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September 7, 2016

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

‘It’s a mockery’: Fury as hate preacher Anjem Choudary gets HALF the maximum jail term and will walk free in two and a half years – with his supporters chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ at the news

Terror experts have slammed the five-and-a-half-year sentence handed to Britain’s most notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
The cleric was found guilty of encouraging support for ISIS and urging his followers to join the terror group in a series of incendiary lectures …

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

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary jailed for five years

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for inviting support for the so-called Islamic State group.
The 49-year-old was convicted at the Old Bailey after backing the group in an oath of allegiance published online.

Hannah Stuart, research fellow …

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

Event: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Tuesday 6th September 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Melanie Phillips, Journalist, Broadcaster and Author, Gideon Falter, Chairman of the Campaign Against Antisemitism, Tom Wilson, Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson …

Posted in Belgium, Europe, Event, Extremism, France, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
August 31, 2016

Death of Isil propaganda chief ‘could see decline in attacks on West’

Islamic State’s ability to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe will be damaged by the death of the group’s deputy leader, experts say.
Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, killed this week in a US air strike near al-Bab in Aleppo province, was the …

Posted in Europe, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Middle East, News Coverage, North America, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
August 30, 2016

HJS Research Fellow Rupert Sutton Appears on Time FM News Bulletin to Explain Prevent Strategy

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT, Extremism, Far-Right, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

The Burkini Is A Problem, But Banning It Is No Solution

Originally published by Huffington Post.
Reports of Islamist terror attacks in Europe have become so common that they are now coming in at roughly two a week. The minor ones barely receive any international news coverage at all. France has been …

Posted in Europe, Extremism, Islamism, Opinion Editorial
August 28, 2016

Boy killer in ISIS footage may be son of British terror recruiter Sally Jones

A BOY seen murdering a man in an Isis video is feared to be the son of a notorious British terror recruiter.
The blue-eyed killer, inset right, looks around the same age as Jojo Jones, the 11-year-old son of twisted Sally …

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

Major powers take the reins in Syria as Turkey joins battle for control of its border

After capturing the border town of Jarablus from Islamic State, Syrian rebel fighters sat awaiting instructions from their Turkish commander. None of them quite knew where they were heading next.
“We were told there would be multiple stages in the offensive, …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
August 27, 2016

Inside the ‘Caliphate Cubs’: ISIS grooming kid suicide bombers to wreak havoc in Europe

Only yesterday, ISIS released a vile propaganda clip of child executioners, one reported to be British, shooting prisoners in the back of the head.
Meanwhile, disturbing pictures emerged last week of a 15-year-old boy desperately trying to detonate his explosive belt …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
August 26, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Extremism, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism

From Cannes to Bavaria, politicians fiddle with burkini bans while Europe boils

Originally published in the Telegraph.
Until a few years ago, nobody had heard of a burkini. After this summer, it is unlikely many people will want to hear about the garment ever again. The fact that this item of beach clothing …

Posted in Europe, Extremism, France, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: ‘Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea’

By Patrick Benjamin
On the 24th of August Dr Shiraz Maher addressed the Henry Jackson Society on the subject of his book Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea. He began by pointing out that although we assume that adherents of a …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism
August 25, 2016

Douglas Murray on Newsnight after France’s Burkini Row

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, France, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism

Of All The Bad Things About France’s Burkini Ban, This Is The Worst…

There are several reasons why burkini bans like the one currently being enforced in Nice, France are a seriously bad idea.
One, is that they inevitably lead to ugly, embarrassing, unhelpful stories like this one involving a hapless Muslim woman being …

Posted in Extremism, France, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Burkini Row Sees Author Shelina Janmohamed Compare French Police To Isis Militants On BBC’s Newsnight

French police who forced a woman to remove her burkini on a beach in Nice ‘are no better’ than Islamic State militants, a British author has claimed.
Shelina Janmohamed told BBC Newsnight on Wednesday that women everywhere should be protesting after …

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

Bashar al-Assad has normalised the use of chemical weapons in Syria – and we rewarded him for it

Originally published in the International Business Times. 
This week, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed what everyone already suspected: the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad had lied repeatedly about its adherence to a deal worked out in …

Posted in ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Syria, Terrorism & Security
August 24, 2016

The burkini ban is a political ruse

Originally published in the Spectator.
Private Eye used to run a column called the ‘Neo-philes’, listing some of the endless cases of hacks saying ‘X is the new Y’ (‘This season green is the new black’ and so on). So let …

Posted in Europe, Extremism, France, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Event: ‘Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea’

Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea
Dr Shiraz Maher, Author of Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea, and Deputy Director, ICSR, King’s College London
TIME: 12:30-13:30, Wednesday 24th August 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Dr …

Posted in Event, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
August 22, 2016

Davis Lewin Interviewed on LBC Regarding Separation of Islamist Prisoners in British Jails

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

UK: Clerics Who Threaten Reformers and Praise Murderers

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. 
The conviction of radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary — the most prominent extremist in Britain — has been widely welcomed in the UK. For years his followers and he have infuriated the vast majority of …

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