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07 Dec 2016

The campaign against Prevent is based on myths and distortion – and it’s helping Islamic extremists thrive

Originally published by the Telegraph. The corrosive damage done to the fabric of society by extremist narratives from across the political spectrum has at its heart one key message: that the UK’s diverse communities cannot, and should not, peacefully co-exist alongside one another. This is emphasised in Dame Louise Casey’s report into integration, published this … Continued

07 Dec 2016

Event: ’25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

By Michael Hartfield On Monday 5th December the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host a highly distinguished panel including, Arkady Ostrovsky, Vladimir Pastukhov, Sir Andrew Wood and Robert Service. With a panel of such a high calibre, the event was a highly insightful discussion on the topic of Russia’s past, present and future. Arkady Ostrovsky … Continued

07 Dec 2016

BBC slammed over IS sympathiser’s role on show about British Muslims

Originally published by the Evening Standard The BBC was today accused of “totally inappropriate” conduct over its decision to feature a notorious extremist who has expressed support for Islamic State beheadings in a new programme on British Muslims to be broadcast next week. Anthony Small, 35, a former boxer and associate of jailed extremist cleric Anjem Choudary, … Continued

07 Dec 2016

Why integration should concern British Jews, and everyone else

Originally published by The Times of Israel In their 1963 book Beyond the Melting Pot Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Nathan Glazer cautioned Americans that ethnicity is a stubborn thing and that integration between people of different origins was going to be far from smooth or automatic. The government’s newly released Casey Review into integration and … Continued

05 Dec 2016

Event Summary: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

By Talia Jessener On Tuesday 29th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome an esteemed panel of speakers to discuss how best to defend the Balfour Declaration to detractors and apologists. The significance of this document could not have been timelier; indeed, as Mark Regev, the ambassador of Israel, reminded us in his … Continued

05 Dec 2016

‘Right on’ critics are ignoring problems caused by immigration, government tsar warns after Muslim groups condemn her ‘inflammatory call’ for newcomers to take a vow of allegiance.

Originally published by the Daily Mail. The author of a bombshell report on immigration and integration in Britain today slammed ‘right on’ critics for ignoring real problems. Dame Louise Casey made a series of extraordinary recommendations today after months studying the impact of migration across the country. … Dr Alan Mendoza, of the Henry Jackson … Continued

05 Dec 2016

Casey Review Represents Invaluable Contribution to Managing Integration

The Casey Review, released today, honestly addresses many of the serious problems with integration and community cohesion in Britain. The Government is to be commended for publishing it, and the review process has been thorough. The Henry Jackson Society’s work on radicalisation and terrorism touches on many of the issues the review covers, and we … Continued

05 Dec 2016

25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Monday 5th December 2016 VENUE: Committee Room 9,House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA SPEAKERS Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia and Eastern Europe editor for The Economist Vladimir Pastukhov, Doctor of Political Science and Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford Sir Andrew Wood, Associate Fellow of the Russia and … Continued

01 Dec 2016

Event Summary: ‘The New Philistines’

By Frank Kibble On Monday 28th November The Henry Jackson Society welcomed former Visiting Fellow Sohrab Ahmari back to Millbank Tower to speak on his book, entitled The New Philistines: How Identity Politics Disfigure The Arts. Published by Biteback, Mr. Ahmari introduced his polemic as a study of how the art world is being politicised … Continued

01 Dec 2016

Event Summary: Curricula in the Middle East

By Michael Hartfield On Monday 28th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Marcus Sheff, to discuss curricula in the Middle East. Both speakers gave an insightful discussion on the importance of curricula, as textbooks either act as a barrier to radicalization or radicalize young people. Both speakers emphasized … Continued

01 Dec 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Middle East Predicament’

By Talia Jessener On Thursday 24th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Schueftan, Director of Security Studies at the University of Haifa, to give his views on the predicament that is the Middle East.  However, perhaps this term has been used too lightly, as during Schueftan’s opening remarks he claimed … Continued

01 Dec 2016

Event Summary: Report launch for Putin’s Useful Idiots

By Michael Hartfield On Wednesday 23rd November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to launch Dr. Andrew Foxall’s report ‘Putin’s Useful Idiots’, to discuss the Kremlin’s network of political influence in the UK. Dr Foxall was joined by Peter Pomerantsev and MP Ian Austin in a highly insightful and informative discussion. Dr Foxall begun the event by … Continued

30 Nov 2016

Event: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 30th November 2016 VENUE: Committee Room 17, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA SPEAKERS: Benedict Rogers, Author, The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2013-2016 Angela Gui, Human Rights Campaigner and daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai Ethan Gutmann, China Analyst For a summary of this event … Continued

29 Nov 2016

Austria Elections Reflect Europe’s Right-wing Surge

Originally published by Voice of America LONDON — Austria’s elections on Sunday could see Norbert Hofer chosen as the country’s first far-right leader since World War II. Austrians will head to the polls following a victory this week by Francois Fillon, the more right-leaning of two candidates in France’s conservative primary. … “It’s a pretty amazing … Continued

29 Nov 2016

What can we expect after the fall of Aleppo?

Originally posted by TRT World The pro-Assad coalition in Syria has conquered more than a third of the rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo City, the last urban stronghold of the mainstream armed opposition. Without significant external assistance, it is difficult to imagine the rebels can hold off, and in the coming days or weeks will … Continued

29 Nov 2016

Welcome to the world of right-wing gateway drugs. Are you ready for the ride?

Originally posted by The Spectator Even in its twilight years the Guardian remains the gift that keeps on giving.  As the tin-shaking below the pieces grows stronger (generally presenting the publication as the only barrier between the reader and incipient fascism) the pieces remain reliably ridiculous. Yet even by these standards, Monday produced perhaps the Guardian’s … Continued

29 Nov 2016

Event: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

DATE: Tuesday 29th November 2016,16:30 – 18:00, VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA SPEAKERS: Greetings and opening remarks by Ambassador Mark Regev Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James Panelists: Ambassador Dore Gold, former Director General, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Alan Baker, former Israeli Ambassador … Continued

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