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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
January 16, 2017

Event Transcript: ‘Lighting The Path: The Evolution of the Islamic State Media Enterprise’

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Posted in Event Transcript, ISIS, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: ‘Lighting The Path: The Evolution of the Islamic State Media Enterprise’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 10th January, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Craig Whiteside from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism. In an age of an increasingly accessible media, propaganda has become one of the most powerful weapons used by ISIS. …

Posted in Event Summaries, ISIS, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
December 17, 2016

Civilians fleeing Aleppo are already being recruited to join gangs of local jihadi extremists linked to al-Qaeda

Originally published by Daily Mail
Men fleeing Aleppo risk recruitment by jihadi groups operating in northern Syria, where an al-Qaeda-linked group has its main hub.
Civilians fleeing Aleppo are moving to Idlib province, where there are more than 50,000 rebel troops, including …

Posted in News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 3, 2016

Syria rebels vow to adopt guerrilla tactics as Assad forces seize two thirds of east Aleppo

Originally published by the Telegraph.
Faced with almost certain defeat in the city of Aleppo, Syrian rebel groups have promised to continue their war by adopting the guerrilla tactics of assassinations, armed raids and roadside bombs.
The four-year battle for control of …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 20, 2016

Spain terror threat: Two suspected ISIS terrorists ‘awaiting orders to attack’ arrested

Originally published in The Daily Star
The Moroccan pair were “dangerous” and “directed and controlled” by the terror group, Spanish Ministry of Interior officials said.
The two men, who have not been named, are said to have isolated themselves from the rest …

Posted in ISIS, Morocco, News Coverage, Spain, Terrorism & Security
November 15, 2016

The surprising similarities of Trump and Obama on foreign policy

Originally posted by the Christian Science Monitor:
Barack Obama undertakes his last overseas trip as president this week with an adjusted mission in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory: to reassure allies and partners about continuing support for them and America’s …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United States
November 12, 2016

Leading Islamic charity told by watchdog to distance itself from extremism

Originally posted in the Sunday Telegraph:
A leading Islamic charity which penned an open letter criticising The Sunday Telegraph’s reports about its extreme speakers and filed numerous complaints to the press regulator has been warned by the Charities Commission it must …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
October 19, 2016

What happens if Islamic State flees Iraq?

Originally published by The Week
The EU’s security commissioner has warned of the threat to Europe posed by Islamic State militants fleeing Mosul.

Kyle Orton, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, believes the group is deliberately giving up its caliphate.

Read full …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Defence, Europe, European Union, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey

Douglas Murray Discussing Migrant Crisis on BBC Radio Ulster

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

Kyle Orton Speaks to BBC World Service on Battle for Mosul and Aftermath

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Turkey

Douglas Murray on Sky News debating Migrant Crisis

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Defence, Europe, Extremism, ISIS, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

Dr Andrew Foxall on Sky News discussing how the West should respond to Putin’s Russia

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, RSC News Releases, Russia, Terrorism & Security

Dr Alan Mendoza speaks to Wall Street Journal about no-fly zone over Syria

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security

Kyle Orton Speaking to LBC about battle for Mosul

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Terrorism & Security
October 18, 2016

After losses in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State moves goal posts

Orginally published by Boston Globe
BEIRUT — Islamic State leaders had long promised their followers an apocalyptic battle — foretold, some believe, by the Prophet Mohammed — in an otherwise nondescript village they controlled in northern Syria.

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, the senior Islamic …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
October 17, 2016

Kyle Orton on Symbolic Importance of Dabiq to Islaimc State on BBC World Service

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
October 14, 2016

Now Russia’s Grip on UK Politics Is Obvious. But It’s Always Been There

Originally published by Heat Street
On Tuesday, Boris Johnson raised more than a few eyebrows when he called for “demonstrations” to take place outside Russia’s embassy in response to the Kremlin’s war crimes in Syria.
But the Foreign Secretary’s comments were soon overshadowed …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
October 13, 2016

Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Putin declare war, says expert

Originally published by Mail Online
Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Vladimir Putin declare war, an expert has warned.

Dr Andrew Foxall, director of Russian studies at the Henry Jackson Society, said Britain’s defence system, military strategy …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

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 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
October 6, 2016

The great conundrum for the Islamophobia lobby

Originally published by the Spectator
It is a shame that ‘subversion’ of the state is no longer a crime in Britain.  One result of it not being so is that people have become blind to the idea that it is even going …

Posted in Extremism, Media, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
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
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