HJS on Tareena Shakil guilty verdict


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As British mother Tareena Shakil becomes the first women to return from Islamic State’s Caliphate and be convicted of a terrorism offence, The Henry Jackson Society welcomes the precedent her case sets.

HJS Fellow Hannah Stuart said: “This case shows both a safeguarding approach and a robust prosecution service is needed when challenging extremism.

“Shakil had exhibited warning signs of increased radicalisation that could have been acted upon before she left, but after she took her young son to join Islamic State and encouraged others to do so, it was important to prosecute her.

“Shakil’s case also exemplifies women taking an increased role in terrorism-related offences in the UK in recent years, particularly in jihadist propagandising.”


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