Tag: Counter Terrorism

What does the proscription of the Sonnenkrieg Division and the System Resistance Network mean for efforts to counter the Radical Right?

In late February, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, laid an order in Parliament to make membership of two extreme right-wing groups illegal in the U.K.. Proscription renders membership of a group illegal in the U.K. and anyone found to be a member of or offering support to the groups could now face up to ten… Continue reading “What does the proscription of the Sonnenkrieg Division and the System Resistance Network mean for efforts to counter the Radical Right?”

Preventing violent extremism: stepping out of our echo chambers

For many of those who are aware, Muslim communities included, Prevent is a common sense, social care approach to an ever-growing global phenomenon. It is difficult to frame Natalie James’ response to my original article avoiding as it does the very heart of the matter, that there are increasing numbers of young people for whom ideology is a… Continue reading “Preventing violent extremism: stepping out of our echo chambers”

We need to talk about Kieron, but also about those around him

For many people affected by Prevent, enough is not being done. In a recent piece by CARR Policy and Practitioner Fellow William Baldet, who is a CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) practitioner in his day to day job, he argues that ‘all individuals who are at risk should be supported’ from being drawn into terrorism. His… Continue reading “We need to talk about Kieron, but also about those around him”

Prevent and the Terrorism Act: we need to talk about Kieron

When it comes to preventing people being drawn into terrorism, our responsibility is to offer interventions and support to all individuals who are at risk. It was 4am when the phone call came through. The FBI had contacted Scotland Yard, who in turn had contacted my local Police force who had decided I should immediately… Continue reading “Prevent and the Terrorism Act: we need to talk about Kieron”

ASEN-CARR Blogpost #1 with Craig McCann

In ASEN-CARR’s inaugural podcast, CARR Doctoral Fellow Nicholas James speaks to Policy and Practitioner Fellow Dr. Craig McCann, who is an expert on preventing violent extremism. Dr. McCann researches, lectures, and writes on far right extremism, counter terrorism, and preventing and countering violent extremism. In this 45-minute interview, he speaks to Nicholas about recent developments… Continue reading “ASEN-CARR Blogpost #1 with Craig McCann”

What It’s Like To Lead Counter-Extremism Efforts In The UK

A counter-extremism coordinator in the UK highlights how those who are working to counter extremism are becoming targets themselves. In 2008 it all seemed so simple. My job as Prevent Community Engagement Officer was to work with local communities to highlight the risks of radicalization and to build confidence in the alternative, a safeguarding response… Continue reading “What It’s Like To Lead Counter-Extremism Efforts In The UK”

CARR-Hedayah Far Right De-Radicalisation Webinar Series

What is deradicalisation? And what does it look like for individuals involved in radical right movements? As part of a new EU-STRIVE funded project with Hedayah, CARR will be unpicking these questions along with practitioners, former violent extremists and academic experts in a yearlong webinar series looking at far-right de-radicalisation good practices. Taking an hour-long… Continue reading “CARR-Hedayah Far Right De-Radicalisation Webinar Series”

What I’d like to see in the upcoming independent review of the Prevent Strategy

Introduction  It was recently announced that Lord Carlile of Berriew would be leading the independent review of the U.K.’s Prevent Strategy, which is expected to start within the next month. I’ve been asked recently what I’d want to see in this review and have covered these points on my YouTube Channel. However, I wanted to… Continue reading “What I’d like to see in the upcoming independent review of the Prevent Strategy”

Why the next terror manifesto could be even harder to track

© Pete Linforth | Pixabay Just before his shooting spree at two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques, the alleged mass murderer posted a hate-filled manifesto on several file-sharing sites, and emailed the document to at least 30 people, including New Zealand’s prime minister. He also posted on several social media sites links to the manifesto and… Continue reading “Why the next terror manifesto could be even harder to track”