.
Syrian airstrike survivors.
Warning Syrians of approaching airstrikes via social media is helping save lives.
People protest the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 26, 2018.
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Terrorists are wealthy. They’re poor. They’re Christian. They’re atheists. They come from all over. That’s why US counterterrorism efforts must be more nuanced than just barring Muslims.
The image of Indonesia as home of moderate Muslims has come into question following terrorist attacks last month during which members of three pro-ISIS families tried to carry out separate but coordinated suicide bombings.
Indonesia has worked hard to block homegrown terrorist cells, but the involvement of children as suicide bombers in recent attacks has raised concerns that de-radicalisation programmes aren’t working.
Mubin Shaikh, a Toronto-born de-radicalization expert, speaks during a counter-terrorism event in Germany in May 2015.
No country is immune to terrorism, but de-radicalizing people who have been attracted to terrorist organizations like ISIS can work.