Extremism

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 […]

Continue Reading
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. […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading