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March 23, 2017

Infographic: ‘Foreign Terrorist Attacks by the Islamic State, 2002 – 2016’

For an infographic based on the conclusions of our report, click here.

Posted in Infographics
March 22, 2017

Events Outside Parliament Fit the Pattern of Recent Terrorist Attacks

Information is still emerging about the terrorist attack near The Palace of Westminster and it is too soon to know what the motivations were.
In recent years there has been an increase in both vehicular attacks and the use of knives …

Posted in Press Release
March 21, 2017

New Report Examining University Speaker Policies Finds Robust Response to Prevent Duty

Report finds that universities have taken the legal requirements in the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 seriously and produced high-quality procedures for dealing with extreme or intolerant speakers. However, a number of institutions could do more to ensure their …

Posted in Press Release
March 20, 2017

Charity put extremist imam on stage with Lib Dem leader

This article originally appeared in The Times
A taxpayer-funded charity gave a platform to an extremist imam, The Times has learnt.
Citizens UK, which receives hundreds of thousands of pounds in public grants, invited Shakeel Begg to speak at its demonstration on …

Posted in News Coverage

New Report Reveals Known Extremist Infiltrated Numerous Public Bodies and Associated with Senior British Politicians

Shakeel Begg, described in court by a judge as “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”, has established himself as an influential figure within numerous public bodies and groups – even after the ruling, where he lost a …

Posted in Press Release
March 13, 2017

Tense times for South Korea, the shrimp surrounded by whales

This article originally appeared in The Interpreter.
The decision by South Korea’s Constitutional Court to uphold the National Assembly’s impeachment of beleaguered President Park Geun-hye is the starting gun in a 60-day race to the Blue House.
The Constitution requires that an …

Posted in Asia, Opinion Editorial
March 12, 2017

Russia ‘behind latest CIA data breach on Julian Assange’s Wikileaks’

This article originally appeared in The Express
RUSSIA was behind the latest classified CIA data dump on Wikileaks, experts said last night, with some warning that Britain’s security services might be the next target.
“Tuesday’s data release comes as the CIA investigates …

Posted in News Coverage
March 9, 2017

Fight against global terrorism ‘starts at home’

This article originally appeared in The Evening Standard
An anti-radicalisation campaigner today said the fight against global extremism starts “at home”.
Saleha Jaffer, elected as Lambeth’s mayor last year, founded Families Against Stress and Trauma, or Fast, 10 years ago to help vulnerable …

Posted in News Coverage

‘They think they can get an AK and get forgiven by God at the same time’: Channel 4’s Extremely British Muslims reveals how young Asian men want to join ISIS because it’s ‘the biggest most baddest gang in the world’

Scores of British Muslims are joining ISIS because they think they can ‘get an AK and get forgiven by God at the same time.’
The startling revelation is made by two young Muslim men, best friends Waseem Iqbal and Naveed Ahmed, …

Posted in News Coverage
March 6, 2017

China’s fear of the US prevents any defusing of the North Korean threat

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
In the wake of widespread criticism of its assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur last month, North Korea has defiantly fired four intermediate ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. Tracked by US, Korean, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
March 5, 2017

TERROR TRIPLES Terrorism in the UK nearly trebles in the last five years, new study reveals

TERRORISM in the UK has almost tripled in the last five years, a new study has revealed.
The shocking report claims Islamist-related offences have doubled between 2011 and 2015 while the number of “distinct terrorism cases” has increased threefold.
London and Birmingham were identified as …

Posted in News Coverage

Police urge public to help counter UK’s complex terror threat

This article originally appeared in The Guardian
The police are urging the public to help counter an increasingly complex and varied terrorist threat as a report reveals that the UK rate of convictions for terror offences related to Islamist extremism nearly …

Posted in News Coverage

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

Click here to see an infographic based on the conclusions of our report, ‘Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998 – 2015)‘.
Sources for the infographic can be found the full report, which is available for purchase …

Posted in CRT Research, Infographics, Spotlight
March 3, 2017

Islamist terror offences have doubled in five years, reveals major new report that analyses every terror conviction on British shores since 1998

PRESS RELEASE
Sunday March 5th
For immediate release

Islamist terror offences have doubled in five years, reveals major new report that analyses every terror conviction on British shores since 1998

Women’s involvement in Islamist terrorism has trebled in five years

Total terror offences have nearly …

Posted in Press Release
February 24, 2017

North Korea’s use of chemical weapons in Malaysia is a step too far – the whole world must cut ties with the Stalinist regime

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport looked like it might be no more than an odd-ball story, destined for the various crank stories that typify reporting about North …

Posted in Asia, Malaysia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 23, 2017

Is America Still the Anchor of European Defense?

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The National Interest  
The recent Munich Security Conference once again highlighted the difference between Americans and Europeans on security matters. Unfortunately for the West, many European leaders—and even some American ones—took the opportunity …

Posted in Defence, Europe, Opinion Editorial, United States

Guantanamo Bay detainee Jamal Al-Harith’s links to Isil recruiter raise fears that taxpayers funded Manchester terror cell

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
A British terror cell may have been funded by the taxpayer after the wife of an Islamic State suicide bomber confirmed he had used a government handout to fund his extremist activities.
Leaked Isil documents show that …

Posted in News Coverage
February 22, 2017

Briton paid £1m by UK taxpayers is Isis suicide bomber

Originally published in the Scottish Daily Mail.
A British Islamic State suicide bomber is a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was made £1million compensation by the UK Government.
Muslim convert Ronald Fiddler, 50, detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base …

Posted in News Coverage
February 17, 2017

Complacency towards the Far-Right will only help spread antisemitism on campus

by Elliot Miller.
Originally Published in the Telegraph.
Reports of a spate of swastika graffiti and Holocaust denial leaflets discovered on university campuses across the UK over the past week raises serious concerns, and highlights the challenge faced by universities as they …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
February 16, 2017

North Korea is a terrifying rogue state – but it is its own citizens who suffer the worst

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The apparent assassination of a North Korean exile, Kim Jong-nam, most likely on the orders of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, is the stuff of Cold War-era spy thrillers, an exotic tale that some …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 15, 2017

Syrian Safety Is An Unlikely Priority In Trump’s Plan For Safe Zones

Originally published in the Huffington Post.
Several big questions remain about President Donald Trump’s possible policy for safe zones in Syria, but any plan will shift the dynamics of the conflict and risks creating deeper divisions in the country’s political and …

Posted in News Coverage
February 14, 2017

Don’t Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors

This article originally appeared on The Diplomat
In London, thousands of people gathered in the freezing rain to protest the new American president’s ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
If people around the globe are willing to protest against Trump’s decision to reject refugees, …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial

We must not disguise the truth about honour violence

by Emma Webb
Originally published in CapX.
Honour violence often entails cruel and horrifying brutality. Last week, in Afghanistan, a 23-year old woman had her ears cut off by her husband in the northern province of Balkh.
She’d been married to him since …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Women's Rights
February 10, 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain’s Little Problem

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. 
When considering the roles that various people worldwide play in advancing various causes, a lot of attention is paid to the people who blow themselves up. A fair amount of time is spent on the …

Posted in Media Centre, Opinion Editorial
February 9, 2017

Kremlin’s links to British far right stretch back a decade, experts warn

Originally published in the International Business Times.
The Kremlin has been building ties with British far-right groups and helping them expand their influence for more than a decade, experts have warned.
On Monday (6 February) the Times reported that the Foreign Office …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage
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