Posts Tagged: Terrorism

Nazir Afzal on Streatham terror attack: Funding cuts to organisations like JAN Trust leads to terrorism risk

Nazir Afzal on Streatham terror attack: Funding cuts to organisations like JAN Trust leads to terrorism risk

‘The view of most with inside knowledge of the prison system is that funding cuts have reduced the ability to manage this risk. Outside prison, organisations committed to preventing radicalisation like the celebrated Jan Trust headed by 7/7 survivor Sajda Mughal have seen their resources slashed.’ Our Patron Nazir Afzal OBE has written in The …

Gender Differences in Radicalisation

In 2014 when ISIS declared its caliphate thousands of women around the world migrated to join debunking the myth that woman did not participate in violent extremism. In fact figures show that with the proclamation of the Caliphate, the number of female departees from EU member states increased significantly for example in Germany the percentage …

Women in the far right: A network of toxic femininity

The world is accustomed to overlooking the power of women, however women are a powerful force in any movement for instance, the Women’s March in January 2017 was an incredible display of what women can do together, fighting for equality and positive change. However there are other movements which women are strengthening behind the scenes …

Tackling extremism needs a multi-faceted approach, says CEO Sajda

Tackling extremism needs a multi-faceted approach, says CEO Sajda

Our CEO Sajda Mughal highlights that a lack of social mobility and inclusion cannot be considered the main cause of the development of home grown terrorists. Instead CEO Sajda Mughal states that ‘a lack of social mobility and inclusion cannot be considered a driving force for homegrown terrorists being recruited in the UK. She highlights that home-grown …

Sajda Mughal speaks about her 7/7 experience 14 years on

Sajda Mughal speaks about her 7/7 experience 14 years on

Our CEO Sajda Mughal reflects on surviving the 7/7 bombings in London, 14 years on from the attacks and speaks to the Evening Standard about her the experience.  This terrifying, life-changing experience led Sajda to commit the JAN Trust to finding community-led, grassroots solutions to extremism and radicalisation. By empowering and educating women through pioneering …

JAN Trust CEO, Sajda Mughal OBE, comments on failures to prosecute extremists for membership of UK’s ‘most dangerous extremist group’

JAN Trust CEO, Sajda Mughal OBE, comments on failures to prosecute extremists for membership of UK’s ‘most dangerous extremist group’

As the 14th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings is upon us, Sajda highlights her concern of the failure to make significant progress with regards to the dismantling of al-Muhajiroun (ALM) and their ability to continue disseminating their vile messages of hatred and intolerance. For the full article read here or below: Police admit failing to …

Sri Lanka Attacks: Are Intelligence Services Failing Us?

The world is reeling after the terrorist attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, and it seems authorities had been alerted to threats weeks before. On Sunday 21st April 2019, several explosive devices were set off in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Tragically, at least 250 people were killed, and several more injured.  Cabinet …

‘Spreading intolerance and hatred?’ How criticism of The Martyrs has missed the mark

The recent release of short film The Martyrs depicting three real-life Islamophobic incidents in the U.K by film maker Rizwan Wadan has prompted Tell Mama to call for the film’s immediate withdrawal.  In a recent article in the Guardian, an organisation the records anti-Muslim attacks, Tell Mama, has condemned the film as ‘sensationalist’ and have …