UN counter-terror chief says extremists are utilizing COVID pandemic to unfold terrorist ideology


Vladimir Voronkov, the top of the United Nations’ counter-terrorism workplace, on Tuesday warned that terrorists are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic and interesting to new “racially, ethnically and politically motivated violent extremist groups”.
Voronkov spoke on the UN safety council’s 20th anniversary commemoration of the decision to struggle terrorism adopted after the 9/11 assaults on the United States, and 6 days after a violent assault on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
He warned that Al-Qaeda, which was chargeable for the 9/11 assaults, remains to be proving resilient regardless of the lack of quite a few leaders. He added that new teams have emerged previously twenty years, together with Daesh, which is utilizing social media to recruit followers across the globe.
Voronkov additionally stated that terrorists have sought to use the COVID-19 disaster, and that they’ve shortly tailored to exploiting our on-line world and new applied sciences.
“Their tactics are appealing to new groups across the ideological spectrum, including racially, ethnically and politically motivated violent extremist groups”, Voronkov stated.