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Why framing terrorism as a Western problem is completely problematic

HIGHLIGHT - There are many victims of terrorism carried out in the name of Allah and the prophet Muhammad, but none more so than people of the Muslim faith. Yet, dangerous media and political rhetoric that fuel islamophobia as a response to terrorism in the West remain, and contribute to a vicious cycle of radicalisation.

The solution to terrorism cannot not lie in the actions of any one government or in actions devised by Western governments alone. If Western governments by themselves devise only militaristic and criminal formulae for curbing terrorism which they then attempt to impose on the rest of the world, those formulae won’t work.

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