Category Archives: Extremism

London is a diverse city – we cannot let a terrorist attack stir up hatred and fear

    Yesterday, in shocking and tragic scenes broadcast across the world, London suffered its first terrorist attack for over a decade. The British capital had not seen similar tragedy since the 7/7 bombings which claimed 52 lives and injured … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Minds: How Daesh is Recruiting Iraqi Children and Targeting British Teenagers

As Iraqi forces’ liberation of Mosul continues, attention is increasingly focusing on what Daesh will do next. It’s feared their leaders, members and sympathisers will ramp up their sinister efforts to target our young people here in Europe, calling for so-called ‘lone wolf’ attacks on … Continue reading

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On Internet Safety Day – let’s commit to defending our families

It’s Internet Safety Day today and I can’t stress just how important it is for parents to be aware of what their kids are looking at online. All teenagers crave their personal space and so we have to approach this … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is terrifying

On Friday 27th January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order which bans the citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from applying for a visa to enter the United States. The seven countries are: Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and … Continue reading

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Honour-based crimes and why they are incompatible with Islam

Honour-based crimes have come to be associated with Islam. The term ‘honour’ refers to the belief that a daughter or wife has brought shame upon the family and surrounding community by committing an “immoral” behaviour. The  horrific nature of this … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of ISIS – why the sketch creates a dangerous perception of Muslim women

The BBC has come under fire for one of its programmes, Revolting, airing a sketch called ‘Real Housewives of ISIS’. The programme, which depicts four women who have left the UK to join ISIS, was first published online on BBC3 … Continue reading

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Mothers fighting radicalisation

Just before Christmas, we completed a number of our Web Guardians© programme across the UK educating Muslim mothers about extremism and the dangers of the Internet. Our aim in the Web Guardians© programme is to empower mothers to prevent radicalisation … Continue reading

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Resistance to Extremism Starts at Home

In October 2013, five young men fled the UK to go to Syria to fight for the Islamic State. The boys were recruited online through manipulative use of social media and well-produced recruitment videos. They were caught on CCTV whilst … Continue reading

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How Daesh Are Targeting Vulnerable Women – How Women Who Experience Trauma are on the Frontline

As we read, watch or hear stories about women who have been affected by the horrific actions of Daesh, one is thing is clear: it’s not only men who are on the front line. Unlike Al-Qaeda, which lured men to … Continue reading

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More Than 30,000 People Radlicalised Online: How to Prevent It Happening to Your Children

According to Spain’s Secretary of State for Security, Daesh has now radicalised more than 30,000 people online to join its ranks. The announcement came as Francisco Martinez was addressing an international security forum in Leon, France. That figure is truly shocking. … Continue reading

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