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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / From the PressEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsTalk from streetDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPHarmful labeling of terrorists(China Daily) Updated:2016-06-17 07:36Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallPolicemen stand guard near the site of the killing of a police officer in Magnanville in suburban Paris, France, on June 14, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]Shortly after a gunman shot dead 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a French police officer and his partner were stabbed to death on the outskirts of Paris on Monday by a person who reportedly claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group.
When the United States dropped tons of bombs on Afghanistan and Iraq, many people believed that what the US was engaged in was warfare in which victory could be achieved by destroying the physical headquarters of the terrorists. But 15 years have passed and final victory against terrorism remains remote. The organized large-scale terrorism attacks have given way to smaller-scale ones by individuals or small groups of killers that are harder to prevent.
The Western media often see different beliefs and values as the motives behind such attacks. However, such kind of ideological labeling does not help prevent future attacks and instead may only drive those with extreme mindsets closer, so they can act together. This is exactly what terrorist organizations like the IS pursue.
To define a society as liberal or non-liberal means double standards are being used to “identify” terrorists. For Western countries and countries with political models different from the West, the motives behind the terror attacks against them are always interpreted differently. That explains why the anti-terrorism operations launched by some developing countries such as China are often denounced by some Western media as “violent suppression” of particular ethnic groups.
The reason why terrorists are called terrorists is not because of their different religions, nationalities or races, but because their acts have breached the moral bottom line of human society.The latest lone wolf attacks in the US and France highlight the need for more global anti-terror cooperation. However, demarcating anti-terror activities in different countries based on ideologies only hampers global cooperation against terrorism.–Global Times Chinese Edition0Related StoriesTwo French police killed in attack claimed by Islamic StateKiller of French police identified as man linked with ISThree people were killed in Wednesdays raid by French policeRaids by French police net arrestsMost Viewed Todays Top NewsHarmful labeling of terroristsBalancing the polices need to check IDs with peoples rightsIACC should give Alibaba a second chance in crackdown on fakesUS rail deal termination a valuable lessonTribunal proceedings on Manilas claims flawedForum TrendsWho cares for left-behind children?Do Chinese women obsess over foreign men?Why is e-commerce so successful in China?Is it rude to eat on mass transit?Tips to manage stress when studying abroadWhy are Chinese students heading to the US?Should investment lessons be mandatory?ColumnistsRacism comes out in the washGo against the grain to reap investment dividendsFeatured ContributorsTurnball highlights China-Australia FTA as a valuable assetBloody curtain rising to greet US first-ever presidentStar BloggersMy best friend in China: 35th anniversary of China Daily By subeChina Daily is like a friend who stays with me in every mood in my life. If I am happy, I can write a blog and if I am upset, I can enjoy what others have said and let my feelings go away.China Daily, 35 years on: my memories By aixiI first discovered China Daily a few years ago. It was my first visit to China, and I was waiting for my tour guide to arrive.My vision for a smog-free China By eddieturksonI’ve lived in China for quite a considerable time including my graduate school years, travelled and worked in a few cities and still choose my destination taking into consideration the density of smog or PM2.5 particulate matter in the region.SpecialMy China Story MeetupChina Daily, 35 years on: your memoriesPositive energy Leifeng laowai story…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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