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October 25, 2017

Islam converts ‘often vulnerable to radical rhetoric’, says terrorism expert

Much greater emphasis must be placed on the dangers posed by recent converts to Islam as they have previously been behind major terrorist attacks, a report has warned.
Although the vast majority of converts to the religion are peaceful and law-abiding, …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Britain MUST monitor Islam converts more aggressively to stop ISIS attacks, report warns

Islamic converts are “over-represented” among foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, the study by the highly-respected Henry Jackson Society think tank found.
They have also been responsible for a “range of major terrorist attacks”, the report discovered.
Earlier this month British authorities revealed about …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Britain facing a new wave of terror after 425 homegrown ISIS fighters return from Iraq and Syria

Britain faces a fresh terror wave from 425 homegrown IS jihadi fighters fleeing Iraq and Syria, warns a former MI6 chief.
Only Muslim countries Turkey, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia face larger numbers fleeing collapsing IS terror strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
Richard …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Muslim converts ‘vulnerable to Isis radicalisation’, research finds

Muslim converts can be vulnerable to radicalisation because their “vacuum of knowledge” leaves them ill-equipped to reject extremist ideology, a new report has warned.
Research by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) think-tank found that although the vast majority of converts to Islam are …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
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 28, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Spotting the signs: Identifying vulnerability to radicalisation among students’

On Thursday April 27th, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Nicola Benyahia, professional counsellor at Families for Life, a support service for those affected by radicalisation of their families and loved ones, and Sean Arbuthnot, the co-founder of Tadris Consultants and …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism

Event Summary: ‘Islamism’

By Oliver James
On the 20th of April the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Tarek Osman, author of Egypt on the Brink and presenter of the BBC series Islam Divided. He was here to discuss his new book Islamism: What it Means …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism
March 21, 2017

Event: ‘HJS Report Launch – Mitigating the Risks? Compliance with the Prevent Duty on Campus’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, 21st March 2017
VENUE: Committee Room 5, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS
Rupert Sutton
Research Fellow, Henry Jackson Society
Jessica Trahar
Head of Strategic Development,
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Sam Slack
Regional Higher Education Prevent Coordinator,
Department of Education
For a summary …

Posted in Event, Extremism, Far-Right, Islamism, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 7, 2017

Event: HJS Report Launch – ‘Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK’

TIME: 10:00 – 11:00, 7th March 2017
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
Speaker Panel
Hannah Stuart
Author, Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK
Senior Research Fellow, Henry Jackson Society
With
The Rt Hon. The Lord Howard of …

Posted in Event, Islamism, Terrorism & Security, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 7, 2017

Event: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood – A Firewall Against Terrorism?’

TIME: 7th February, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 18, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Steven Merley
Editor, Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch Daily
To RSVP, or for any further information, please email
violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
The Muslim Brotherhood has come under great scrutiny since the …

Posted in Event, Islamism, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 5, 2017

European Immigration: Mainly Muslim, Mainly Male, Mainly Young

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute
2016 was a fine year for Islamist terrorism and an even finer year for Western political distraction. While Islamic terrorists repeatedly succeeded in carrying out mass-casualty terrorist attacks, as well as a constant run of …

Posted in Europe, Islamism, Opinion Editorial
December 7, 2016

The campaign against Prevent is based on myths and distortion – and it’s helping Islamic extremists thrive

Originally published by the Telegraph.
The corrosive damage done to the fabric of society by extremist narratives from across the political spectrum has at its heart one key message: that the UK’s diverse communities cannot, and should not, peacefully co-exist alongside …

Posted in Islamism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom

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
December 2, 2016

How was a gay Islamist porn star able to penetrate Germany’s intelligence agency?

Originally published by The Spectator
Anybody who has observed Germany in recent years may have noticed that the country’s politicians have gone a bit nuts.  For instance, it isn’t just Chancellor Merkel but a broad swathe of the German political class, …

Posted in Germany, Islamism, Opinion Editorial
November 26, 2016

UK: Two Systems of Justice

Originally posted by the Gatestone Institute
So farewell, then, Anjem Choudary. For two and half years at least. On September 6, the radical cleric was sentenced by a British judge to five and a half years in prison for encouraging people …

Posted in Far-Right, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
October 13, 2016

Literature Inciting Murder Discussed by Rupert Sutton and Maajid Nawaz on LBC

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

Kyle Orton speaks about Syria to BBC Radio Oxford

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
October 11, 2016

Event: ‘Report Launch – Governing the Caliphate: Profiles of Islamic State Leaders’

TIME: 17:00-18:00, Tuesday 11th October 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 6, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Kyle Orton, Research Fellow, The Henry Jackson Society;
Author, ‘Governing the Caliphate: Profiles of Islamic State Leaders’
To attend please visit: http://bit.ly/2dHllgH
#HJSevents
The Islamic State has been …

Posted in CRT Event, Event, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Syria
October 7, 2016

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

Originally published by Evening Standard
Police today launched a hate crime probe after literature saying those who insult Islam “must be killed” was allegedly handed out at a London mosque.

Rupert Sutton, an extremism researcher at the Henry Jackson Society think tank, said: “The …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 22, 2016

The Islamophobic attacks you don’t hear about

Originally published by The Spectator
Incidents of ‘Islamophobia’ are really getting out of hand in Britain. In fact there has been such a wave of attacks that it’s amazing that politicians and commentators across the political spectrum, (not to mention all those …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 20, 2016

This is why Isis prefers to use home-grown terrorists over foreign jihadis

By Emma Webb
Originally published by The Independent
Recently three women were arrested for allegedly plotting an Isis directed attack on Paris after French police found a car filled with gas cylinders near Notre Dame Cathedral. It is easy for this to …

Posted in ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
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
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