July 26, 2011 – In today’s National Post, Alex Wilner discusses how “it would be a mistake to reprioritize counterterrorism efforts, despite last week’s outrage in Oslo”. An excerpt below:
The coming weeks will bring us fresh analysis of Europe’s nationalist movements. And following Osama bin Laden’s elimination and in light of the transformation sweeping the Arab world, some of that analysis will suggest that the threat of al-Qaeda-inspired violence has been overshadowed by right-wing violence.
It would be a mistake, however, to use Oslo to shift attention away from al-Qaeda. While the organization has been weakened, we shouldn’t underestimate its ability to recover.
Alex Wilner is a fellow at MLI and senior researcher at the Centre for Securities Studies in Zurich
Read more the full article below:
Alex Wilner: Don’t let the fight against al-Qaeda become old news after Norway