The Evolving Jihadist Threat

October 19, 2017 10:10 am - 10:55 am

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Neil Fergus

Neil Fergus will provide an insight into how Daesh (Islamic State) and al-Qaida have been competing violently on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria over the last few years. 

Neil will also comment on the media outreach programme of ISIL and how it has impacted on many impressionable or disturbed Islamic youth around the globe and in Australia, and how some Australians have been cultivated over the internet by a jihadist recruiters. 

Neil will talk on the strategy options, involving the cooperation of different nations and international organisations, to mitigate the increased terrorist risk he predicts will occur after the fall of the so-called Daesh caliphate in Iraq – Syria.