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  • UN Chief warns COVID-19 pandemic provides new opportunities for IS, hate groups

    Published on July 8, 2020

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic provides new opportunities for the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and their affiliates as well as neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups. Mr Guterres said this at the  launch of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week on Monday.

    The U.N. Chief said it’s too early to fully assess the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on terrorism, but all these groups seek to exploit divisions, local conflicts, failures in governing, and other grievances to advance their aims. He added that the pandemic has also highlighted vulnerabilities to new and emerging forms of terrorism, such as misuse of digital technology, cyber attacks and bio-terrorism.