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 Lympne CH QC
Home Secretary, 1993 – 1997

Leader of the Conservative Party, 2003-2005

Mark Rowley QPM
Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

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“Terrorism uses emotional shock in order to confuse and to divide. An important tool in understanding and defeating it is a reliable and dispassionate account of its perpetrators, their characteristics, their offences and their networks. Precisely such an account is provided in the latest edition of this encyclopaedic work.”

David Anderson Q.C. Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

Islamism-inspired terrorism remains the principal terrorism threat to both the United Kingdom and British interests overseas. At the end of 2016, terrorism directed, approved or inspired by Islamic State posed the predominant threat to national security, while al-Qaeda and affiliate groups continue to aspire to attack Western interests. For more than two decades, militant Islamist groups have successfully recruited UK-based individuals for terrorist facilitation and training overseas, as well as directed or inspired involvement in terrorism at home.

The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to the launch of its major research project Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK. The report identifies and profiles all Islamism-inspired terrorism convictions and suicide attacks in the UK between 1998 and 2015 in order to provide detailed information and statistical analysis on the manifestation and development of the threat to British national security. Statistics include offenders’ background information, types of offences, roles and targets as well as the prevalence of links to terrorist networks and travel for terrorist purposes, including training and combat experience. The main report author, Hannah Stuart, will explain the trends that the publication shows and invite the other two distinguished speakers to comment.

Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne, CH, PC, QC is a British politician who served as the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2003 to December 2005. He had previously held cabinet positions in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Employment, Secretary of State for the Environment and Home Secretary.

Hannah Stuart is a Senior Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society and has authored reports on extremism, terrorism and jihadist ideology as well as religious law and the role of religion in the public sphere. Hannah has advised government officials and MPs, and has given evidence to relevant Home Affairs Select Committee inquiries. Her research and ideas have informed counter-radicalisation policy.

Mark Rowley is the Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police. In November 2003, he became Assistant Chief Constable. His responsibilities originally included local policing, crime reduction and criminal justice, but in 2005 his role changed and he became responsible for major and organised crime. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2007. He served as temporary Chief Constable of Surrey Police from March 2008. He was appointed Chief Constable of the force in March 2009.


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