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IT development facilitates terrorists` regeneration: Sociologist
ANTARA News ^ | 12-14-11

Posted on 12/14/2011 9:50:48 AM PST by bayouranger

Development of Information Technology (IT) is facilitating the regeneration of terrorists and thus compounding the fight against terrorism, a sociologist here said.

New terrorist cells have become difficult to detect or identify because they were formed with the aid of information technology, said Najib Azca, a professor of sociology with Gadjah Mada University here on Wednesday.

"Just by uploading a provocative video on the slaughter of Muslims into a web, radicals can persuade other people to join their jihad." Najib said at a national seminar themed "Violence, Radicalism and Peace Building Efforts in Indonesia."

It was now becoming easier and easier for terrorists to spread their ideology by recruiting new members among the younger generation using Information Technology, he said.

Terrorist acts today could no longer be instantly attributed to old actors or networks because new actors or networks had come into existence making the task of identifying and catching the perpetrators more difficult and requiring the hard work of all the parties concerned, he said.

One strategy that could be applied to counter terrorism was conducting anti-violence narration campaigns such as were being done by many social movements, he said.

According to International Relations professor from Gadjah Mada University Ali Muhammad, Indonesia tends to use persuasive ways to counter terrorism.

The persuasive approach was a war against terrorists` extreme ideas and preventing the spread of the virus of terrorist notions.

"This ideological approach is commonly used to prevent radicalism with the support of more moderate Islamic community organizations," he said.

The Indonesian government has used de-radicalism to terrorist convicts in prison through the role of more moderate clerics.

Besides, non-persuasive approach used by the government is physically a war against terrorism by disconnecting their network, structural organization network, flow of funds and logistics for terrorist operations.

According to Ali, Indonesia is using more persuasive approaches to resolve terrorist acts.

"The approach used in each country is different, Malaysia uses a nonpersuasive approach," he said.(*)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; it; jihad; koranimals
1st thing: Never trust any koranimal from that lousy tsunami breaker of a failed island when they discuss islam or terrorism.

Here's there police force shaving off mohawks of teens who wanted to go see a rock concert since that's harem to the koranimals.

Yeah, I know I forgot the BarfCon1 alert.

1 posted on 12/14/2011 9:50:57 AM PST by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

Where’s their beards?


2 posted on 12/14/2011 9:53:37 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: bayouranger

Terrorism?

SAP has a module for that...


3 posted on 12/14/2011 11:27:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bayouranger
"Just by uploading a provocative video on the slaughter of Muslims into a web, radicals can persuade other people to join their jihad." Najib said at a national seminar themed "Violence, Radicalism and Peace Building Efforts in Indonesia."

Where do they get video of the slaughter of Muslims except when the slaughter is done by other Muslims?

4 posted on 12/14/2011 11:33:09 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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