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June 9, 2017

Blind, bovine hope will get us nowhere – it’s time to change our response to Islamic extremism

Henry Jackson Society
By Douglas Murray. This article originally appeared in The Daily Mail. Last Sunday, I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics to discuss the aftermath of the Manchester attack. I said what I thought, and various Muslim groups promptly went bananas. This was not ...
June 7, 2017

Hate speech spreads too easily in online spaces – here’s how social media can stop it

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik. This article originally appeared in The Telegraph. The last few months have seen three tragic terrorist attacks occur in the United Kingdom in quick succession. The question we now find ourselves asking is what more could have been done to prevent ...
June 6, 2017

Why Trump’s wrong to obsess over terrorists’ nationality rather than developing a smart plan to defeat their ideology

Henry Jackson Society
This article originally appeared in the New York Daily News. By Nikita Malik. As the most recent terrorist attacks unfolded in London, President Trump took to Twitter to express anger and frustration towards the resistance to the travel bans he has sought ...
January 18, 2017

Chelsea Manning betrayed the US and endangered innocent lives – she is no hero

Kyle Orton
Originally published in the International Business Times. It might have been thought that a consistent opposition to treason was not all that difficult. But President Barack Obama’s surprise decision last night to commute the sentence of Bradley, now Chelsea, Manning, showed ...
May 23, 2017

Manchester bombing: Isis claims responsibility for concert attack as part of ‘shock and awe’ tactics, analysts say

Henry Jackson Society
This article originally appeared in The Independent Isis’ claim it was behind an attack that left at least 22 people dead in Manchester is part of a “shock and awe” strategy to maintain momentum as its territories shrink, analysts have said. The terrorist group ...
November 28, 2016

Prevent gets a bad press, but it’s a crucial tool against the far-right that killed Jo Cox

Henry Jackson Society
Rupert Sutton
Originally published by Left Foot Forward. Recent reports that there has been a worrying rise in the number of far-right referrals to the government’s counter-radicalisation programme, Prevent, have been given a grim postscript this week by the conviction of neo-Nazi terrorist, ...
July 11, 2017

Understanding CONTEST: The Foundation and the Future

Henry Jackson Society
CONTEST, the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, was made publicly available in 2006, and revisions followed in 2009 and 2011. It is split into four work streams – Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare. In light of the recent attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London ...
July 5, 2017

Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK

Tom Wilson
A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK”, has highlighted the need for a public inquiry into the foreign-based funding of Islamist extremism. We report on a growing body of evidence on the considerable ...
March 5, 2017

Infographic: Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Hannah Stuart
Click here to see an infographic based on the conclusions of our report, ‘Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998 – 2015)‘. Sources for the infographic can be found the full report, which is available for purchase ...
March 5, 2017

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Hannah Stuart
Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015), a new research project from The Henry Jackson Society, presents the most comprehensive ever overview of the threat from Islamism-inspired terrorism in the United Kingdom. Islamist terrorism remains the principal ...
November 17, 2014

Banking Restrictions on Extremism-Linked Muslim Groups

Henry Jackson Society
As part of our ongoing examination of factors enabling extremists’ abuse of civic space, HJS’ Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism published a briefing titled: Banking Restrictions on Extremism-Linked Muslim Groups. The briefing investigates charities and groups to ...
September 25, 2014

Disrupting Extremists: More Effective Use of Existing Legislation

Hannah Stuart
In raids across London, a total of nine men – including hate preacher Anjem Choudhury – have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of being members of a proscribed organisation, presumed to be al-Muhajiroun. In its first public release, ...