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March 5, 2017

Police urge public to help counter UK’s complex terror threat

by
Hannah Stuart

This article originally appeared in The Guardian

The police are urging the public to help counter an increasingly complex and varied terrorist threat as a report reveals that the UK rate of convictions for terror offences related to Islamist extremism nearly doubled in the first half of this decade. The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, will launch the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign in Manchester on Monday.

Citing figures showing that more than a third of “high-risk” terror investigations were aided by information provided by the public, he will say increased public engagement will be central to countering future threats.

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Hannah Stuart

About Hannah Stuart

Hannah Stuart is a Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society and has authored reports on extremism, terrorism and jihadist ideology as well as religious law and the role of religion in the public sphere. Hannah has a strong research record and her work has informed UK government policy. She gave testimony to the UK Home Affairs Select Committee on radicalisation. She has written analysis for the Wall Street Journal, The Times, Foreign Policy, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, and the Guardian, among others. Hannah has a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy (with Distinction) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Bristol.

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