The Director General
Welcome to the newly enhanced website of the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia
“To be a regional centre of excellence in training and research on counter-terrorism”
This article will firstly, attempt the aforementioned task. Second, it will also draw attention to the importance of cognitive extremism as a potential precursor to violent extremism. Third, the article will then identify the key supporting factors that help turn cognitive extremism violent, and finally, the piece will explore possible early warning indicators of the shift from cognitive to violent extremism.
It might come as a surprise to those concerned about a growing militancy in Pakistan that most of the people in the country believe that the Taliban and Al Qaeda are not doing any service to Islam. According to the findings of a recent survey by Pew Research Center, support for terrorism among Pakistanis is much lower compared to that in other Muslims states. The people of Pakistan are concerned about a rise in extremism linked to religion.
This monograph, written by Thomas Koruth Samuel, studies the issue of the dynamics of youth and terrorism, paying close attention to the methods used by terrorist to entice the youth, the message or the narrative of the terrorists and the possible counter-narrative that could be subsequently developed.
Read about its definition and framework in SEARCCT'S Selection of Articles Volume 1/2013. This paper written by Zahri Yunus, Rabiah Ahmad and Noor Azwa Azreen proposes a framework describing the core components of cyber terrorism. The framework futher defines cyber terrorism from six persepectives.