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August 24, 2017

Tom Wilson talks to CNN about the Spain attacks

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, Uncategorized
August 23, 2017

How Do Security Services Conduct a Man Hunt?

Less than a week after Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van along the crowded boulevard of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 130, all 12 suspects are now either dead or in custody. So how did …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Spain
August 22, 2017

Dr. Julia Rushchenko discusses Spain attack on CNN

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage
August 21, 2017

Saudi’s Approach to Counter-Extremism: Can the Country Afford to Continue Neglect Women’s Rights?

By Najah Alotaibi
Two recent events have brought Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights into sharp relief. First, Saudi police arrested a young model for wearing an apparently “indecent” outfit while filming a shoot at a cultural site. Her crime? Failing to …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Opinion Editorial, Saudi Arabia

Spain’s Jihadis Are Awakened

By Tom Wilson
The horrific series of events in Barcelona is yet another macabre example of what is starting to feel like Europe’s new normal. This is the era of frequent, low-tech, mass casualty Jihadist attacks, in which any ideologically driven …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Spain
August 20, 2017

Seaside Britons at risk of ISIS vehicle attacks like Barcelona, experts warn

The warnings come after ISIS terrorists called for vehicle attacks on the West just 10 days before the Barcelona van rampage.
Kyle Orton, an ISIS expert from the Henry Jackson Society, told the Daily Star Online that provincial towns in the …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
August 17, 2017

HJS experts available for comment following Barcelona attack

17th August
The horrific attack in Barcelona is still ongoing and much remains unclear. However, the Spanish authorities have confirmed that it is an act of terrorism, and it bears all the hallmarks of the Radical Islamist attacks inflicted on the UK earlier this …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release | Tagged ,

Britons joining Kurds to fight IS ‘pose security risk’ to UK

British volunteers fighting against so-called Islamic State in Syria pose a domestic security threat to the UK, a foreign affairs think tank has said.
Since 2014, hundreds of people from Western countries, including the UK, have joined Kurdish rebel group YPG.
The …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage | Tagged , , ,
August 11, 2017

Does Qatar Support Extremism? Yes. And So Does Saudi Arabia.

By Tom Wilson
The spat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which is accusing Qatar of supporting Islamist extremism and terrorism, remains perplexing. Perplexing not because Qatar is innocent — it has sponsored and hosted far too many jihadists for anyone to …

Posted in CRT Press Release, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Saudi Arabia | Tagged , ,
July 24, 2017

What Should Europe Do With the Children of ISIS?

The 9-year-old boy didn’t like school. He didn’t like the other children, because he knew what they really were: evil unbelievers who deserved to die. So he did what he was trained to do — he attacked them. He was …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
July 11, 2017

Understanding CONTEST: The Foundation and the Future

CONTEST, the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, was made publicly available in 2006, and revisions followed in 2009 and 2011. It is split into four work streams – Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare.
In light of the recent attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London …

Posted in Briefing, CRT Briefing, CRT Research
July 5, 2017

Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK”, has highlighted the need for a public inquiry into the foreign-based funding of Islamist extremism.
We report on a growing body of evidence on the considerable …

Posted in CRT Report, CRT Research, Extremism, Middle East, Publication, Spotlight
June 9, 2017

Blind, bovine hope will get us nowhere – it’s time to change our response to Islamic extremism

By Douglas Murray.
This article originally appeared in The Daily Mail.

Last Sunday, I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics to discuss the aftermath of the Manchester attack. I said what I thought, and various Muslim groups promptly went bananas.
This was not …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Opinion Editorial
June 7, 2017

Hate speech spreads too easily in online spaces – here’s how social media can stop it

By Nikita Malik.
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
The last few months have seen three tragic terrorist attacks occur in the United Kingdom in quick succession. The question we now find ourselves asking is what more could have been done to prevent …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Opinion Editorial

London attack linked to hate preacher Anjem Choudary’s extremist network

By Nikita Malik.
This article originally appeared in the Independent.
The bloody rampage that left seven people dead and dozens injured on a busy Saturday night in London Bridge is the latest atrocity to be tied to Anjem Choudary’s network of extremists, …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
June 6, 2017

Why Trump’s wrong to obsess over terrorists’ nationality rather than developing a smart plan to defeat their ideology

This article originally appeared in the New York Daily News.
By Nikita Malik.
As the most recent terrorist attacks unfolded in London, President Trump took to Twitter to express anger and frustration towards the resistance to the travel bans he has sought …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Opinion Editorial

May is blind to the threat of extremism

This article originally appeared in The Times.
We may never know whether the Manchester and London Bridge terror attacks were meant to disrupt the election campaign, but it would certainly be in keeping with the extremists’ desire to undermine our democracy. …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage

Extremist Circle That Produced London Attackers Cannot Be Tolerated  

The ringleader in the London attacks was part of an Islamist group known to the authorities and tolerated for far too long. Such non-violent extremist groups must now be proscribed.
Police have named Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release

Can Britain Really Do Much More to Tighten Security?

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.
LONDON — British police and security services already have some of the most powerful surveillance laws in the world, with weak judicial oversight and little criticism on privacy issues from a public …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
June 4, 2017

The Terrorists Are Clear, It Isn’t About Foreign Policy

By Tom Wilson
This article originally appeared in CapX.
Today, Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech claiming that UK foreign policy “increases the threat” to this country, suggesting that this has been a cause of terrorism on British soil.
The old debate about terrorist …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial

Britain Must Ramp Up Its Fight Against Islamic Extremists

By Tom Wilson 
This article originally appeared in The National Interest.
Last week, the United Kingdom’s terror-threat level was deemed critical and armed forces were deployed on British streets. It is difficult to see what further security measures the government could put …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial
May 31, 2017

Why do Islamists kill? Because they hate women… so where does this hatred come from?

By Douglas Murray
This article originally appeared in The Sun.
EVEN after all these years, all these attacks and all these dead, the West still keeps asking the same question: “Who would do such a thing?”
The answer is always the same.
Sometimes the …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial

Efforts to stamp out Islamism need community support to work

By Nikita Malik
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
Last week, towards the end of his journey, Trump visited Belgium. Like its neighbour France, the city has been besieged by Islamist terror attacks that have intensified in recent years. The President’s trip focused …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
May 26, 2017

Islamist Ideology, not Western Foreign Policy, is why ISIS Attack Us

The central cause driving Islamists, as they have repeatedly explained, is their desire to implement their version of shari’a. They have used several different narratives in the course of recruiting for this purpose.
In the 1990s, Islamists like al-Qaeda used the …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
May 23, 2017

Manchester bombing: Isis claims responsibility for concert attack as part of ‘shock and awe’ tactics, analysts say

This article originally appeared in The Independent
Isis’ claim it was behind an attack that left at least 22 people dead in Manchester is part of a “shock and awe” strategy to maintain momentum as its territories shrink, analysts have said.
The terrorist group …

Posted in CRT, CRT Editorial, CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
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