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The media and 'experts' in terrorism

This article was first published on Discover Society

When Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, advised staff not to use the term ‘terrorist’, he excited a ripple of (mostly) disapproving comment in the press. The BBC was ‘branded “mad” by critics‘ in the Daily Mail. But Kafala was only reaffirming a longstanding BBC policy ...

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Misinformed expert or misinformation network?

Terrorism "expert" Steve Emerson is more than a comic buffoon. His claims about no-go zones for non-Muslims in European cities are just part of a wealthy network spreading Islamophobia across the west.

On Sunday, the veteran terrorism expert Steven Emerson appeared on Fox News to discuss Europe's Muslim population and claimed that Birmingham was ...

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Spying on academics will not help fight terrorism

Universities in this country are under increased pressure to share information about the activities of students and staff whether for immigration purposes, in relation to activism on campus or even in relation to academic research projects that might touch on issues to do with political violence.

Guidance to universities on how to handle “security sensitive ...

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