In a speech held by the former Prime Minister of England David Cameron in 2012 at the Munich Security Conference, Cameron talks about the importance of security and prevention of terrorist attacks from foreign and from your own citizens.
Cameron also talks about the difference between Islam and Islamic extremist. It was here he clearly states that the importance of the distinction between the two, is as stated that Islam is known as the religion of peace, and Islamic extremism is a political ideology. As he continued with saying that terrorism isn’t exclusively connected to any ethnic group or religion.
David Cameron also came up with a few solutions for terrorism. His argument was that there are many different reasons that someone wants to make I extreme act, to send a message. And therefore his solution was that we have to make stronger societies and identities at home, and by a ripple effect it will make it possible for immigrants to make our country, theirs. For this reason, he believes in fighting for that his country is going to be a more including society and a more liberal one. He believes that liberalism could help people feel like they actually belong to the society they live in, and that will help them feel proud of saying “Yes I am a Muslim” or “Yes I am Hindu” without having any fear. Cameron continues to say that it will take a lot of stamina and persistence, but this is a challenge we can not avoid.
“Non-violent extremists are just as dangerous as violent ones”
In my opinion, there is an argument for an against this accusation. On the one hand, there is a non-violent extremist who shares their thoughts and ideas to all people that are willing to listen, but those nothing about it. What is dangerous about this you ask? The reason this can be so intimidating to the public is that the people who share this kind of ideology wants their message to be heard, and it is the people that are listening to these ideas that can be turned to becoming an extremist. And the people that are becoming violent, can commit terrible acts and kill innocent people to please some God. In the history of the world, no man has ever cut a mans head off and yelled “In the name of nothing”