Counter Terrorism

Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson Can't Stop Kids Joining Isis, But These Characters Might

Tanya Silverman | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Tanya Silverman

With so much attention on the young girls flocking to join ISIS from the UK and elsewhere, surely a message like Jiya's that empowers girls and stands up to extremism should be spread.

Fifty Shades, BDSM and the Kinkyf**kery of Our Civil Liberties

Bex Felton | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Bex Felton

While we variously hand-wring about our moral turpitude or lament the lack of full frontal nudity ; while our services deploy emergency drills in the face of lapsed public virtue - we're averting our lusty gaze from a far more insidious threat.

They Want to Know if I Eat Halal Food - Should I Be Worried?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

I've recently noticed that the more sugary the breakfast cereal is that I'm eating

Here's Why There's So Much Terror Content On YouTube

AP | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech

Internet giant Google said Wednesday that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complic...

I Am a Muslim and, by Now, You Should Be Scared of Me: An Average Citizen's Guide to Dealing With Muslims

Shaheen Sattar | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shaheen Sattar

I know this isn't just me feeling this way, so please be careful with your words, you could be marginalising an entire population. Really we know you can't help but ask Muslim people their opinion on what are shown by media channels as a Muslim issue. But please discuss other things too.

New Counter Terrorism Laws and Civil Liberties

Yasmin Qureshi | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Yasmin Qureshi

Since 2004 the journey of the concept of radicalisation has become central to the study and scrutiny of terrorism. The profound resulting consequences on our society should not be underestimated. There is a stark warning from Kundnani who believes parliamentarians must be cautioned.

Concerns Raised Over Terror Bill Which Requires Universities To Ban Extremist Speakers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

New anti-terror laws which will require universities to ban extremist speakers have drawn criticism from human rights groups, who say the measures are...

Is David Cameron a Violent Extremist?

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

The dropping of terror charges yesterday against celebrated human rights activist and ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, after having been detained for seven months on grounds of facilitating terrorism at a Syrian training camp, speaks volumes about the self-defeating direction of Britain's failed counter-terrorism policies...

Ukip Aren't Happy With Theresa May's Anti-Extremism Orders...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

"Draconian" new anti-extremism laws announced by Theresa May are so wide-ranging they could be used to ban Ukip, the party has claimed. The Home Se...

Counter-Terror Finance Efforts Threaten NGO Financial Access

Tom Keatinge | Posted 23.09.2014 | 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.