(SYDNEY) JUST IN: Australia’s domestic intelligence agency ASIO will ditch the expressions “Islamic extremism” and “right-wing extremism” to refer to violent threats as the labels are “no longer fit for purpose.” #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.20: In his second annual threat assessment, ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess said the terms will be replaced with “religiously motivated violent extremism” and “ideologically motivated violent extremism,” which more accurately describe what security agencies are seeing:

Australia: Intel agency to drop term ‘Islamic extremism’ in favor of ‘religiously motivated violent extremism’

“Australia spy agency to relabel Islamic, right-wing extremism,” DPA, March 17, 2021:

“These are umbrella terms – and there may be circumstances where we need to call out a specific threat that sits underneath them – but we believe this approach will more accurately and flexibly describe security-relevant activities,” Burgess said as he delivered the assessment in Canberra on Wednesday evening….

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Mar.20: 2021:

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