Islamic extremism threat balances tougher law enforcement against civil liberties around world

January 12, 2015 2:31 PM

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Islamic extremism threat balances tougher law enforcement against civil liberties around world

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, a hostage runs to an armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia. Shotgun-wielding Man Haron Monis took 18 people hostage in the cafe; his 16-hour standoff ended when police stormed the cafe. Monis, 49, and two hostages died. The threat of Islamic extremism has justice officials balancing tougher law enforcement against the need to protect civil liberties, and that balance is struck in myriad ways around the world. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2015 file photo, security officers escort released hostages after they stormed a kosher market to end a hostage situation, Paris. Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. In a...

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