Sammy, a 23 year old German national, converted to Islam and decided to travel to Syria in 2014 with his friend, believing it was the best way to practise his faith and help other Muslims.
Figen Murray is the mother of Martyn Hett, 29, a PR worker who was killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attacks in May 2017.
An Audience with Max Hill QC
Delivering effective testimonials
Social media, message boards and other online fora have become key means through which the radical- and extreme-right share ideas, ideological messages and, so, mobilise themselves and their supporters. However, because their political aims are offensive, discriminatory and often illegal, they communicate using words, phrases and images that many people wouldn’t initially understand. We can […]
Why should we be talking about extremist violence at the same time as gangs, serious youth violence and knife crime?
Like extremism and terrorism, gang related violence and knife crime isn’t an emerging issue. Across the country, skilled practitioners have been working in the violence prevention space long before 21st century journalists labelled it an ‘epidemic’. Violence is very often rooted in an un-met need or desire whether you, an external, believe the need is legitimate or […]
Comment: ‘ISIS traitors should be kept where they are’: what or who decides the fate of those who want to return?
“Keep them there.” “They joined ISIS and returning them to the UK represents a clear security and ideological risk.” “They’re traitors. They gave up their rights by joining ISIS. Now they have to live with it.” “She didn’t show sorrow in the media interview.” These oft-repeated comments are heard when cases involving British/Western ISIS members […]
On 22 May 2017 a shrapnel laden homemade bomb was detonated at the Manchester Arena concert, killing 22 people and injuring more than 500 – with those killed including children as young as 8. The bomber also died. Everyone will take their own messages from the short film of Figen Murray, the mother of Martyn Hett, 29, one […]
From labels such as ‘jihadi brides’ to ‘Babes of the BNP’ Carys Evans asks why is it so difficult for us to accept the agency of women who seemingly reject our mainstream in favour of extreme ideals or violent behaviour? In 2009 Vice magazine published a piece on ‘The Babes of the BNP’. In the […]