'Terrorism is Terrorism' The Christchurch Terror Attack from an Israeli CT Perspective   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "On Friday 15 March 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand, 50 people were murdered and dozens more injured in one of the most severe terror attacks in the Southern Hemisphere in the 21st century. Most of the victims were Muslim immigrants and refugees who came to New Zealand from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia or India. Unlike many of the terror attacks perpetrated globally in the past few decades, the attacker was not an Islamist jihadist terrorist but rather a Christian Australian who was motivated by an extreme right-wing racist ideology. This report examines the different phases of the attack, its similarities to and differences from Islamic jihadist terror attacks, and the lessons to be learned for preventing, thwarting and managing such attacks, based on Israeli counterterrorism (CT) experience."

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