24 March 2015
As pressure increased on the Indonesian government to take action, it called experts to a conference on how to tackle IS and terrorism.
A security consultant speaking at the conference warned terrorism now posed a bigger global threat than when the World Trade Centre was attacked in New York.
…Singapore based terrorism expert Professor Rohan Gunaratna agreed Islamic State’s social media strategy was one of its strongest weapons.
He also blamed western intervention in the Middle East for creating an environment for terrorist groups.
But he told the anti-terrorism conference he had faith in Indonesia’s ability to again crush terrorist networks, as it had done since the 2002 Bali bombings and 2004 Jakarta embassy attacks.
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
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