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Category Archives: CRT Highlight

March 5, 2017

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015), a new research project from The Henry Jackson Society, presents the most comprehensive ever overview of the threat from Islamism-inspired terrorism in the United Kingdom.
Islamist terrorism remains the principal …

Posted in CRT, CRT Highlight, CRT Report, CRT Research, Publication, Research, Spotlight
September 15, 2016

An Enduring Threat: Europe’s Islamist Terror Networks Then and Now

The Henry Jackson Society’s new study demonstrates clear continuity between old al-Qaeda networks and current Islamic State cells, with overlapping personnel and similar backgrounds. It raises questions about whether such similarities could have helped identify the development of the new …

Posted in CRT Highlight, CRT Report, Publication, Spotlight
July 30, 2015

‘Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On-Campus’

SPEAKERS: 
Rupert Sutton
Director of Student Rights at The Henry Jackson Society
Lloyd Randle
Former Prevent Engagement Officer, Hampshire Constabulary
Dr Usama Hasan
Senior Researcher at the Quilliam Foundation
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Thursday 30th July 2015
VENUE: 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
To attend please RSVP to: …

Posted in CRT, CRT Event, CRT Highlight, Event, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism
June 23, 2015

‘UK’s Counter-Radicalisation and Counter-Extremism Efforts’

SPEAKERS: 
Detective Chief Superintendent Alan Lyon
National Co-ordinator of Prevent within the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters
Rashad Ali
Counter-terrorism Practitioner
Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Hannah Stuart
Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Tuesday 23rd June 2015
VENUE: Committee Room …

Posted in CRT Event, CRT Highlight, Event, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism, United Kingdom
June 11, 2015

Baghdad’s Policy of Failure

Originally published in Foreign Affairs
Last week, Iraqi Sunni tribes in Anbar Province pledged loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his Islamic State, also called ISIS. Their timing was stunning. Just hours before, at a press conference in Paris, U.S. Deputy Secretary …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, United Kingdom
February 9, 2015

Britain’s Last Guantánamo Detainee: Who is Shaker Aamer?

Britain’s Last Guantánamo Detainee: Who is Shaker Aamer? follows the news that the British government is lobbying for Saudi-born Aamer’s return to the United Kingdom.  Aamer will be eligible for a payout thought to be worth approximately £1,000,000 on his return, as …

Posted in Briefing, CRT Briefing, CRT Highlight, Defence, Extremism, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
February 4, 2015

Defence Committee report confirms UK must step up fight against Islamic State

Henry Jackson Society welcomes robust call for stepping up military action to match the threat
The Henry Jackson Society welcomes today’s UK Defence Committee report examining Britain’s current operations in Iraq, which makes clear the need for a greater military presence …

Posted in CRT Highlight, CRT Press Release, Defence, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Press Release, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security
January 13, 2015

The Battle From Algiers: Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo Attack

Originally published in Foreign Affairs
Last week’s atrocities in Paris, which left 17 dead, were not the first rounds of terror brought to France by Islamists. In fact, such attacks in France have killed over a dozen and wounded hundreds since …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Extremism, France, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security

The Yemeni Connection

Originally published in The Wall Street Journal
Two major terrorist atrocities were committed on Wednesday. Events in Paris received more coverage, but the other attack, in Yemen, also deserves scrutiny. The two incidents are more closely linked than they might first …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Extremism, France, ISIS, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, Yemen
November 26, 2014

Why is the Islamic State so intent on provoking the West?

Originally published in The Washington Post
‘No more beheading videos, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri advised Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a 2005 letter.
“I say to you: that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 21, 2014

What will happen to the women of Afghanistan?

Originally published in Prospect
‘With British forces leaving the last UK base in Afghanistan, a new fight for control between the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the Taliban is about to begin. On one side, women’s freedom is essential in …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan, Women's Rights
November 17, 2014

Banking Restrictions on Extremism-Linked Muslim Groups

As part of our ongoing examination of factors enabling extremists’ abuse of civic space, HJS’ Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism published a briefing titled: Banking Restrictions on Extremism-Linked Muslim Groups. The briefing investigates charities and groups to …

Posted in Briefing, CRT Briefing, CRT Highlight, CRT Research, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 16, 2014

‘Islamophobia’ strikes again – national students’ union refuses to condemn Isis

Originally published in the Spectator
In a world often devoid of good news, there has been a fine development on the farthest-flung shores of insanity. The British National Union of Students aspires to represent students, though traditionally tends only to represent …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, ISIS, Opinion Editorial
October 1, 2014

How do we prevent radicalisation?

Originally published in Theos
‘The so-called ‘Islamic State’ has recruited 11,000 fighters, Muslims from at least 70 different countries around the world to go and join what has quickly become the world’s most bloodthirsty terrorist group. At least 500 aspiring jihadists are thought to …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, ISIS, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 30, 2014

Extremists have no intention of changing their opinion of us

Originally Published in Left Foot Forward
‘Those who have chosen to side with IS will smear opponents whatever we do.
As MPs returned to Parliament last week to overwhelmingly approve escalating British involvement in the US-led campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Defence, ISIS, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, United Kingdom

Refuting Jihadism: Can Jihad Be Reclaimed?

Originally published in Hudson Institute
‘Western policy-makers and academics have focused in recent years on the need to provide an effective counter-narrative to the global jihadist movement. The common threads in radicalization literature suggest a critical element of the counter-narrative should be …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 25, 2014

Disrupting Extremists: More Effective Use of Existing Legislation

In raids across London, a total of nine men – including hate preacher Anjem Choudhury – have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of being members of a proscribed organisation, presumed to be al-Muhajiroun. In its first public release, …

Posted in CRT Highlight, CRT Research, Publication, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security