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Category Archives: Boko Haram

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May 17, 2014

Davis Lewin discusses the Nigerian government’s response to Boko Haram on Sky News

On the 17th May, HJS Political Director appeared on Sky News to comment on the political difficulties the government of Nigeria is beginning to face, amid increased media coverage of terrorist violence in the north of the country. Davis went …

Posted in Boko Haram, Broadcast Appearances, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security

How Nyanya blast suspect, Sodiq Ogwuche was radicalized in the UK

Originally published in the Daily Post (Nigeria)
HJS Research Fellow Robin Simcox has been quoted in the Daily Post on his surprise as to the length of time it has taken for British-born Islamic extremists to rally to the cause of Boko …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security

The front pages: “Extremists” abroad and an immigration “scandal”

Originally published on UK Wired News
‘For the Independent, the lead story is the man it calls “the British face of Boko Haram”.
Its front page pictures Aminu Sadiq Oguweche, a British-born man currently being held in Sudan on suspicion of being …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage
May 16, 2014

The British face of Boko Haram: Man suspected of masterminding Nigerian bomb attacks was ‘radicalised’ at Welsh university

Originally published in The Independent
HJS Research Fellow and expert in extremism Robin Simcox has commented on claims that Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, a British-born Boko Haram militant, was radicalised while he attended a university in Wales. Robin said that it was now …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security
May 12, 2014

Olivier Guitta discusses Boko Haram on Sky News

On the 12th May, HJS Research Director Olivier Guitta discussed the rise and capabilities of Boko Haram on Sky News. To view his full appearance, click on the link below:

Posted in Boko Haram, Broadcast Appearances
May 10, 2014

Davis Lewin on Sky News discussing Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls

On the 10th May, HJS Political Director Davis Lewin appeared on Sky News to discuss Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. Davis also touched upon the substantive effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the social campaign to retrieve …

Posted in Boko Haram, Broadcast Appearances
May 8, 2014

Boko Haram and the kidnap of Nigerian schoolchildren is an outrage we cannot ignore

Originally published in the Daily Express
‘At first it sounded impossible. How could a terrorist group – even one as ideologically crazed as Boko Haram – succeed in kidnapping more than 200 girls from a boarding school in Nigeria? And then threaten …

Posted in Boko Haram, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
May 7, 2014

Robin Simcox discusses Boko Haram on BBC Merseyside

On the 7th May, terrorism expert and HJS Research Fellow Robin Simcox talked to BBC Merseyside about the rise of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. To listen to Robin’s full appearance on the program, click on the link …

Posted in Boko Haram, Broadcast Appearances, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security
April 24, 2014

Tony Blair gets it. If only the current batch of world leaders did too.

Originally published on Breitbart
“…there is, nonetheless, a flaw in Blair’s analysis. It’s good as far as it goes – but as the Henry Jackson Society’s Douglas Murray, one of the leading experts on Islamist extremism, argues here – it doesn’t go quite …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage
April 14, 2014

Olivier Guitta on Sky News discussing Boko Haram’s latest attack in Abuja

On the 14th April, HJS Research Director Olivier Guitta appeared on Sky News to discuss Boko Haram and their recent atrocity in Abuja, a bomb attack on a bus station that killed 70 people. Olivier also discussed Boko Haram’s next …

Posted in Boko Haram, Broadcast Appearances
March 18, 2014

Event Transcript: ‘Why Protecting Religious Freedom Matters’

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Posted in Boko Haram, Event Transcript
January 10, 2014

Security and terrorism experts highlight global dangers in 2014

First published in the International Business Times
The Henry Jackson Society’s analysts discuss the global threat of terrorism in 2014, showing how extremist Islamic violence has fragmented across the Arab world and is concentrating in parts of Africa, for instance. The forthcoming …

Posted in Boko Haram, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
November 27, 2013

Olivier Guitta discusses Boko Haram on France 24

Olivier Guitta from HJS was interviewed by France 24 about the motives behind Boko Haram’s recent kidnapping of a French priest in Cameroon.
Watch the interview here
Olivier Guitta is Research Director at The Henry Jackson Society

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage
October 9, 2013

Executive Summary: Getting Counterterrorism Right: A Transatlantic Conversation

This is an executive summary an the event with General Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and of the National Security Agency Principal at the Chertoff Group, and Lord Carlile, Liberal Democrat Member of the House of Lords …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event Summaries, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
September 30, 2013

Getting Counterterrorism Right: A Transatlantic Conversation

General Michael V. Hayden
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and of the National Security Agency
Principal at the Chertoff Group
The Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE
Liberal Democrat Member of the House of Lords
Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, 2001-2011
TIME: 3 – …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event
September 25, 2013

‘Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla’

 SPEAKER: David Kilcullen, Counterterrorism Expert and Author
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Wednesday 25th September 2013
VENUE: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London SW1A 2LW
To attend please RSVP to: researchassistant5@henryjacksonsociety.org
The uncertain legacies of the protracted wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event
August 30, 2013

Editorial: The Necessity of State Secrecy in Combating Al-Qaeda

First published by The Huffington Post.
For better or worse, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden have ignited a debate on state secrecy. The momentum within public sentiment presently seems to be that our governments have concealed too much, for too long.
Yet …

Posted in Boko Haram, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
May 9, 2013

‘Transnational Threats in a Fragile Region: Terrorism, Drugs and Crime in West Africa’

SPEAKER: Dr. Kwesi Aning, Dean and Director of Research at Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Thursday 9th May
VENUE: Committee Room 13, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
For a summary of this event click here.

 Gemma Doyle MP
OK, I think …

Posted in Africa, Boko Haram, Event
February 1, 2012

Splits emerge within Boko Haram

Reports are emerging of a split developing within the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram. A new group called Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan (lit. Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa) has circulated a statement by its leader, …

Posted in Africa, Boko Haram, Content, Islamism, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop
January 25, 2012

The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots against the West?

By kind invitation of John Spellar MP, The Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a meeting with Mitchell D. Silber, Director of both the NYPD Intelligence Division’s Analytic and Cyber Units.  As part of his responsibilities, he supervises the …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event, Terrorism & Security

AQ’s threat diversifies further

Islamist sects operating in both Nigeria and the Sinai Peninsula are largely viewed as groups autonomous from any kind of al-Qaeda influence. However, two developments this week may have changed all that.
Boko Haram has previously been linked with al-Shabaab, the …

Posted in Boko Haram, Egypt, Islamism, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop
September 26, 2011

The Long Arms of al Qaeda

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Posted in Africa, Boko Haram, Islamism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
September 16, 2011

The Rising of Restrictions on Religion

By kind invitation of Derek Twigg MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion with Brian Grim, Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center, where he gave an in depth analysis of the findings of the new …

Posted in Boko Haram, Democracy & Development, Event
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