Words matter- ASIO ditches right-wing and Islamic

2022-04-05
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'Words matter': ASIO ditches 'right-wing' and 'Islamic' extremism labels as it changes its language on terror - Today News Post News Today || Headlines Today

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) will stop referring to “right-wing extremism” and “Islamic extremism” to talk about violent threats, saying the labels are “no longer fit for purpose”.0a6f3987-cf5a-4fcf-9904-f23652e206ee?

Delivering his second Annual Threat Assessment in Canberra, ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess also revealed violent extremists and foreign spies have posed new online challenges during the coronavirus pandemicresponse framework.?

From Wednesday, ASIO will start referring to “ideologically motivated violent extremism” and “religiously motivated violent extremism” –s rolling file?two umbrella categories that better describe the phenomena security agencies are seeing, Mr Burgess said.?

“Words matter. They can be very powerful in how they frame an issue and how they make people think about issues.”?

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