Tag Archives: Syria

Fake News, Cyberbullying and Extremism: the Downsides of Social Media’s Global Reach

The ability to promote discussion through social media is a critical tool for people and organisations to create much-needed conversations about issues that matter, but aren’t talked about enough, in societies around the world: from young Nigerians promoting dialogue about … 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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The Women of Daesh

Even though the volume of people leaving Europe to join Daesh in Syria and Iraq has fallen,the proportion of these who are women is rising – very dramatically in France. Their online recruitment activity still presents a very real danger … Continue reading

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The Liberation of Mosul: Iraqis Send a Message to the World

The liberation of Mosul has started.  The loosening of Daesh’s grip on Iraq’s second largest city represents for them an especially devastating blow.  The day their flag is torn down will effectively spell the end of their ambitions in Iraq. … 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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The refugee crisis facing Europe

We have all heard of the refugee crisis facing Europe. More than a million refugees have crossed into Europe mainly hailing from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, escaping war and poverty. These women, men and children have risked their lives whether … Continue reading

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Closing the borders is not the answer

The tragic attacks in Paris which killed 130 people have shocked and deeply saddened people around the world, millions of people on different social media platforms showed their support for the victims of the attack through changing their profile pictures … Continue reading

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“No one puts their children in a boat….”

In the recent weeks the world’s newspapers have been dominated by the refugee crisis. But nothing was quite as heartbreaking as the photo which showed the lifeless body of three year-old Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian child who fled the civil … Continue reading

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Educating against extremism

New figures released by UK counter-terror police make the first official counts of British women and girls believed to be in the warzone and contribute to raising concerns amongst families and communities in the UK about extremism. According to these … Continue reading

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Our Missing Girls

It is becoming increasingly evident that, in the words of the former Conservative party chair, Lady Warsi, Britain is“fighting an ever-losing battle” to prevent extremists from radicalising people online. While police are trying urgently to locate missing Shamima Begum, 15, … Continue reading

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