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March 9, 2017

‘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
January 2, 2017

‘Et tu, Theresa’ – welcome to the two faces of Mrs. May

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post.
Foreign affairs have never been Theresa May’s bag. And, judged by her recent form and Britain’s deceit in oiling the wheels of UN Resolution 2334 – one of the worst examples of Machiavellian back-stabbing since …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
January 1, 2017

British armed forces may be called into action in 2017 as diplomatic tensions rise

Originally published by The Express
Crucially, for Britain in 2017, we could face the stark prospect of being the only nuclear power willing to stand up to Vladimir Putin.
Meanwhile China’s continuing cyber attacks on the UK and its territorial ambitions in …

Posted in News Coverage, Russia

Extent of extremism in schools revealed as teachers flag hundreds of incidents to Department of Education chiefs

Originally published by The Sun
HUNDREDS of terror alerts have been flagged to ­government chiefs from inside Britain’s schools.
Shock figures uncovered by a Sun on Sunday investigation show teachers and staff have made 288 warnings amid fears of extremist elements getting …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 28, 2016

Populism: Pantomime politics or the public fighting back?

Originally published by the BBC
The man who was prime minister last Christmas and isn’t this Christmas thinks he knows why.
“I stand here as a great optimist about how we can combat populism. It may seem odd that I am so …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom, United States
December 21, 2016

‘German people are right to be worried’ Merkel’s migrant open-door condemned on Sky

Originally published by Daily Express
The German Chancellor has faced a barrage of criticism in the days since the Berlin terror attack – where a truck was driven into a crowded Christmas market, killing 12.
In recent months Mrs Merkel and her …

Posted in Germany, News Coverage
December 18, 2016

‘5 YEARS of attacks on Britain’ as ISIS and al-Qaida fired up from Aleppo

Originally published by the Daily Express
Fighting has ended in the besieged city reclaimed by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and ISIS militants face catastrophic defeat in Mosul.
But ideas that the wave of terror striking fear across Europe is about to come …

Posted in ISIS, News Coverage, Syria
December 17, 2016

Civilians fleeing Aleppo are already being recruited to join gangs of local jihadi extremists linked to al-Qaeda

Originally published by Daily Mail
Men fleeing Aleppo risk recruitment by jihadi groups operating in northern Syria, where an al-Qaeda-linked group has its main hub.
Civilians fleeing Aleppo are moving to Idlib province, where there are more than 50,000 rebel troops, including …

Posted in News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 14, 2016

How will the fall of Aleppo affect the Syrian civil war?

Originally published in TRT World
Syrian regime forces loyal to Bashar al Assad and his allies have taken control of the rebel-held eastern district of Aleppo on Tuesday. Opposition defences collapsed on Monday after heavy bombing forced them to retreat to districts on the west bank …

Posted in News Coverage

Likud MK: Netanyahu’s heart isn’t in two-state solution

A parliamentarian in Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party has said that Likud shares a one-state vision where Palestinians live under a Jewish state, and that Netanyahu only talks about two states because he feels obliged to.

 
Challenging Zohar’s idea that Palestinians …

Posted in News Coverage

A BBC show dubbed by the media as “the Muslim Big Brother” is already under fire ahead of its airing on Monday night.
Muslims Like Us will feature ten Muslims with contrasting world views living in a house together as they …

Posted in News Coverage
December 8, 2016

Will Boris Johnson’s Saudi comments hurt the UK’s Gulf trade charm offensive?

Originally published by City A.M
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson‘s attack on Saudi Arabia runs the risk of harming UK efforts to build trading relations with Gulf states, experts say.
In remarks reported earlier this week, Johnson accused the Saudi regime of “twisting” …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom
December 7, 2016

BBC slammed over IS sympathiser’s role on show about British Muslims

Originally published by the Evening Standard
The BBC was today accused of “totally inappropriate” conduct over its decision to feature a notorious extremist who has expressed support for Islamic State beheadings in a new programme on British Muslims to be broadcast next week.
Anthony …

Posted in Islamism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
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