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Combat terrorism

Looking for protection

Terrorism is a difficult to identify enemy of all societies. A world which does not fit into their ideology, encourages people to change the world. This can be achieved through political means, or move to a more suitable environment your ideology, or cause others to take your ideology on a gentle or malignant way. The latter we call terrorism, pressing your ideology on an anarchic way by using violence and disrupting society. Terrorists are often so convinced, that they see only one truth and are therefore difficult to influence by other ideologies. Terrorism is timeless.

destruction by violence

The phenomenon: Terrorism

Terrorists are often so convinced that for them there is only one truth and they are therefore difficult to influence for other ideologies. Terrorism is of all times, only in recent years with the attention of international media and the ability to penetrate every living room via the internet have terrorists become assassins. Disrupt society by sowing fear, by infiltrating communities, by damaging the foundations of a state.

Here is an illustration of Moghaddam Staircase to Terrorism with suggested processes and theories about each step.

An illustration of Moghaddam’s Staircase to Terrorism with proposed processes and theories on each step.

Hybrid attacks

Terrorist organizations try to disrupt the country with hybrid attacks (multiple types of attacks), see drawing opposite. In response to this, counterterrorism calls for a counter-hybrid approach. In which the most important task is reserved for influencing behavior.

  1. Engage awareness processes for possible terrorist groups regarding the strength of the ideology and the impact of the act;
  2. To communicate clear truths to society, on which people can navigate and make decisions.
hybrid attacks

Knowledge sharing

Sharing information

Innovation challenges

Innovation topics
  • Increase technology to detect anomalies of normal patterns in society;
  • Instruct people to watch for abnormal behavior and get help quickly;
  • Create an infrastructure for fast upscaling and information sharing if something really goes wrong.