Extremism

PM Assassination Plotter’s Friend Jailed for Planning To Join Islamic State
February 26, 2019 By Faith Matters

PM Assassination Plotter’s Friend Jailed for Planning To Join Islamic State

A friend of an Islamic State terrorist who plotted to assassinate the Prime Minister has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years. Mohammed Aqib Imran, 23, planned to travel for jihad, while Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 21, was set on a suicide attack on the heart of Government. Imran, from Ombersley Road, Birmingham, researched travel and tried to […]

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IS Bride’s Return to UK Could Open ‘Floodgates’ for Terror Suspects
February 26, 2019 By Faith Matters

IS Bride’s Return to UK Could Open ‘Floodgates’ for Terror Suspects

Floodgates could be opened for Islamic State supporters coming back to the UK if Shamima Begum succeeds in getting back into the country, a former counter-terrorism police chief has warned. Scott Wilson, who helped lead the response to the 2017 London Bridge attack, said monitoring the teenager would cost millions of pounds and the security […]

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Dental Student Jailed For Amassing And Spreading Terrorist Material
January 11, 2019 By Faith Matters

Dental Student Jailed For Amassing And Spreading Terrorist Material

A dental student who amassed and disseminated a “breathtaking” amount of terrorist-related material has been jailed for eight years. Abdurahman Kaabar also sent hundreds of pounds to his brother, Mohammed Kaabar, who was fighting for Jihadists in Syria, Sheffield Crown Court heard. Jailing Kaabar, 24, on Friday, Judge Paul Watson QC said: “It was clear […]

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Paying Attention to Substance Abuse Could Prevent Terror Attacks, Study Finds
January 11, 2019 By Faith Matters

Paying Attention to Substance Abuse Could Prevent Terror Attacks, Study Finds

Paying more attention to substance abuse could predict or prevent radicalisation, a study has concluded. The research suggested terror attacks are carried out by “psychologically disturbed young men” who sought out radicalism as a form of self-help. According to the findings, the attackers had a history of violence due to substance abuse, had acted alone, […]

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IS Jihadi Ordered Me to Launch Oxford Street Attack, Muslim Convert Tells Court
January 4, 2019 By Faith Matters

IS Jihadi Ordered Me to Launch Oxford Street Attack, Muslim Convert Tells Court

A Muslim convert has told how he was ordered by an Islamic State jihadi to launch a ram or bomb attack on Oxford Street to “make them pay in blood”. Lewis Ludlow, 27, from Rochester in Kent, researched and scouted for targets around London and wrote down plans before his arrest last April. The defendant, […]

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Boston Marathon bomber appeals conviction, death sentence
December 28, 2018 By Faith Matters

Boston Marathon bomber appeals conviction, death sentence

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday asked an appellate court to overturn his conviction and death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Lawyers for Tsarnaev, 25, argued in a brief filed with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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Belgian judge orders repatriation of six children of Islamic State militants
December 28, 2018 By Faith Matters

Belgian judge orders repatriation of six children of Islamic State militants

A Belgian judge has ordered the government to repatriate six children of Islamic State (IS) militants and their mothers who have been detained in a camp in Kurdish-controlled Syria, the national news agency Belga said on Wednesday. Tatiana Wielandt, 26, and Bouchra Abouallal, 25, both Belgian citizens, and their children have been held in the […]

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Friend of PM Plot Terrorist Found Guilty of Making His Travel Plans
December 27, 2018 By Faith Matters

Friend of PM Plot Terrorist Found Guilty of Making His Travel Plans

A friend of an Islamic State terrorist who plotted to assassinate the Prime Minister has been found guilty of preparing to join terrorists abroad. Mohammed Aqib Imran, 22, made arrangements to travel for jihad, around the time Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 21, was set on a suicide attack on the heart of Government. Rahman, from Finchley, […]

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Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas one year after Islamic State defeat
December 26, 2018 By Faith Matters

Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas one year after Islamic State defeat

Iraqi Christians celebrated Christmas on Tuesday amid improved security, more than a year after the country declared victory over Islamic State militants. In northeast Mosul, people attended a mass on Monday (December 24) at the Grand Immaculate Church, surrounded by blackened walls still tagged with Islamic State graffiti. Dozens of worshippers prayed and received communion, and then […]

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Young Right Wing Extremist Can Be Identified
December 20, 2018 By Faith Matters

Young Right Wing Extremist Can Be Identified

A 17-year-old right-wing extremist can be named after he pleaded guilty to terror offences. Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, from west London, admitted two charges of encouraging terrorism at the Old Bailey on Thursday. The charges relate to publishing messages on social network Gab in August and September. His co-defendant, Polish national Michael Szewczuk, 18, from Bramley, in […]

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