CHE-salon 9 May: 'What motivates people to commit an attack?' Terrorism and anti-terrorism led by Peter Knoope

CHE-salon 9 May: 'What motivates people to commit an attack?' Terrorism and anti-terrorism led by Peter Knoope

After the attacks in Paris and Brussels, the question arises:
'what motivates people to commit these kinds of acts?' .

If we want to defeat terrorism, the analysis of the motives of the young man or perhaps woman from Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria, who is looking for his/her role in world history and for his/her individuality is important. At least as important as military and judicial measures.

How do we do that? Can we understand these people? And do we (from Europe/the Netherlands) influence this? These are all questions and matters that Peter Knoope deals with and researches. He will tell us about his work and will look and investigate with us.

Peter Knoope has about ten years of experience in combating terrorism. This includes countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Yemen. He also worked as head of mission in Afghanistan. He also worked in the Netherlands for the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Peter is a diplomat and currently lives in South Africa.

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Yours faithfully,
Peter Knoope, Wendela Schenk and Diana de Groot