Dr Ilia Xypolia's article on terrorist attacks in Paris
Plus c'est la meme chose: racist connotations of the "new" terror
In her piece for the Open Democracy Dr Xypolia discusses the dangers of securitisation of the refugee crisis and of stereotyping of the Europe's Muslim community by the media and politicians. She also argues against depicting the current events a 'New Wave' of terrorism and offers her insights on how to prevent similar attrocities from taking place in the future.
The full text is available here
Xenophobic forces in Europe have for a long time been anticipating the securitization of the refugee influx that is gradually being established. The securitization of the refugee issue serves to legitimize Islamophobia at home and to unify the nation in pursuing foreign policy objectives against the enemy."
Dr Ilia Xypolia