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October 18, 2017

Nikita Malik appears on Countering Violent Extremism – Women and Terror Podcast

Posted in Boko Haram, Broadcast Appearances, ISIS, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 12, 2017

ISIS sex slave was raped in hospital after trying to kill herself to escape torment

An ISIS sex slave who tried to kill herself said she was raped in her hospital bed while she hearing the desperate cries of her sister being raped next door.
The Iraqi girl’s story has been released as part of a number of …

Posted in Boko Haram, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 11, 2017

Stockholm syndrome: Why Boko Haram and Isis slaves choose to stay with their captors

Earlier in 2017, 83 schoolgirls held hostage by Nigerian terror group Boko Haram were given the opportunity to leave the militants following a series of negotiations with the government. All but one returned to their grieving families after three years of captivity.
In a …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 9, 2017

Study reveals sexual slavery ‘helped terror group Daesh make £23m last year’

Terrorists are turning to human trafficking, including trading in modern slavery, for their revenue streams, a new report reveals.
The so-called Islamic State (Daesh) and Boko Haram are among groups resorting to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams such …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Sex slavery and human trafficking is how terror groups Isis and Boko Haram now raise funds

Groups, including Isis and Boko Haram, are turning to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams such as taxation and oil sales dry up, the research found.
The study by foreign policy and security think tank the Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

From Boko Haram to Islamic State, sex slavery and trafficking fund extremism – report

Offering kidnapped women and girls to jihadist fighters as sex slaves or wives helps militant groups lure and retain members, while sex trafficking can bankroll their extremist operations, a UK-based think-tank said on Monday.
Groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
June 4, 2015

‘Religious Freedom: An Antidote to Violent Religious Extremism’

SPEAKER: Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett
Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Thursday 4 June 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 3, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0AA
There has been a dramatic increase in religious persecution worldwide in the past six …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Nigeria, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, United States
March 24, 2015

‘War in West Africa? Nigeria Ahead of the Elections’

SPEAKERS: 
Christian Whiton
Former Senior Advisor at the U.S. State Department
Sohrab Ahmari
Editorial Page Writer at The Wall Street Journal
Robin Simcox
Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society
TIME: 6 – 7pm, Tuesday 24 March 2015
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event, ISIS, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: ‘War in West Africa? Nigeria Ahead of the Elections’

This is a summary of an event with Christian Whiton, Sohrab Ahmari and Robin Simcox, chaired by Davis Lewin, on 24 March 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or …

Posted in Boko Haram, China, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Extremism, ISIS, Nigeria, Religious Fundamentalism, United Kingdom

Event Transcript: ‘War in West Africa? Nigeria Ahead of the Elections’

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Posted in Boko Haram, China, Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Nigeria, United Kingdom

Audio: ‘War in West Africa? Nigeria Ahead of the Elections’

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Posted in Boko Haram, Event Audio, Extremism, Nigeria, Religious Fundamentalism
January 15, 2015

Jihadist-controlled territory: How do Boko Haram, Isis and the Afghan Taliban compare?

Originally posted in the IB Times.
The rapid expansion of territory seized by jihadist groups is one of the worst geo-political developments in recent years.
Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria and Iraq and the Afghan Taliban have …

Posted in Boko Haram, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage, Nigeria, Syria, Terrorism & Security
September 17, 2014

Event Transcript: ‘The Rise of the Islamic State and Implications for UK Security’

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Posted in Boko Haram, Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

Event Summary: ‘What Now in the Fight against Terror? Nigeria, Iraq and Radical Islam’s Assault on the Nation State’

Co-written by Quentin Wight
This is a summary of an event with Olivier Guitta, Jacob Zenn and Robin Simcox, chaired by John Glen MP, on 17th June 2014; it reflects the views expressed by the speakers.
On Tuesday 17th June 2014, John Glen MP and the Henry …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT Event Summary, Defence, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Terrorism & Security
July 8, 2014

Whatever happened to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’?

Originally published in The Spectator
‘Whatever happened to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’? I only ask because it’s now three months since Twitter and all other social media, Michelle Obama, Christiane Amanpour, David Cameron etc. joined a hashtag group to ask Boko …

Posted in Boko Haram, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
July 6, 2014

Boko Haram Trades Terrorist Tactics With Somalia’s Al Shabaab

Originally published in NBC News
‘Boko Haram is trading tips with other terrorist groups as it plows on with a bloody campaign to carve out an Islamic state and deepens a crisis threatening to engulf central Africa in religious violence.
Emboldened by …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage, Nigeria, Spotlight
June 23, 2014

La guerre contre les djihadistes au Nigeria est également la nôtre

Originally published in Le Huffington Post
Le 14 avril 2014, le groupe terroriste Boko Haram a enlevé 329 jeunes filles d’un pensionnat à Chibok, dans le nord du Nigeria. Ces enlèvements ont récemment suscité un intérêt important de la part des …

Posted in Africa, Boko Haram, Extremism, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
June 19, 2014

Why the West cannot ignore Boko Haram

Originally published on Conservative Home.
‘Earlier this month, London hosted a follow-up meeting to the Paris Summit on security in Nigeria. This took place in the context of ever-increasing attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram, such as the one on 3 June …

Posted in Africa, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
June 17, 2014

‘What Now in the Fight Against Terror? Nigeria, Iraq and Radical Islam’s Assault on the Nation State’

SPEAKERS: 
Jacob Zenn
Analyst, African and Eurasian Affairs
The Jamestown Foundation
Robin Simcox
Research Fellow
The Henry Jackson Society
Olivier Guitta
Director of Research
The Henry Jackson Society
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Tuesday 17th June 2014
VENUE: Committee Room 12, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

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Jihadist …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event, Terrorism & Security
June 16, 2014

The West cannot afford for any more of Nigeria to be run by jihadists

Originally published in National Post
‘Last week, London hosted a follow-up meeting to the Paris Summit on security in Nigeria. This took place in the context of ever-increasing attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram, such as the one on June 3, where hundreds …

Posted in Boko Haram, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
June 10, 2014

Senator: Clinton State Dept. Broke Law, Lied About Boko Haram Terror Threat

Originally published in The Washington Free Beacon
‘The State Department’s own reports from 2009 to 2013 further demonstrate that Boko Haram “steadily increased in deadliness and its connectivity to terrorist organizations,” according to Vitter’s letter.
Boko Haram has even gone on to …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage, Nigeria
June 9, 2014

More than 600 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants

Originally published in The Times
‘[Mr. Davis, unofficial mediator between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government] said that the only way to resolve the hostage crisis would be for a peace deal to be reached with members of the Boko Haram …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage, Nigeria

Terrorism in Nigeria: The Threat from Boko Haram and Ansaru

In light of the massacre of upwards of 500 people by Boko Haram in Nigeria on 3 June 2014, following the kidnapping of 329 girls in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, the latest strategic briefing from The Henry Jackson …

Posted in Boko Haram, Briefing, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight

New HJS Briefing Exposes The Extent Of Security Threats Posed By Boko Haram

In light of the massacre of upwards of 500 people by Boko Haram in Nigeria on 3 June 2014, following the kidnapping of 329 girls in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, the latest strategic briefing from The Henry Jackson …

Posted in Boko Haram, Nigeria, Press Release
June 8, 2014

Boko Haram and defining the ‘al-Qaeda network’

Originally published on Al-Jazeera
‘Over 200 of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing. These kidnappings have led to an increased focus on the threat posed by the perpetrators: Boko Haram. This group has been conducting a vicious insurgency in Nigeria since 2009 in …

Posted in Boko Haram, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
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