Self-radicalisation and the terrorism expert

To accompany last month’s word of the month, “culvert”, comes a term from the Home Team, and it is “self-radicalisation”.

I’ve been swamped with work lately, and have only caught snippets of what this ‘self-radicalisation’ means in today’s internet and new media age.

Apparently, something to do with surfing bad stuff on the net that makes you want to radicalise yourself. (Back in my day, we self-radicalised to less high tech things like Playboy and Hustler).

But the funnier thing to me in all this is that in nearly 9 years since 9/11, our nation’s trusted news sources have continued to call on a self-professed terrorism expert whose opinions have been pilloried elsewhere, for various reasons.

I dunno. Maybe in our country, we don’t hear alarm bells very well.

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