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October 4, 2016

Prevent isn’t perfect – but its critics should stick to the facts

Originally published by Left Foot Forward
Last week’s publication of an open letter in the Guardian criticising the evidence behind the UK’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, represents the latest change in tack from the ongoing campaign to destroy the policy.
The letter took issue …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 3, 2016

Isil prepares for ‘apocalyptic showdown of Muslim and Christian armies’ in Syrian town of Dabiq

Originally published in The Telegraph
US-backed Syrian rebels say they are within 48 hours of reaching the Isil-held town of Dabiq, which is regarded by the jihadists as the preordained site of the final apocalyptic battle between Muslims and Christians.

But analysts believe a …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United States
October 2, 2016

Leaflet ‘handed out at east London mosque’ tells Muslims to kill all who insult the prophet

Originally published by Standard
A senior member of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign team has called on people to break anti-terrorism laws.

Prevent has been widely criticised for being heavy-handed but Rupert Sutton, of the Henry Jackson Society, an anti-extremist think tank, said: “Calling …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Democracy & Development, Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

The ‘academics’ criticising the Prevent strategy are nothing of the sort

Original published by the Spectator
This is how the madness spreads. While some politicians of the left continue to pretend that the situation in the Labour party and on the British left in general is salvageable, they seem not to realise that …

Posted in Defence, Extremism, Media, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 28, 2016

Regime troops begin massive Aleppo ground offensive as children are operated on without anaesthetic

Originally posted in New Zealand Herald
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States

Regime troops begin massive Aleppo ground offensive as children are operated on without anaesthetic

Orginally published in New Zealand Herald
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and shrink …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States
September 27, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

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Posted in Belgium, Europe, Event Transcript, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Syrian troops begin ground offensive to retake Aleppo

Originally published in The Telegraph
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and shrink the pocket down,” …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States

Putin needs more sanctions because Russia DID down MH17, expert says ahead of key report

Originally published in Express
VLADIMIR Putin’s regime has a disregard for human life exemplified by its downing of a plane over Ukraine, a leading expert has said ahead of a report expected to blame Russia for the attack.
Dr Andrew Foxall, director of …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Terrorism & Security, Ukraine
September 25, 2016

Can President Rouhani really be described as a ‘moderate’?

Originally published by The Spectator
Mark Twain once said that if you give a man a reputation as an early-riser he can sleep in till noon. The same is true of calling someone ‘a moderate’. Call someone ‘a moderate’ and they can …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, Iran, Israel, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, United States
September 20, 2016

Study: Former Al-Qaida Terrorists Training Islamic State Cells in Europe

Originally posted in Voice of America
The study by the Henry Jackson Society, a London-based research institution, looked at the al-Qaida-linked terror networks in Europe in the early 2000s, around the time of the NATO-led invasion of Afghanistan, and the current networks …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Europe, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Syria, United Kingdom
September 15, 2016

Event: ‘Report Launch: An Enduring Threat: Europe’s Islamist Terror Networks Then and Now’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Thursday 15th September 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 11, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Emma Webb, Research Fellow, Henry Jackson Society;
Rupert Sutton, Research Fellow, Henry Jackson Society
To see a summary of this event click here

With over a hundred …

Posted in Belgium, CRT Event, Europe, Event, Extremism, France, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
September 14, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

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Posted in CRT Event, Europe, European Union, Event Transcript, Extremism, Far-Right, France, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 8, 2016

After suffering military defeats and the loss of several leaders, is this the beginning of the end for Islamic State?

Isis’s statelet is faltering. But unfortunately, the way Isis is losing its urban strongholds is legitimising it, laying the groundwork for a military recovery.
Isis is waging a revolutionary war that prioritises politics and focuses on the long term, exhausting its …

Posted in Extremism, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
September 7, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

By Patrick Benjamin
On 6th September, by the kind invitation of Matthew Offord MP, the Henry Jackson Society held a film screening of the recently released documentary ‘Europe in Crisis – A Shattered Haven’. The film looked at rising European extremism, …

Posted in CRT Event, Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, Extremism, Far-Right, France, Hamas, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

Douglas Murray on LBC after Anjem Choudary sentencing

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

BBC News at 10 featuring Hannah Stuart on Anjem Choudary

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

Hannah Stuart on France 24 Talking about Choudary Sentence

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

The menace of Choudary is at last behind bars

Originally published in the Express.
After years of convening, inspiring and inciting radical Muslims across Britain, Anjem Choudary has finally been found guilty in a British court of encouraging support for ISIS. He is now facing up to ten years in …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

How Choudary corrupted the minds of children: He inspired boy, 5, to shout ‘shame’ at women not wearing burkas, his brother, 12, to defend Charlie Hebdo killers and their sister, 9, to dream of going to Syria

For nearly 20 years, Anjem Choudary thought he was untouchable. The Islamic hate preacher stood on street corners with a microphone spewing out vile anti-British propaganda condemning Western lifestyles and promising that Islamic flags would soon fly over Downing Street.
He …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

Secularism 2016 Conference: Secularism ‘on the frontline of the most important issue of our time’

The National Secular Society kicked off its 150th anniversary celebrations with a conference on Saturday 3 September covering everything from collective worship in schools to community cohesion in a secular democracy. The conference was an opportunity to reflect on everything …

Posted in Europe, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Preacher Choudary brainwashed up to 600 Brits into going to Syria for ISIS

ANJEM Choudary brainwashed up to 600 Brits into going to Syria to join Islamic State, security experts revealed yesterday.
And nearly a quarter of Islamic terror offenders in the UK since 1999 were inspired by the jailed hate preacher or his …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

B’Tselem rep refuses to call Hamas terror organization

The far-left NGO B’Tselem drew criticism Tuesday for its apparent refusal to condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization, as a B’Tselem representative repeatedly refused to describe characterize Hamas as a terror group during an interview with J-TV.
Sarit Michaeli, a spokeswoman …

Posted in Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
September 6, 2016

B’Tselem activist avoids calling Hamas a terror group

A spokesperson for Israeli NGO B’Tselem repeatedly refused to categorise Hamas as a terrorist organisation during an interview with a Jewish TV Channel.
Sarit Michaeli was being interviewed by Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society, for a …

Posted in Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Coming soon: Sinn Féin at Labour conference on the ‘cost of Ireland’s partition’

Throughout Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour party, his links to Sinn Féin have been called into question by his critics. As Mr S’s colleague Douglas Murray has previously reported, Corbyn was chumming up to the Irish republican party even …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
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