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Is the UK responsible for terrorism? A reaction to Warfalli sentence

Is the UK responsible for terrorism? A reaction to Warfalli sentence

Adults, crime, International, News, Opinion, protest, Racism, UK news, Uncategorized
CC: Bob Harvey Gathering for the vigil for the victims of the Manchester Bombing Yahya Werfalli was sentenced to community service for his connection with the Manchester bombing.  Leading up to the tragic event, Werfalli’s supplied his debit card details to the bomber’s brother, Hashem Abedi. His account was then used to purchase hydrogen peroxide, which was the main ingredient, for the bombing. Court documents reveal that this was so the purchase wouldn’t be immediately linked to the bomber, Hashem Abedi.  A few days after the bombing, Werfalli was arrested in his home at gunpoint. Over the course of several police interviews, he claimed he was told the brothers were running two fraud schemes similar to something he has done in the past. He believed they were supposed
Public counter terrorism training course suffers a delayed launch

Public counter terrorism training course suffers a delayed launch

Breaking News, crime, London, Technology
A free online counter terrorism training course has been made available by the counter terrorism (CT) police after suffering a delayed launch.  While the online course was meant to be released before the London Bridge terrorist attack, Christopher Terris Taylor, media manager for the National Police Chiefs' Council, claimed: “The Friday attack was a reminder of the current threat and need to be vigilant. However sadly the timing of the program’s release was unfortunate.” The course was devised by counter terrorism officers and security experts that aim to prepare citizens in how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and how to react under major incidents. Citizens would be considered (CT) citizens. The 45-minute session, according to the National Police Chiefs' Council, is the res
Counter-terrorism training is now free and available across England, but it’s not a “solve-all” solution

Counter-terrorism training is now free and available across England, but it’s not a “solve-all” solution

Breaking News, crime, News
  People in England is now able to train and become a Counter Terrorism Citizen, but not everyone believes this is a solution to terror threats and attacks. A Counter Terrorism course called ACT Awareness offered by the Counter Terrorism Policing, that was only open to company staff working in crowded spaces, is now available to the public of England for the first time.  The moves comes after a man stabbed two people to death and wounded three others last 29 November in what is now known as the London Bridge attack. However, the National Police Chief's Council said that the decision to make available to the public ACT Awareness is not related to the incident. The course have seven e-learning modules:  Introduction to Terrorism. Identifying Security Vulnerabilities
Government isn’t doing enough to prevent terrorism, Londoners think

Government isn’t doing enough to prevent terrorism, Londoners think

Breaking News, brexit, crime, Law, London, London Mayor, News, Politics, Premiere, Terror, tragedy
The London Bridge attack further divided the nation in regards to their political views only days before the election. Londoners said the government isn't effective in their actions against terrorism. On Saturday 29 November, Usman Khan, 28, carried out a knife attack that injured three people and led to the tragic deaths of Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23. For a moment, the public conversation centred on messages of sadness and support for those affected by the tragic event. However, it wasn’t long before the conversation shifted from warm words to political arguments and point scoring. For who could forget, there’s a general election in three days! With Andrew Marr on the BBC, Boris Johnson talked tough on crime and pledged: “to take steps to make sure that people

Paris Attacks suspect Abdeslam arrested in Brussels

DontUse, International
Salah Abdeslam was arrested in a police raid in Molenbeek near Brussels (Paris Match). He is suspected of taking part in the Paris Attacks in November and was searched for all over Europe. He was the most wanted man in Europe. As Abdeslam refused to yield, police shot in his leg to catch him. Two other men were arrested as well. They are not Soufiane Kayal or Mohamed Abrini, who are still on the run. The two could still be hiding in Molenbeek. The raid is so still in process at 7 pm. According to French correspondents for Le Monde and Itélé, grenades and explosions can still be heard. The tracking and the assault were led by both French and Belgian police. According to the bourgmestre (mayor) of Molenbeek Françoise Schepman, the assault could still last several hours. Salah A

Women arrested for terrorism increased in 2015

DontUse, Politics, Terror
The number of women arrested for terrorism related crimes arose in 2015 compared to 2014, a government's official statistics says. The survey, released by the Home Office on Thursday, reveals that 44 women were arrested in 2015, showing an increase of 15 compared with previous year. 40 of them were alleged to have links with international terrorist organizations operating mainly in the Middle East. Despite the overall number of arrests by the Metropolitan Police decreased in 2015 in Great Britain (280 arrests, a decrease of 9 compared with 2014), the number of women involved in terrorism related offences is in sharp growth since 9/11. The statistics also refers a new trend: there has been an increase of people aged over 30 involved in those crimes. Youngsters aged 18-20 have ...

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv… Hashtag Activism, yay or nay?

News, ReportingWeek1, Social media
A commuter was stabbed in the throat by a young man at Leytontone Tube Station, December 5th, Saturday night. In a video taken by a witness, one can hear a man calling out to the attacker saying "You ain't no muslim bruv... you ain't no muslim." This statement has since become a major trending topic on twitter. People from all over the world have voiced their support by using the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv as way to unite against the negativity muslims face on the daily thanks to the attacks by ISIS. Hashtags, which were initially used to spread information in a categorical manner, have now become a useful way to get your voice heard in the digital world.   Popular Social Awareness Hashtags Major social protests worldwide have occurred thanks to the p
Anti-racism group highlights rise in online Islamophobia

Anti-racism group highlights rise in online Islamophobia

International, News
An anti-racism group has called on the European Parliament to tackle anti-Muslim posts and comments on social media. The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) warned that tackling Islamophobia is as urgent as fighting anti-Semitism on the internet.  Reporter: Hussein Abdel Fattah. Sub Editor: Hayley Daen. Although the Muslim community in London condemned the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris and the actions of Mohammed Emwazi (identified as 'Jihadi John'), increasingly Muslims are on the receiving end of online abuse. Anti-racism groups have said that Facebook and Twitter are refusing to take down hundreds of inflammatory Islamophobic postings from across their sites despite being alerted to the content. Claire Fernandez, deputy director of the (ENAR), stated in a letter to the Eu