Disrupting the Ecosystem of Extremism

(Jerusalem Post) Ron Prosor - Terrorism is rooted in hate, watered with instability and state support, and then planted in the next generation. Every roadside bombing, every suicide attack, and every act of terrorism begins with words and thoughts of hate. It begins with al-Qaeda websites that turn suicide bombers into jihadi celebrities. It begins with Hizbullah summer camps that use arts and crafts to glorify martyrdom and teach bombmaking skills to children. True counterterrorism must begin to disrupt the ecosystem of extremism in which terror thrives. It means advancing education that teaches peace, not hate, and mutual understanding, not martyrdom. It means speaking out against incitement and all forms of terrorism, even when it is politically inconvenient. The writer is Israel's ambassador to the UN.

2013-01-25 00:00:00

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