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Rupert Sutton

Rupert Sutton is a Researcher at Student Rights and the co-author of 'Challenging extremists: Practical frameworks for our universities'. He is originally from Maidstone and holds a BA in War Studies from the University of Kent, and an MA in Terrorism and Security from King’s College London where he wrote his thesis on Loyalist paramilitarism. He previously interned at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation as well as spending two years with the NHS.
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March 24, 2017

How we can spot potential terrorists like Khalid Masood before they strike

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s brutal attack on Westminster, the ‘low-tech’ methods Khalid Masood used to kill four innocent people have sparked a substantial debate about the difficulty of preventing such an incident.
The ease of …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
January 1, 2017

Extent of extremism in schools revealed as teachers flag hundreds of incidents to Department of Education chiefs

Originally published by The Sun
HUNDREDS of terror alerts have been flagged to ­government chiefs from inside Britain’s schools.
Shock figures uncovered by a Sun on Sunday investigation show teachers and staff have made 288 warnings amid fears of extremist elements getting …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 14, 2016

National Action is a neo-Nazi hate group. Will banning it work?

Originally published in Left Foot Forward
Dealing effectively with the threat posed by groups that encourage and promote hatred without being seen to suppress freedom of expression is one of the great challenges facing democracies as they attempt to challenge extremists.
However, when …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
December 7, 2016

The campaign against Prevent is based on myths and distortion – and it’s helping Islamic extremists thrive

Originally published by the Telegraph.
The corrosive damage done to the fabric of society by extremist narratives from across the political spectrum has at its heart one key message: that the UK’s diverse communities cannot, and should not, peacefully co-exist alongside …

Posted in Islamism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
November 28, 2016

Prevent gets a bad press, but it’s a crucial tool against the far-right that killed Jo Cox

Originally published by Left Foot Forward.
Recent reports that there has been a worrying rise in the number of far-right referrals to the government’s counter-radicalisation programme, Prevent, have been given a grim postscript this week by the conviction of neo-Nazi terrorist, …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, Far-Right, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
November 27, 2016

Woman who works for Government’s counter-terrorism unit posts backing for extremists online

Originally published by The Sun
A WOMAN who works for the Government’s counter-terrorism unit has been posting backing for extremists online.

Henry Jackson Society research fellow, Rupert Sutton, said: “Mend has been part of a deeply damaging campaign to undermine public confidence …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom
November 12, 2016

Leading Islamic charity told by watchdog to distance itself from extremism

Originally posted in the Sunday Telegraph:
A leading Islamic charity which penned an open letter criticising The Sunday Telegraph’s reports about its extreme speakers and filed numerous complaints to the press regulator has been warned by the Charities Commission it must …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
October 13, 2016

Literature Inciting Murder Discussed by Rupert Sutton and Maajid Nawaz on LBC

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 7, 2016

Leaflet ‘handed out at east London mosque’ tells Muslims to kill all who insult the prophet

Originally published by Evening Standard
Police today launched a hate crime probe after literature saying those who insult Islam “must be killed” was allegedly handed out at a London mosque.

Rupert Sutton, an extremism researcher at the Henry Jackson Society think tank, said: “The …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 5, 2016

New HJS Research Identifies Organised Campaign to Undermine the Prevent Strategy

A new report from the Henry Jackson Society, Myths and Misunderstandings: Understanding Opposition to The Prevent Strategy, examines the campaign against the Prevent strategy, the government’s counter-radicalisation policy, highlighting the spread of misinformation designed to undermine the strategy.
The ‘Prevent’ strand of …

Posted in CRT Report, Publication
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