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September 15, 2017

Parsons Green blast underscores continuing terrorist threat

Latest incident indicative of small-scale attacks capable of being undertaken by individuals.

At 8:30 this morning, Police responded to an explosion aboard a London Underground train at Parsons Green Station. Multiple people have been injured, in what Counter Terrorism Command (S015) …

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

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
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
December 23, 2016

New Report On Making Turkey’s Intervention Work

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve relations with …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
November 24, 2016

Conviction of Neo-Nazi Extremist, Thomas Mair, Highlights Necessity of Prevent Strategy

The brutal murder of Jo Cox last June was a tragic reminder of the danger posed by the far-right, and highlights the importance of a counter-radicalisation strategy that deals with all forms of extremism.
The assassination of the Labour MP, Jo …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
October 26, 2016

Putin’s Russia linked to the Left and Right in Britain, New Paper Shows

Individuals and organisations across the British political spectrum have over recent years established connections with their counterparts in Russia, many of which are funded or supported by the Kremlin to undermine the West.
In the UK, a variety of individuals, …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release, Russia
October 20, 2016

“Community Leaders” Not Fit for Purpose to Run Counter-extremism Programs

Claims the Muslim Council of Britain plans to set up an alternative to the government’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, are deeply worrying. Such a scheme risks repeating past mistakes, placing vital work in the hands of unaccountable and inappropriate individuals.
Reports today …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
September 15, 2016

Major New Study Shows Islamic State’s European Terrorist Networks connected to former al-Qaeda Operatives Known to the Authorities

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 Press Release, Press Release, Terrorism & Security
August 10, 2016

Russian Military Edge Over UK is Dangerous and Should be Addressed

Russian willingness to invest heavily in military capability necessitates improvements in British defence capacity.
A leaked report covered in The Times indicates that Russia has acquired a significant military edge over the UK. This state of affairs was inevitable; Russia, in …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
March 7, 2016

New Report: ‘Women and the Caliphate’

PRESS RELEASE
Embargoed until 0001 Tuesday 8th March 2016
New Report: ‘Women and the Caliphate’
A major new study has been released on International Women’s Day offering a crucial insight into how non-violent Islamist ideology overlaps with the violent Islamism of groups including Islamic …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release, Spotlight
February 12, 2016

Hostilities in Syria Will Resume Unless Russia Abandons its Cynical Power Politics in Propping Up Assad’s Failed Regime

LONDON – 12 February 2016
As World Powers agree a pause in the Syrian war to begin next week, The Henry Jackson Society welcomes a ceasefire – but is underlying the need for political progress including curbing Russian aggression and the …

Posted in CRT Press Release, ISIS, Islamism, Press Release
January 29, 2016

HJS On Tareena Shakil Guilty Verdict

HJS On Tareena Shakil Guilty Verdict
LONDON – 29th January 2016
As British mother Tareena Shakil becomes the first women to return from Islamic State’s Caliphate and be convicted of a terrorism offence, The Henry Jackson Society welcomes the precedent her case …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
January 6, 2016

HJS On New Islamic State Video

HJS On New Islamic State Video
LONDON – 4th January 2016
As Islamic State release a video of militants with a British accent purpotedly shooting dead what it claims are British spies in Syria, The Henry Jackson Society is continuing to warn …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Iraq, Islamism, Press Release, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 22, 2015

HJS On Taliban Gains in Afghanistan

 
LONDON – 22 December 2015
As British military personnel are deployed back to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province following Taliban gains, The Henry Jackson Society says this new spate of violence highlights the need to get serious about tackling radical Islam abroad.
Executive Director …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Islamism, Press Release, Terrorism & Security
December 18, 2015

HJS This Week On Prevent and Counter Extremism

HJS This Week On Prevent and Counter Extremism
LONDON – 14 December 2015
Good morning, we begin a busy week by commenting on the Prevent strategy and how the government can tackle radicalisation.  We’ve a special event following up on these issues, looking …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
December 7, 2015

HJS This Week On Terrorism

Operational Note
HJS This Week on Terrorism
LONDON – 7th December 2015
Good morning.  Since our last weekly lookahead, we have seen what appears to be Islamic State inspired terrorist attack in California and stabbings in London.  It’s a stark reminder that our …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
November 24, 2015

HJS This Week on SDSR and Islamic State

HJS This Week On SDSR and Islamic State
LONDON – 23 November 2015
This mornings papers have much detail on what the Prime Minister will lay out in the forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review, as well as how Britain will …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 16, 2015

Paris Attacks Underline Significance Of Overseas Training and Direction

Friday’s co-ordinated attacks in Paris demonstrate the hallmarks of major terrorist plots previously seen in the UK over the last 15 years combined with the unprecedented recruitment success of Islamic State.
HJS analysis of Islamism-inspired terrorism offences in the UK shows that …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
October 26, 2015

HJS This Week on Syria and Women’s Rights

LONDON – 26th October 2015
It might be half-term, but there’s no break in sight for the continuing saga of Assad holding onto power in Syria. After meeting with President Putin in Moscow, the regime is talking of elections – but …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release, Spotlight
September 25, 2015

Shaker Aamer’s Guantanamo Release A Danger To UK Domestic Security

As the last British detainee at Guantanamo Bay is set to be released to the UK, the Henry Jackson Society has serious concerns that Shaker Aamer could inspire more homegrown jihadis in the UK because of his dangerous associations.
“The United States …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Defence, Extremism, Islamism, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan
July 17, 2015

Local Authorities and Services Fail to Adequately Support Victims of ‘Honour’ Abuse and Forced Marriage

LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND SERVICES FAIL TO ADEQUATELY SUPPORT VICTIMS OF ‘HONOUR’ ABUSE AND FORCED MARRIAGE 
As featured on the front page of today’s Independent, The Henry Jackson Society’s new report, Britain’s Forgotten Women: Speaking to Survivors of ‘Honour’-Based Abuse, reveals how survivors …

Posted in CRT, CRT Press Release, Media Centre, Press Release, Uncategorized
June 19, 2015

Prime Minister Cameron’s crucial message on countering Islamic extremism echoes long-standing Henry Jackson society concerns

Prime Minister David Cameron will today issue an important warning about the dangers of “quietly condoning” Islamist extremism.
Acknowledging the limitations of police and security services in stopping individuals determined to travel to Syria and Iraq, he will urge families and …

Posted in CRT, CRT Press Release, Press Release, United Kingdom
May 13, 2015

HJS welcomes the Government’s commitment to countering extremism

HJS welcomes the government putting counter extremism efforts at the forefront of new draft legislation and its commitment to confronting Islamist ideology. The Prime Minister is due to outline the key components of the legislation before it is announced formally …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Defence, Islamism, Press Release, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
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