Last updated on October 25, 2019
Some nations are”abusing” the definition of terrorism to advance their own domestic targets by calling terrorists in a different state”freedom fighters” and encouraging thema Chinese general from a major People’s Liberation Army (PLA) university has stated.
“To complicate things, some nations are abusing the definition of terrorism and counterterrorism mechanics to progress their own national objectives. Terrorists in 1 country may be considered’freedom fighters’ and receive support from the other,” Wang was quoted as saying by the state websites.
“If we can not have a frequent comprehension of exactly what a terrorist is, the future of international counterterrorism efforts will be exceedingly hard,” Wang added.
Wang,” according to the state-run China Daily newspaper, proposed states should devise a stronger consensus against terrorists’ actions against humanity and their use of violence to advance their own objectives.
Wang named four nations where terrorists were enlarging their existence — Turkey, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia. He didn’t mention Pakistan.
New Delhi has always said Pakistan is the hotbed of cyber warfare and is coaching and helping terrorists to carry out strikes in India.
“In 2017, the planet endured around 8,580 terrorist attacks, resulting in over 18,700 deaths,” Wang explained.
“So far this season, there were about 1,545 terrorist attacks and 6,825 fatalities across the globe,” the news report stated.
“Terrorists are increasingly becoming more globalised, internet-savvy and younger,” Wang said, adding:”This presents serious challenges to international counterterrorism campaigns because terrorists are increasingly getting more scattered and evasive, and they’re able to carry out surprise attacks in a vast selection of places”.
Leading General RPS Bhadauria, from New Delhi’s United Service Institution of India, stated the societal and mental makeup of a terrorist is very complicated, with lots of new recruits being well-educated and middle-class childhood – demographic traits traditionally believed to be susceptible to extremist ideals.
“We could kill a terrorist, but what we actually have to do is kill the thought behind the terrorist,” Bhadauria was quoted as saying in the discussion by China Daily.