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‘IS Bride’ Lisa Smith Was Not A Member of a Terrorist Group, Solicitor Claims
December 2, 2019 By Faith Matters

‘IS Bride’ Lisa Smith Was Not A Member of a Terrorist Group, Solicitor Claims

The solicitor representing a former member of the Irish military who became a so-called Islamic State (IS) bride in Syria has claimed she was not a member of a terrorist organisation. Darragh Mackin said the current evidence against Lisa Smith is “inherently weak” and does not point to any terrorist offences. He said that Ms […]

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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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Right-Wing Extremism Fastest Growing Threat in the UK, Counter-Terror Chief Warns
September 19, 2019 By Faith Matters

Right-Wing Extremism Fastest Growing Threat in the UK, Counter-Terror Chief Warns

Right-wing extremism is the fastest growing terrorist threat in the UK – with supporters seeking to mimic jihadist attacks, police have said. The UK head of counter-terrorism Neil Basu said seven of the 22 plots foiled since March 2017 have been linked to far-right ideologies. About 10% of around 800 live terror investigations were linked […]

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Far-right ‘freedom picnic’ for Poles in Manchester features antisemitic speaker
September 13, 2019 By FM

Far-right ‘freedom picnic’ for Poles in Manchester features antisemitic speaker

A speaker at a far-right “freedom picnic” in the Bury area of Greater Manchester on September 15 had previously said that Poles were “being outmanoeuvred by Judeans who are trying to force our government to pay extortion money disguised as compensation”. Stanisław Michalkiewicz, hosts a radio show on the Polish-Catholic owned Radio Maryja, which, according […]

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Lone Wolf Terror Attack Planned Using Drones, Axes and ‘Ninja Eggs’, Court Told
September 10, 2019 By Faith Matters

Lone Wolf Terror Attack Planned Using Drones, Axes and ‘Ninja Eggs’, Court Told

An Islamic State fan plotted a “lone wolf” attack on the British army or police using a specially-adapted drone, knives, axes and Japanese “Ninja eggs”, a court has heard. Hisham Muhammad, 25, amassed an array of weapons at his three-bedroom rented terrace in Whitefield, Bury, including a tomahawk, a machete and bear-claws, the Old Bailey […]

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Islamic authorities in Malaysian state denounce Shi’ites in sermon
September 7, 2019 By Faith Matters

Islamic authorities in Malaysian state denounce Shi’ites in sermon

Religious authorities in a Malaysian state denounced Shi’ite Islam on Friday and asked mosques to call in sermons on their congregations to be vigilant over the spread of the “deviant teachings” of the Shi’ite sect. The minority Shi’ite community in Sunni Muslim-majority Malaysia has been subject to discrimination and persecution by authorities, human rights groups have said. […]

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Religious Leaders Must Take Responsibility for Extremists, Says Archbishop
August 30, 2019 By Faith Matters

Religious Leaders Must Take Responsibility for Extremists, Says Archbishop

All religions and their leaders must own up to extremist activities within their faith and examine which of their traditional teachings enable followers to commit evil, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. The Most Rev Justin Welby, the figurehead of the worldwide Anglican Church, told interfaith leaders in Sri Lanka that accepting responsibility is key […]

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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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Ayub Nurhussein & Farah Ahmed, Charged with Terrorism Offences
July 27, 2019 By Faith Matters

Ayub Nurhussein & Farah Ahmed, Charged with Terrorism Offences

A second man has been charged with terrorism offences after a pair were arrested in south-west London. Ayub Nurhussein, 28, was charged on Friday with funding terrorism and possessing a document containing information likely to be useful to a terrorist, Scotland Yard said. He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday. On […]

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