Fight­ing ter­ror­ism

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The an­niver­sary of the 1992 killing by Novem­ber 17 of 22-year-old Thana­sis Axar­lian re­minds us how stamp­ing out ter­ror­ism should be a key na­tional goal. Its ex­is­tence is some­thing we’ve paid for very dearly. The ex­tremely toxic cli­mate that has been cre­ated in the pub­lic di­a­logue and tol­er­ance by suc­ces­sive gov­ern­ments for the per­pe­tra­tors of vi­o­lence and law­less­ness fos­ters, un­for­tu­nately, a new gen­er­a­tion of ter­ror­ists. So long as po­lit­i­cal chiefs do not al­low – for in­ex­pli­ca­ble rea­sons – the com­pe­tent au­thor­i­ties to do their jobs, to more ef­fec­tively fight against the scourge of ter­ror­ism, the risk that we will see more peo­ple be­come vic­tims of ter­ror­ism con­tin­ues to be high. The at­tack on for­mer prime min­is­ter Lu­cas Pa­pade­mos opened our eyes to the fact that this danger is still very much a thing of the present. Un­for­tu­nately, it did not do so for the prime min­is­ter or his gov­ern­ment.

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