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Jakarta Post

Measuring global response against far-right terrorism

  • Ahmad Bawazir


Jakarta   /   Fri, November 27 2020   /  01:00 am
Remembrance: People walk past flowers and tributes displayed in memory of the twin mosque massacre victims outside the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch on March 29, 2019. About 50 lives were lost in the mosque shootings in Christchurch. (AFP/Sanka Vidanagama)

The world, through the United Nation Security Council (UNSC), has up to this point only designated al-Qaeda, Islamic State (IS) and Taliban as terrorists groups and individuals associated with them as terrorists. Are there any other?  The Christchurch mosque shooting in 2019, which claimed 51 lives and injured many others, served as a wake-up call to the world about the seriousness of right-wing or far-right terrorism. The attacks by right-wing terrorists often take place in western countries with a high number of casualties. Apparently, the growing trend of far-right terrorism has not received adequate attention from the global counterterrorism police and the United Nations Security Council, although several governments, such as New Zealand and the United States, have referred to the acts as “terrorism”. Until now, UN member states have been unable to agree on ...