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April 16, 2017

Primary school took pupils to meet an ‘extremist’ imam at the mosque where Lee Rigby’s killers worshipped

This article originally appeared in The Mail Online
Primary school children were taken to meet an Islamic preacher described as ‘extremist’ at the mosque where Lee Rigby’s murderers worshipped.
The trip saw pupils from Kilmorie Primary School in Lewisham, London, meet controversial preacher …

Posted in News Coverage
April 15, 2017

Children taken to meet Islamic preacher who had ‘promoted and encouraged religious violence’

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
A primary school took children on a trip to meet an Islamic preacher, just months after the High Court ruled the imam an ‘extremist’ who had ‘promoted and encouraged religious violence’.
The visits by state school …

Posted in News Coverage
March 26, 2017

The UK capital of extremism

This article originally appeared in The Times
The Westminster attacker Khalid Masood lived for several years in Birmingham, throwing the spotlight again on the city’s links with extremism.
The Sunday Times revealed earlier this month that 10% of all convicted Islamist terrorists …

Posted in News Coverage
March 25, 2017

Killer was typical jihadist convert — apart from his age

This article originally appeared in The Times
Given a cursory glance, Khalid Masood, at 52 far closer to the age of retirement than a firebrand youth, does not appear to be a typical candidate for an Islamic fanatic.

Hannah Stuart, of the …

Posted in News Coverage

Govt urged to tackle ‘worrying’ rise of radicalisation in UK jails

This article originally appeared in Sky News 
Intelligence officials are examining whether Westminster attacker Khalid Masood, who had converted to Islam, was groomed in jail.
Research from the Henry Jackson Society suggests Muslim converts are four times more likely to commit terror offences …

Posted in News Coverage
March 24, 2017

Why radical Islamists seek to exploit converts

This article originally appeared in CNN
When ISIS claimed of responsibility for the attack on the Palace of Westminster this week, it was another reminder of the violent and destructive nature of Islamism, or political Islam, as it is sometimes referred to.
When …

Posted in News Coverage

So how DID Birmingham become the jihadi capital of Britain? ‘Connection’ of London terror attacker to Britain’s second city is more than just a coincidence

This article originally appeared in The Daily Mail
The Hyundai 4×4 at the centre of the Westminster terrorist atrocity might have ended its bloody mission at the gates of Parliament, but the vehicle — and the maniac behind the wheel — began …

Posted in News Coverage

Terror investigation focuses on Birmingham as report reveals extent of the city’s extremist links

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The massive police investigation into the Westminster terror attack is focussing on Birmingham with armed officers storming an address close to the city centre and making a number of arrests.
Locals in Hagley Road in the …

Posted in News Coverage

City with history as a hotbed for Islamists

This article originally appeared in The Times 
In November 2000 MI5 placed an unoccupied terraced house in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, under surveillance and recorded the visits of two men (Sean O’Neill writes).
Agents collected a bin bag left outside by the pair and found …

Posted in News Coverage
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
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 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
February 23, 2017

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 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 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
February 5, 2017

UK Students Rights Activist: Hamas-Linked ‘Friends of Al-Aqsa’ Key Fomenter of Campus Antisemitism

Originally published by the Algemeiner.
A British campus activist said on Friday that a key player behind the deteriorating situation for Jewish students in the UK is an outside anti-Israel group with ties to Hamas.

In an oped in the International Business Times, Elliot Miller …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage
January 30, 2017

Baroness claims she was ‘caught in a trap’ in interview on Israel

Originally published by the Times of Israel.
London — Baroness Jenny Tonge, one of Israel’s fiercest critics in the UK, has claimed on Facebook that she was “interrogated” on the Jewish current affairs channel, J-TV, and that she had been “caught in …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage
January 29, 2017

UK’s message for Putin: Britain to send most advanced warship in huge warning to Russia

Originally published in the Express.
Britain is to send its most advanced warship to the Black Sea in a “substantial and significant” show of force against Russia.
The plan will see Type-45 destroyer HMS Duncan dock at Odessa in Ukraine. Last night …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage
January 15, 2017

Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

Originally published in the Telegraph.
The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors.
Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
January 10, 2017

Romania’s corruption fight is a smokescreen to weaken its democracy

Originally published in the Guardian.
by David Clark
The recent rise of the populist right in Hungary and Poland has raised the alarm about the future of democracy in Europe, as constitutional safeguards, media pluralism and civil society come under sustained attack.
But …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Spotlight
January 9, 2017

Vladimir Putin warned as US sends hundreds of tanks to Europe to defend Nato’s borders

Originally published in the Express.
Hundreds of US tanks have arrived in Europe to ensure the Continent remains “whole, free, prosperous, and at peace” amid growing tensions with Russia.
In newly released footage, American soldiers and military equipment can be seen arriving at …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
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