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Burkina Faso enlist civilians in fight against Islamic extremism
January 24, 2020 By Faith Matters

Burkina Faso enlist civilians in fight against Islamic extremism

Burkina Faso’s parliament has approved legislation allowing the military to use civilian volunteers in the fight against Islamic extremism. The decision underscores how outnumbered soldiers are amid rising attacks across the West African country. The tactic is not without risk. Burkina Faso’s military has been criticised for killings carried out during its crackdown on extremism, […]

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Money Flows Funding Non-Violent Extremism Need to Be Investigated
January 15, 2020 By Faith Matters

Money Flows Funding Non-Violent Extremism Need to Be Investigated

Tackling non-violent and violent extremism involves community engagement work and due diligence capabilities and interventions from security services. It also involves community based projects which upskill the knowledge based of parents and young people, provide some theological challenge and practical pastoral care to individuals. Just some of the ways to counter extremism. Yet, as we […]

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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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Prevent Advisory Groups Within Areas Like Redbridge Are Inviting Groups Who Have a Torrid History
June 10, 2019 By Faith Matters

Prevent Advisory Groups Within Areas Like Redbridge Are Inviting Groups Who Have a Torrid History

We within Faith Matters, have made the decision to disengage from any further association with the Redbridge Prevent Advisory Group. This group, which is meant to provide advice, support and scrutiny where possible on local Prevent programmes, now constitutes of some individuals who are part of groups who see nothing positive in Prevent and who […]

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Jihadi Jack Ranted About Decapitating Friend Who Joined the British Army
May 23, 2019 By Faith Matters

Jihadi Jack Ranted About Decapitating Friend Who Joined the British Army

A Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack ranted about decapitating an old school friend after finding out he was in the British Army, a court has heard. Despite Jack Letts’ apparent online outburst about Linus Doubtfire, his supportive parents still tried to help him, the Old Bailey was told. Organic farmer John Letts, 58, and his […]

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Pegida – A Snapshot into their Protectionist World of German Culture & Ardent Xenophobia
May 19, 2019 By Faith Matters

Pegida – A Snapshot into their Protectionist World of German Culture & Ardent Xenophobia

In 2016, intelligence services estimated that there were just over 23,000 right-wing extremists in Germany. A myriad of groups networking covertly, utilizing social media to extreme effect, was sowing major social discord. Germany has in modern times been regarded by the rest as immune to the reach of the far-right, partly out of collective shame […]

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Christianity Grows in Syrian Town Once Besieged by Islamic State
April 17, 2019 By Faith Matters

Christianity Grows in Syrian Town Once Besieged by Islamic State

A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago. The converts say the experience of war and the onslaught of a group claiming to fight for Islam pushed them towards their […]

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Somali Man Found Guilty of Possessing ‘Terror Tactics’ Propaganda
March 14, 2019 By Faith Matters

Somali Man Found Guilty of Possessing ‘Terror Tactics’ Propaganda

A Somali man has been found guilty of having a stash of Islamic State propaganda. Police seized two laptops, a mobile phone and a USB memory stick after searching the home of Abdirahman Mohamed in Middlesex in July 2017. Officers found electronic copies of the IS magazine as well as other documents including “safety and […]

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Shamima Begum’s Loss of Her Son Means We Need to Rethink How We Safeguard British Children
March 9, 2019 By Faith Matters

Shamima Begum’s Loss of Her Son Means We Need to Rethink How We Safeguard British Children

Shamima Begum’s decision to go to the Islamic State was made when she was 15. No doubt, she was a young person who was influenced by what she consumed through slick Islamic State propaganda online. She was vulnerable to being drawn into the propaganda and those working on extremism realise that those personal vulnerabilities involve […]

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Rebel Media: A Platform Promoting Division, White Nationalism and Fear Mongering
March 4, 2019 By Faith Matters

Rebel Media: A Platform Promoting Division, White Nationalism and Fear Mongering

We are launching this report on Rebel Media and its influence online in a world where click-bait content, conspiracy theories and untruths become fact in the minds of some. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE This report, entitled ‘Rebel Media – a platform promoting division, white nationalism and fear mongering‘ highlights the following. Key points include the […]

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