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Editorial
November 3, 2017

How does Central Asia contribute to ISIS recruitment?

Henry Jackson Society
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Julia Rushchenko
The New York truck attack that took place this week and left eight dead is another grim reminder of the danger Islamist terrorism poses for the Western countries. The 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, a ‘green card’ holder from Uzbekistan, has been ...
August 21, 2017

Saudi’s Approach to Counter-Extremism: Can the Country Afford to Continue Neglect Women’s Rights?

Henry Jackson Society
By Najah Alotaibi Two recent events have brought Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights into sharp relief. First, Saudi police arrested a young model for wearing an apparently “indecent” outfit while filming a shoot at a cultural site. Her crime? Failing to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Research
October 31, 2017

Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”

Henry Jackson Society
A new Henry Jackson Society report has warned that the public sector organisations and elected officials are partnering with the extremist-linked group Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend). Compiling years’ worth of evidence, the report, Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”, demonstrates ...
October 8, 2017

Infographic: Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence is Funding Terrorism

Henry Jackson Society
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMAN AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS FUNDING TERRORISM #stoptraffickingterror Terrorists are using sexual violence, including rape, sexual slavery, and forced marriage, to bolster recruits, galvanize fighters, and, in the case of Islamist groups, punish kuffar (disbelievers). These are just part of our ...
October 8, 2017

Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence Fund Terrorism

Henry Jackson Society
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMAN AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS FUNDING TERRORISM #stoptraffickingterror Terrorists are using sexual violence, including rape, sexual slavery, and forced marriage, to bolster recruits, galvanize fighters, and, in the case of Islamist groups, punish kuffar (disbelievers). These are just part of our ...
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 ...