Why the proposed Anti-Terrorism Law will lead to wrongful arrests and more violence

The proposed Anti-Terrorism Law views the problem of terrorism purely through a security lens. International Alert is not against enacting a law that would eradicate terrorism. Our decades-long peacebuilding work, however, has shown that addressing the root causes of violence require a comprehensive approach that involves addressing conflict drivers and building communities resilient to the lure of recruitment – none of which were mentioned in the bill.   Read this briefer that explains and provides data explaining why the proposed Anti-Terrorism Law will lead to wrongful arrests and more violence. Muslims have long suffered the brunt of systemic discrimination that…Read more