‘Mutant jihadism’ spreading throughout borders and on-line: EU’s anti-terrorism coordinator | EUROtoday

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Five years after the autumn of the so-called Islamic State caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the EU’s anti-terrorism coordinator sees a extra diffuse menace, coming from many alternative instructions and spreading on-line. This is what Bartjan Wegter calls “mutant jihadism”. With FRANCE 24’s Armen Georgian, he discusses Afghanistan, IS-KP (Islamic State – Khorasan Province), and the way the French authorities try to make the upcoming Olympic video games safe – efforts that Wegter praises as “impressive”. Wegter admits that extra must be accomplished to sort out what he calls “borderline content” on-line that is likely to be inciting hatred and fuelling people’ radicalisation. He additionally attracts consideration to new types of terrorist financing equivalent to cryptocurrencies – one thing that the EU and nationwide authorities ought to preserve a detailed eye on, he says.

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