The Coronavirus (COVID-19) which was initially classified as a local event in China and later as a slightly stronger flu has exploded worldwide, to such an extent that a pandemic has been declared by the WHO. But this event and its subsequent news related to quarantines and sanitary measures ordered around the world have also reached extremist and terrorist groups.
All Right and Left extremism intends to spread mistrust in governments around the world and use it to their advantage. They have responded with multiple messages from both the extreme Right and the extreme Left, as well as jihadist terrorist groups.
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Carmelo is a lawyer and analyst of jihadist terrorism and insurgent movements. He holds Masters in Security and Defence from Complutense University of Madrid and a doctoral candidate in Humanities from Almeria University. His PhD study focuses on how illegal immigration can be a recruiting hub for jihadist terrorist groups.
He is working as an advisor in International security at Delegate for Eastern Andalusia. He has been a freelance analyst with many organisations in Spain. He has attended many national and international conferences on the topics of security, defence and jihadism in Spain.