Thursday, March 31, 2016

Malaysia Sees Social Media as Real-World Front in Terror War

While Malaysia has the legal recourse to combat real-world terrorism - such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, or Sosma - on top of nascent counter-radicalisation and counter-ideological efforts, Kuala Lumpur cannot ignore the thousands among its citizens who believe that they are contributing to ISIS' cause through their online "ribat", or guarding of military frontiers. There is an urgent need for these online radicals to be engaged in counter-narratives, for theirs is but a small step away from real-world militancy.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/urgent-need-to-counter-malaysias-cyber-isis

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