Counter Terrorism

Counter-Terror Finance Efforts Threaten NGO Financial Access

Tom Keatinge | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Keatinge

The impact of national and international counter-terror finance efforts on the work of NGOs has received marked attention in recent months. BBC Radio...

Millions of Nigerians Support Boko Haram's Jihadism

Daniel Brett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Daniel Brett

Political illiteracy may not matter to those millions who support Boko Haram's nihilistic brand of jihadism, regardless of its negative impact on Nigeria's security, territorial integrity and communal relations. Yet, some may see the emergence of such violent insurrection as inevitable in a country plagued by corruption, state terror, political manipulation of ethnic divides and areas of extreme poverty.

Are Women the Next Frontline in the Syrian Conflict?

Rachel Briggs | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Rachel Briggs

Almost one-fifth (18 per cent) of those travelling to Syria from the EU are women... we can only assume that they will make their way to the frontline, as they have in many previous conflict zones.

Foreign Fighters: How to Win the War of Ideas

Rachel Briggs | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rachel Briggs

Today's report by the UK Parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee warns of the alarming number of westerners traveling to Syria to fight and calls for stronger efforts to counter the recruitment narratives of extremists.

Are Some Recent Religious Conversions Linked to Terrorism, Via Psychosis?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The great majority of terrorists aren't found to have any form of mental illness. However, the situation is less clear with so-called 'lone actors', 'self-starters' or pairs who aren't part of any mainstream group.

Universities Allowing Students To Be 'Targeted' By Islamist Extremists

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Islamist extremists are infiltrating universities and becoming highly influential amongst students because institutions are continuing to invite contr...

Teen Hacker Charged With Hoax Calls To Counter-Terrorist Hotline

PA | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK

Police investigating hoax calls to a Scotland Yard counter-terror hotline have charged a teenager with two offences. A 17-year-old boy from Birming...

Lib Dems Would 'Kill' Snooping Plan, Vows President

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron has vowed the party would "kill" proposals for increased monitoring of emails and internet use if they were not ...

Integration and Prevent 2.0: Are They a Break From the Past or More of the Same?

Nick Micinski | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Back in June 2011, the government presented their policy on counter terrorism - sold to us as the new Prevent strategy (what I call Prevent 2.0)- which supposedly signified a radical shift from Labour's approach to stopping extremism.

Metropolitan Police Launch Counter Terrorism Hotline

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

The Metropolitan Police has launched a counter-terror campaign urging people to report suspicious behaviour by calling a dedicated hotline. The fou...

Muslims Should Be 'Partners Not Informants' In Terror Fight

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Partnerships with London's Muslim community have been far more effective at fighting terrorism in the capital than confrontation, a former head of a M...

Six Men Arrested In Counter Terror Swoop

Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

Six men have been arrested in Birmingham as part of a large intelligence-led counter-terrorism operation, police said. The men were detained at or ...

Decennium 9/11 - Learning the Lessons

Andrew Staniforth | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Politics
Andrew Staniforth

For many years terrorist groups pursuing their political, religious and ideological beliefs have attacked our free and democratic way of life. Yet the largest loss of British citizens during a single terrorist attack did not occur in Britain but in the United States on 11 September 2001.