Monthly Archives: October 2017

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October 31, 2017

‘You should be ashamed’: Labour MPs Streeting and Kinnock condemned over Mend meeting

Labour MP Wes Streeting has been strongly criticised for his decision to speak at an event arranged by an organisation accused of “hosting extremist Islamist speakers”, with observers saying he should be “ashamed”.
Mr Streeting, who represents Ilford North, a constituency with …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Event Summary: What’s Your Bias?

On the 24th October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Dr. Lee De-Wit, author of What’s Your Bias? and a psychologist and neuroscientist who has studied and worked at a number of leading universities in the UK and Europe. Dr. …

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Event Summary: Russia and Its Islamic World

By Jack Wright
On 26 October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) was delighted to welcome Robert Service—Russian historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford—to discuss his latest book Russia and Its …

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Report: Muslim Lobby Group Mend ‘Promotes Extremism’, Works with MPs and Police

A Muslim lobby group, which regularly works with police, MPs, and local government, promotes “extremism”, harbours anti-Semites, and gives a platform to Muslim grievance narratives and Islamist views, a report has found.
Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) claims to help British …

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HJS Report Launch: 20 Years After Hong Kong’s Handover

Date: 12:00-13:00, 31st October 2017
Location: Committee Room 3A, House of Lords,
Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA
Speakers: 
Dr John Hemmings
Director, Asia Studies Centre, at The Henry Jackson Society
Dr. Malte Philipp Kaeding
Lecturer in International Politics, at The University of Surrey
Benedict Rogers
Deputy Chairman of the …

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Hong Kong After 20 Years: the Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights

A new report by the Henry Jackson Society has today highlighted how human rights have deteriorated in Hong Kong over the last two decades.
The report, Hong Kong After Twenty Years: The Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights, makes the …

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Muslim lobby group Muslim Engagement and Development ‘promotes extremism’

Police forces and town halls have been working with a Muslim group that promotes extremism, researchers say today.
Officials and volunteers with Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) are claimed to have legitimised the killing of British troops and promoted conspiracy theories.
Mend …

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Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”

A new Henry Jackson Society report has warned that the public sector organisations and elected officials are partnering with the extremist-linked group Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend).
Compiling years’ worth of evidence, the report, Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”, demonstrates …

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October 30, 2017

Don’t Give up on Moldova

By Dr. Andrew Foxall
Moldova—Europe’s poorest country—has struggled with the challenges of post-Soviet transition. This transition has become vastly more difficult as a result of the breakdown of Europe’s post-Cold War security order in 2014. It is now caught up in …

Posted in Europe, Opinion Editorial

MPs ditch meeting with Muslim group Mend over Islamist claims

Four MPs have pulled out of a Commons event with a group accused of “dismissing terrorism” and promoting hostility towards Jews.
Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) claims to help British Muslims engage in the democratic process but Anna Soubry, co-chairwoman of …

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