Extremism

We too are Charlie

January 7, 2015

In the immediate hours after Wednesday’s Islamist murders in Paris, a hashtag appeared on Twitter: #JeSuisCharlie. On one level, it was nothing more than an expression of support for the victims which all decent people would share.

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‘Charlie Hebdo attackers shouted: the Prophet has been avenged’

By Sandy Rashty, January 7, 2015

Twelve people have been killed in an attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police have confirmed.

According to witness reports, armed gunman stormed the Paris offices this afternoon. Shots were then fired.

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Rocket from Gaza hits Israel

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2014

A rocket has been fired from Gaza to Israel for the third time since the ceasefire was announced this summer.

A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in the UK confirmed the attack via Twitter today.

The rocket landed in an open area in Eshkol, which is close to the Israel-Gaza border in the south.

No injuries have been reported.

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Security group advises vigilance around shuls in wake of attacks

By Sandy Rashty, November 19, 2014

Security levels around UK synagogues have been raised in the wake of the terrorist attack on a Jerusalem shul yesterday and the stabbing of Charedi man in Antwerp on Saturday.

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Baroness Warsi in row over Jerusalem synagogue attack tweets

By Sandy Rashty, November 18, 2014

Former Cabinet Minister Sayeeda Warsi has compared the terrorists who killed four Jews praying at synagogue in Jerusalem with the Israelis who campaign outside the Al Aqsa mosque.

In a series of tweets, she wrote: “Israeli extremists storm Al Aqsa & intimidate worshipers. Palestinian extremists storm synagogue & kill 4 worshippers.”

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Nick Griffin expelled from BNP

By Marcus Dysch, October 2, 2014

Former British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been expelled from the party by its new chairman.

The party claimed he had harassed staff, made threats and brought the party into disrepute since being made honorary president in July.

Mr Griffin lost his seat as an MEP in May and had to make way for new leaders.

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Abu Qatada cleared of terrorism offences

By Sandy Rashty, September 24, 2014

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been found not guilty of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan.

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Pro-Israel activists protest over Qatar links with terror

By Sandy Rashty, September 22, 2014

Pro-Israel groups gathered outside the Qatar embassy in London in a bid to challenge its support of terrorist organisations.

More than 50 pro-Israel supporters held up placards at the protest co-organised by Sussex Friends of Israel (SFI) and the Israeli Forum Task Force.

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Israel counter-terror experts warn of potential High Holy-Days attacks

By Sandy Rashty, September 15, 2014

Islamic State terrorists may target Israelis and European Jews ahead of the High Holy Days, according to a memo released today by Israel’s National Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau.

The memo cited the rise in anti-Israel activism in the wake of Operation Protective Edge.

In a statement, a bureau spokesman said: "During this period, the potential threat has grown.

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Time to revive Prevent strategy

By Paul Richards, August 28, 2014

Michael Gove's last act as Education Secretary was to investigate claims of an Islamist plot to take over the running of some of Birmingham's schools. Gove was criticised for putting counter-terrorism expert Peter Clarke in charge of the investigation.

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