Liam Duffy

Why police shouldn’t stop using the term ‘Islamist terrorism’

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The Times has revealed today that counter-terror police officers are considering dropping the term ‘Islamism’ to describe terror attacks motivated by Islam. If it feels like we’ve been here before, we have. Ever since Islamist terror hit the West in  September 2001, the circular debates over the correct way to describe terrorists has been a near-constant distraction.

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