Deaths in Paris : refining the post-9/11 model
James, M. Dorsey
Date of Issue2015
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Underlying the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine is a far greater threat than the brutalising of freedom of expression. Western leaders and security agencies too often fall into and create a vicious cycle modelled on the 9/11 attacks in the US: A Muslim community that rejects violence is put on the defensive. The upshot is polarisation that breeds radicalisation.
RSIS Commentaries, 009-15
Nanyang Technological University