A Sri Lankan soldier guards St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka in 2019. Photo: AFP A Sri Lankan soldier guards St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka in 2019. Photo: AFP
A Sri Lankan soldier guards St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka in 2019. Photo: AFP
Terrorism

Far right vs Islamists: a vicious circle of extremism in Southeast Asia?

  • Arrest of a boy in Singapore who allegedly plotted machete attacks at mosques raises threat of far-right extremism spreading to the region
  • Experts warn of a vicious circle of ‘reciprocal radicalisation’, in which Islamist and far-right groups launch tit-for-tat revenge attacks

Topic |   Terrorism
A Sri Lankan soldier guards St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka in 2019. Photo: AFP A Sri Lankan soldier guards St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka in 2019. Photo: AFP
A Sri Lankan soldier guards St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka in 2019. Photo: AFP
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