The balance of the safety argument is for leaving. But neither referendum outcome will dampen the fanaticism of our home-grown extremists.
Posts Tagged: counter-terrorism
Technical security, good intelligence and confidence in our values saw us through against communism. We need all of them to see the West through this again.
But we must only consider them at the right time, and only when we know some facts, not as a tasteless kneejerk.
If you deny its causes, you cannot put forward a meaningful vision of the way forward.
The case for attacking ISIS there will vary. That for tackling Islamist extremism here does not.
Few leaders on the continental mainland have the understanding and the political will to take the measures that are needed to protect their citizens.
We must work with our European friends to stop these killings anywhere these murderers plan them.
By attaching special, frightening labels to criminal acts, we are putting propaganda tools into the hands of our enemies.
They attack an imaginary Government strategy, which is of course easier than attacking the real one.
The ANC government has turned a blind eye to terrorist groups since the 1990s, and is endangering both its neighbours and its own citizens.
The reason for the defensive reaction displayed arises from a lack of confidence regarding the status of Islam in Britain and other liberal societies.
Parvez Akhtar: The Government’s counter-terrorism legislation is a chance to win back control of Islam from extremists
The vocal minority who try to hijack a peaceful religion must be challenged.
Baroness Warsi: The way to build British values is to bring people together – not to isolate, ban, and silence them
The former Party Chairman argues that our pursuit of tolerance must not itself be intolerant.
Studying the reasons why terrorists kill must never be confused with justifying their decision to do so.
The balance of the argument is strongly against them. But this might change – and there are few absolutes when the balance of liberty and security is weighed.