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March 19, 2018

Profiting From Prejudice: How Mend’s ‘IAM’ Campaign Legitimised Extremism

An initiative branded as a campaign to fight Islamophobia in fact provided a platform for extremism across the public and charity sectors, according to a new report from the Henry Jackson Society.
The report says that Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) …

Posted in Extremism, Publication, Spotlight, Uncategorized
March 7, 2018

Prison Management of Terrorism-Related Offenders: Is Separation Effective?

Separating Islamist extremists from the rest of the prison population is the only viable solution to prevent the spread of radicalisation to other prisoners – and to ensure meaningful rehabilitation, according to a new report from The Henry Jackson Society.
Prison …

Posted in Extremism, Publication, Spotlight
February 25, 2018

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: How Islamist Extremists Exploit the UK Charitable Sector

The British taxpayer has handed over more than £6 million to charities that are currently, or have been in the past, used by extremists to further their radical agenda, according to a new report from the Henry Jackson Society.
The report’s …

Posted in Extremism, Islamism, Publication, Spotlight
February 13, 2018

Terror Overseas: Understanding The GCC Counter Extremism and Counter Terrorism Trends

The British Government must extend and deepen its relationship with Gulf states in order to tackle the root causes of extremism and terrorism, according to a new report published on Tuesday by The Henry Jackson Society.
The report argues that Britain must …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
February 6, 2018

Russia’s Economic Prospects – Modernisation or Stagnation?

A new policy paper published today by The Henry Jackson Society warns that Russia’s reduced economic prospects could lead the Kremlin to adopt a more aggressive foreign policy in the years ahead.
“Russia’s Economic Prospects – Modernisation or Stagnation?”, authored by …

Posted in Publication, Russia, Spotlight
February 1, 2018

 “Tolerating the Intolerant”: A Report on ‘Students not Suspects’

A new report launched by Student Rights, a project of The Henry Jackson Society, has found that the Government and UK universities are consistently failing to do enough to combat extremism on campus. The National Union of Students (NUS) campaign …

Posted in Extremism, Publication, Spotlight
December 13, 2017

What the European Union owes the United Kingdom

Read the full policy briefing here
A policy briefing by The Henry Jackson Society – What the European Union owes the United Kingdom – highlights how European defence is substantially dependent upon the United Kingdom’s financial contributions.
Countries on the European mainland …

Posted in Defence, European Union, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
November 28, 2017

Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces

A new policy paper by the Henry Jackson Society – “Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces” – finds that in order for Britain to position itself as a truly ‘Global’ nation and as uncertainty intensifies across …

Posted in Defence, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
October 31, 2017

Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”

A new Henry Jackson Society report has warned that the public sector organisations and elected officials are partnering with the extremist-linked group Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend).
Compiling years’ worth of evidence, the report, Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”, demonstrates …

Posted in CRT, CRT Research, Publication, Research, Spotlight
October 25, 2017

Converts to Islam and Homegrown Jihadism

Security officials and those leading counter-extremism efforts must place greater emphasis on the dangers posed by recent converts to Islam, according to a new report published today.
“Converts to Islam and Home Grown Jihadism” analyses the ways in which the process …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight
October 8, 2017

Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence Fund Terrorism

Terrorists are using sexual violence, including rape, sexual slavery, and forced marriage, to bolster recruits, galvanize fighters, and, in the case of Islamist groups, punish kuffar (disbelievers).
These are just part of our …

Posted in CRT, CRT Report, CRT Research, Publication, Research, Spotlight

Rape and slavery was lure for UK Isis recruits with history of sexual violence

Young fighters are mobilised by Islamic State’s ideology of abusing women as a form of terrorism, says report.
Men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse joined Islamic Statebecause of the organisation’s systemic use of rape and slavery as a …

Posted in CRT, CRT News Coverage, CRT Report, News Coverage, Spotlight
September 28, 2017

Extreme Speakers and Events in the 2016-17 Academic Year

A new report by The Henry Jackson Society explores the extreme speakers and events in the 2016-17 academic year.
The Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has found that the majority of universities are satisfying the requirements of the …

Posted in Extremism, Publication, Research, Spotlight, United Kingdom
September 20, 2017

Yvette Cooper says delays removing reported content are ‘unacceptable’

YouTube under fire after neo-Nazi and Taliban videos found on site despite being flagged
Extremist footage posted by Islamists and neo-Nazis remains online despite pledges from the world’s largest internet companies to remove it, a study has found.
Research carried out by the Henry …

Posted in CRT, CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, Spotlight

Youtube criticised as videos supporting Hitler and Taliban remain online

Online video giant YouTube has been condemned for failing to take down extremist content including films praising Adolf Hitler and Taliban propaganda.
An extensive study of Islamist and far-right extremist material shared on the website found more than 120 videos were …

Posted in CRT, CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, Spotlight
September 17, 2017

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson References our Geopolitical Capability Audit in Major Brexit Statement

My vision for a bold, thriving Britain enabled by Brexit.
My friends, I must report that there are at least some people who are woefully underestimating this country. They think Brexit isn’t going to happen. There are some media observers – …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, Spotlight, United Kingdom
September 12, 2017

Towards “Global Britain”: Challenging the New Narratives of National Decline

The reality of British geopolitical capability means Britain is poised to thrive post-Brexit
Is Britain in decline? Following the EU referendum, you could be forgiven for thinking so. Commentators seem gripped by the idea that the country is heading towards national …

Posted in Global, Publication, Spotlight, Uncategorized

Audit of Geopolitical Capability: A Comparison of Eight Major Powers

UK second only to US in major power audit
The UK is the most geopolitically capable country in Europe, and comes second only to the United States globally, according to a major new report by The Henry Jackson Society.
The “Audit of …

Posted in Global, Publication, Research, Spotlight, United Kingdom
August 17, 2017

The Forgotten Fighters: The PKK in Syria

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “The Forgotten Foreign Fighters: The PKK in Syria”, has highlighted the urgent need for the government to prevent British citizens joining a violent organisation with a record of war crimes.
We report on how …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight, Syria, Turkey
July 5, 2017

Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK”, has highlighted the need for a public inquiry into the foreign-based funding of Islamist extremism.
We report on a growing body of evidence on the considerable …

Posted in CRT Report, CRT Research, Extremism, Middle East, Publication, Spotlight
June 4, 2017

HJS Statement on London Attack

Saturday night’s attack on London Bridge and the Borough Market area is another tragic instance of Islamist terrorism against British citizens. This represents the third such attack this year, following on from the Westminster Bridge and Manchester concert attacks. Our …

Posted in Islamism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
April 26, 2017

Event: ‘Bernard-Henri Lévy on Mosul and the French elections’

TIME: 12:30 – 13:45, 26th April 2017
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard–Henri Lévy, Philosopher, Journalist and Writer
For a summary of this event click here
For a full transcript of this event click here
The evening before …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
April 20, 2017

Event: ‘Islamism’

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, 20th April 2017
VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower,
21-24 Millbank, London,SW1P 4QP
Tarek Osman
Author, Islamism
To read a summary of this event click here
A political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East. On one …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 21, 2017

Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society and its Student Rights campaign, Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies, analyses the speaker policies of 76 English universities to assess the extent to which the higher education sector …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight
March 20, 2017

Extremism in the Community: The Case of Shakeel Begg

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 CRT Report, Publication, Spotlight
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