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September 6, 2016

‘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

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
August 21, 2016

How has al-Muhajiroun hidden in plain sight?

Anjem Choudary and his mentor in al-Muhajiroun, Omar Bakri Muhammad, had a standard joke to disarm journalists, interchangeably deployed between the two of them. Even in the group’s ideal, polygamous sharia Britain, Choudary would confide with a smile, he would …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 19, 2016

Is jailing Anjem Choudary the best idea?

Originally published in the Spectator.
Don’t let off your celebratory party poppers just yet! Anjem Choudary may be facing jail, but he is a slippery man – an ex-lawyer always careful to push the boundaries of the law he despised without …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 18, 2016

Hannah Stuart on NPR All Things Considered discussing Anjem Choudary’s conviction

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 17, 2016

Vile hate preacher Anjem Choudary faces 10 years JAIL for ISIS rants

The infamous 49-year-old Muslim encouraged backing for the terrorist group in a series of vile talks posted on YouTube and shared around his jihadi followers.
Police pounced on the unhinged preacher after he put his name to an online video pledging …

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

Who is an extremist? UK faces legal challenge over strategy to stop radicals

To his detractors, including the British government, Salman Butt is an extremist whose views on Islam fly in the face of Britain’s values and help foster an atmosphere where young Muslims can be radicalised by militants.
Even though he is not …

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

Why did this hate preacher escape jail for so long? asks Leo McKinstry

For decades radical preacher Anjem Choudary escaped justice. Unchallenged by the feeble British state this dangerous fanatic was able to carry on spreading his gospel of hate and barbarity.
At last he has been made to pay for his crimes. This …

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