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Serving inmates convicted of terrorist murder plot against prison officer
October 7, 2020 By Faith Matters

Serving inmates convicted of terrorist murder plot against prison officer

A terrorist who was jailed for plotting an attack inspired by the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby has been found guilty of trying to murder a guard at a top security jail. Brusthom Ziamani, 25, was jailed for 22 years after he was caught with a hammer and knife en route to behead a soldier […]

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Lammy says Twitter must get ‘much faster at removing hate’ after racist abuse
August 3, 2020 By Faith Matters

Lammy says Twitter must get ‘much faster at removing hate’ after racist abuse

Labour MP David Lammy has told Twitter it must get “much faster at removing hate” after a delay to deleting racist abuse targeted at him. The shadow justice secretary said on Monday that it took more than 13 hours for the social media giant to act before it suspended the perpetrator’s account. Home Secretary Priti […]

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Workers to begin untangling charred metal web on Notre Dame
June 7, 2020 By Faith Matters

Workers to begin untangling charred metal web on Notre Dame

Workers suspended from ropes will be lowered into the charred remains of scaffolding that melted atop Notre Dame when the cathedral went up in flames to begin the delicate job of dismantling the 200 tons of metal. The work will start on Monday and last through the summer months, according to the office overseeing the […]

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Deradicalising an Antisemite Through Love
April 12, 2020 By Faith Matters

Deradicalising an Antisemite Through Love

“I’m going to kill you, I’m going to kill all of you Jews — you killed my brothers”  shouted Shazad at a Jewish motorist in Stamford Hill, until he was subsequently arrested and cautioned by the Police. Over the next two years after his arrest Shaz, as he was known in East London, had earned […]

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‘Institutional squeamishness’ over tackling violent extremism in jails
February 21, 2020 By Faith Matters

‘Institutional squeamishness’ over tackling violent extremism in jails

Violent extremism is “clearly not under control” in jails and there is an “institutional squeamishness” among Government officials to tackle the problem, a former prison governor has claimed. Ian Acheson, who led an independent review of Islamist extremism behind bars in 2016, made the comments after it is feared a convicted killer allegedly attempted a […]

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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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