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October 7, 2017

Rape and slavery was lure for UK Isis recruits with history of sexual violence

Men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse joined Islamic State because of the organisation’s systemic use of rape and slavery as a form of terrorism, according to new analysis.
The promotion and sanctioning of sexual violence by the extremist …

Posted in Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 6, 2017

If Britain Is to Leave the EU, London Must Double-Down on NATO

By Dr John Hemmings and Jack Wright
In his first interview since being elected chairman of the NATO military committee, the UK’s Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach attempted to promote the centrality of the military alliance to European defense, stating the European …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 2, 2017

Priti Patel pledges millions to fight slavery as she brands trafficking ‘like terrorism’

Priti Patel today backed the Evening Standard investigation into modern slavery — and pledged millions to help tackle it.
In an exclusive interview with the Evening Standard, the International Development Secretary stressed the urgency of the investigation as she compared it …

Posted in News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 6, 2017

Russia’s militarisation of the Arctic accelerating

The true scale of Russia’s military activities in the Arctic have been revealed in a new policy paper from The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre.
“Russia’s Policies towards a Changing Arctic“ describes Russia’s dramatic militarisation of the Arctic since 2014, …

Posted in Press Release, Publication, Russia, Terrorism & Security | Tagged , ,
September 5, 2017

The British government should lead the fight to bring Daesh to justice

Daesh’s atrocities have failed to deliver a caliph or their fictional caliphate. Our international partners must commit to apply international law to bring prosecutions against Daesh fighters and those who choose to partner with them, making it clear that wherever …

Posted in News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 25, 2017

Nikita Malik discusses children and the Islamic State in The Independent

Isis has used a 10-year-old American boy to issue a threat to Donald Trump as the group seeks to inspire terror attacks around the world.
The boy, named in the propaganda video as Yusuf, appeared in footage Isis claimed was filmed in its de-facto …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Global, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
August 16, 2017

Nikita Malik interviewed on children and Islamic state on ABC Australia

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
August 1, 2017

Nikita Malik discusses terrorism and internet encryption on LBC Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, News Coverage, Technology, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
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
May 31, 2017

Efforts to stamp out Islamism need community support to work

By Nikita Malik
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
Last week, towards the end of his journey, Trump visited Belgium. Like its neighbour France, the city has been besieged by Islamist terror attacks that have intensified in recent years. The President’s trip focused …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
May 23, 2017

Terrorists are growing in ambition. Stopping radicalisation is our only effective defence

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
by Nikita Malik
Writing in the 1970s, Brian Michael Jenkins concluded that “terrorism was theatre”, and that those who perpetrated it “want a lot of people watching, not a lot of people dead”.
Monday night’s attack in …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security

HJS experts available for comment following Manchester attack

HJS experts available for comment following Manchester attack
At the Henry Jackson Society, we are shocked by the horrific attack in Manchester Arena where 22 people have died and 59 have been injured.
It is yet to be confirmed whether the attack, …

Posted in CRT, Press Release, Terrorism & Security
April 27, 2017

Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students, investigates students who have travelled from the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq.

Those who have fought or trained abroad have been …

Posted in Publication, Terrorism & Security
March 24, 2017

Even if Isis is defeated in Syria and Iraq, its foreign reach has taken on a life of its own

This article originally appeared in the International Business Times 
Just after 2:30pm yesterday afternoon, a terrorist mowed down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge before jumping out near Parliament and stabbing a police officer to death. Three people were murdered, …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Syria, Terrorism & Security
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
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
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