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Category Archives: Terrorism & Security

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October 12, 2017

End the sexual violence that bonds traffickers and terrorists

By Nikita Malik
Rape was first recognised as a crime against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993. It continues to be employed as a weapon of war. Yet while international legal mechanisms allow for …

Posted in News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
October 11, 2017

Inside my life as an ISIS sex slave

After being captured by ISIS, a group of young girls were forced to stand against a wall while men groped their chests.
“If she had breasts, then she was OK to rape,” said a Yazidi survivor recounting the experience. “If she …

Posted in ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Sex slavery forms lucrative and critical role for Islamic State, Boko Haram

After being captured by Islamic State, a group of young girls were forced to stand against a wall while men groped their chest.
“If she had breasts then she was OK to rape,” said a Yazidi survivor recounting the experience. “If …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Stockholm syndrome: Why Boko Haram and Isis slaves choose to stay with their captors

Earlier in 2017, 83 schoolgirls held hostage by Nigerian terror group Boko Haram were given the opportunity to leave the militants following a series of negotiations with the government. All but one returned to their grieving families after three years of captivity.
In a …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 9, 2017

Study reveals sexual slavery ‘helped terror group Daesh make £23m last year’

Terrorists are turning to human trafficking, including trading in modern slavery, for their revenue streams, a new report reveals.
The so-called Islamic State (Daesh) and Boko Haram are among groups resorting to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams such …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Isis among terrorist groups using slaves to recruit rapists and domestic abusers

Terrorists are using slaves to generate funding and attract recruits including domestic abusers and rapists, research has found.
A report published by think-tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) warned that modern slavery and sexual violence was fuelling Isis and other groups operating across …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Sex slavery and human trafficking is how terror groups Isis and Boko Haram now raise funds

Groups, including Isis and Boko Haram, are turning to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams such as taxation and oil sales dry up, the research found.
The study by foreign policy and security think tank the Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

From Boko Haram to Islamic State, sex slavery and trafficking fund extremism – report

Offering kidnapped women and girls to jihadist fighters as sex slaves or wives helps militant groups lure and retain members, while sex trafficking can bankroll their extremist operations, a UK-based think-tank said on Monday.
Groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Rapists and wife-beaters flocked to join ISIS because the group’s systemised sexual violence appealed to them

A new study has shown that many men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse joined ISIS because of the group’s use of slavery and rape.
The Henry Jackson Society report claims the sanctioning of systemic sexual abuse served as a …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Nikita Malik speaks to BBC Radio Scotland about her Trafficking Terror Report

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Sexual slavery new funding source for terror groups like Isis, study reveals

Terrorists are using human trafficking, including trading in sex slaves, as a new source of funding, according to a new report.
Groups, including Isis and Boko Haram, are turning to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams such as taxation …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

ISIS deliberately luring paedos and sex predators to join its ranks

ISIS is attracting rapists and paedophiles to fight for them by rewarding them with sex slaves, terror experts claim.
Men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse are believed to have joined the jihadi group because of the organisation’s use …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, CRT Report, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Terror groups’ £23m profit in sex trafficking

Terror groups are using human trafficking, including trading in sex slaves, as a new source of funding, according to a report.
Daesh and Boko Haram are among those resorting to kidnapping and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams, such as taxation …

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