Extremism

Number of Terrorist Arrests Drops by 20% in a Year
December 5, 2019 By Faith Matters

Number of Terrorist Arrests Drops by 20% in a Year

The number of suspect terrorists arrested by police has dropped 20% in the last year, figures show. There were 259 people detained for terrorism-related activity in the year ending September 30, compared with the 325 arrests in the same period in 2018, according to the Home Office. Of these, 96 (37%) were released on bail […]

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Fanatic Plotted Attacks on British Military Base in Bury with Knives & Drones
September 24, 2019 By Faith Matters

Fanatic Plotted Attacks on British Military Base in Bury with Knives & Drones

An alleged fanatic accused of plotting an attack on the British military with knives and drones searched online for jihadist literature, nearby army bases, and “weak points in the human body”, a court has heard. Hisham Muhammad had allegedly amassed a stash of weapons and identified a possible target at Castle Armoury, a territorial army […]

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Nazi-Obsessed Teenager Who Dreamt of Planning Terrorism Jailed
September 20, 2019 By Faith Matters

Nazi-Obsessed Teenager Who Dreamt of Planning Terrorism Jailed

A Nazi-obsessed Buckinghamshire teenager who said it was his dream to plan a terror attack and vowed to fill London’s streets with blood has been jailed. Jacek Tchorzewski built up a cache of terrorist manuals and guides for homemade firearms, and had an interest in Satanism and occult practices. The 18-year-old, of High Wycombe, was […]

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Review of Prevent Programme ‘Could See Anti-Radicalisation Scheme Scrapped’
August 24, 2019 By Faith Matters

Review of Prevent Programme ‘Could See Anti-Radicalisation Scheme Scrapped’

The man tasked with reviewing the Government’s anti-radicalisation programme Prevent has said “everything is up for discussion” including scrapping the scheme. Lord Carlile was appointed by the Government earlier this month to conduct a review into Prevent. Part of the Government’s wider counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent seeks to stop people at risk of being radicalised from […]

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Hanzalah Patel and Safwaan Mansur – Convicted of Preparing for Terrorist Acts
May 20, 2019 By Faith Matters

Hanzalah Patel and Safwaan Mansur – Convicted of Preparing for Terrorist Acts

Two friends convicted of preparing for terrorist acts in support of the so-called Islamic State after trying to reach Syria have been jailed. Safwaan Mansur, from Birmingham, and Hanzalah Patel, from Leicester, travelled to Turkey in 2016 and 2017 after checking out an area near the Syrian border on TripAdvisor, a two-week trial was told. […]

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Roman Kneblewski – An Ultra-Nationalist, Anti-Migrant and anti-LGBT Activist in Finchley
March 13, 2019 By Faith Matters

Roman Kneblewski – An Ultra-Nationalist, Anti-Migrant and anti-LGBT Activist in Finchley

The Polish Catholic Parish in Finchley has just announced on it’s website that this year it’s Lent Retreat – (17 to 20 March) – will be led by Roman Kneblewski, a radical priest from Poland known for his ultra-nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-LGBT messages: Kneblewski repeatedly praised ONR (‘Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny’ or ‘National-Radical Camp’), a Polish Fascist […]

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Bosnian women struggle to return female relatives, children from Syria
March 11, 2019 By Faith Matters

Bosnian women struggle to return female relatives, children from Syria

A quarter of a century after their own country was devastated by war, three Bosnian women are struggling to bring home loved ones caught up in Syria’s ruinous conflict and the collapse of Islamic State rule. The Bosnian government, in common with its counterparts across Europe, lacks a clear plan to deal with the families […]

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Extremism – Italy: Islamic State fighter wants to return to Italy, warns of ‘sleeper cells’
March 11, 2019 By Faith Matters

Extremism – Italy: Islamic State fighter wants to return to Italy, warns of ‘sleeper cells’

An Islamic State fighter detained in Syria urged Italy on Saturday to let him come home to start a new life, saying he had abandoned the self-styled jihadist “caliphate” after growing disillusioned with its rulers. Mounsef al-Mkhayar, a 22-year-old of Moroccan descent who grew up in Italy, spoke to Reuters in his first interview since […]

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IS Brides: Two Belgian women, renouncing Islamic State, fear kids will never go home
March 10, 2019 By Faith Matters

IS Brides: Two Belgian women, renouncing Islamic State, fear kids will never go home

Two Belgian women who joined Islamic State in Syria said on Sunday they were losing hope they will ever go home after a Belgian court overturned a ruling to repatriate them with their six children. Tatiana Wielandt and Bouchra Abouallal, each 26, said that as much as it pains them, they would send the children […]

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Extremism-U.K: Pawel Golaszewski, from Leeds, Facing Six Counts Under the Terrorism Act
March 9, 2019 By Faith Matters

Extremism-U.K: Pawel Golaszewski, from Leeds, Facing Six Counts Under the Terrorism Act

A man accused of possessing instruction manuals on making weaponry and killing techniques has appeared in court. Pawel Golaszewski, 33, from Leeds, faces six counts under the Terrorism Act. He is charged with possession of a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an […]

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