Monthly Threat Update March 2022

Monthly Threat Update March 2022

This month, Pool Re Solutions provides analysis of the involvement of far-right groups in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and what this could mean for the UK’s terrorism threat landscape. We also provide a roundup of significant terrorism-related events across advanced market countries. This includes the use of fitness apps as recruitment tools by far-right groups in the UK and the Global Terrorism Index’s review of the impact of terrorism in 2021, among other developments. Finally, we examine conviction and sentencing data for terrorism charges in Great Britain,...
Monthly Threat Update January 2022

Monthly Threat Update January 2022

There were no terrorist attacks in Great Britain this month. However, in Texas, a British man took four hostages at a Synagogue and demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist also referred to as “Lady Al Qaeda”. The hostages were released, and the hostage taker was killed by the FBI. A number of arrests have been made in the UK in relation to the incident. Damian Hinds MP, Home Office Minister for Security and Borders, has this month released a report summarising the findings of the public consultation for the proposed Protect Duty...
Monthly Threat Update December 2021

Monthly Threat Update December 2021

There were no terrorist attacks in Great Britain this month. However, the Minister of State for Security and Borders re-emphasised the evolving nature of the terrorist threat towards “self-initiated” terrorism, particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. An extremist crossbow plot was thwarted in Germany earlier in December, contributing to a recent rise in crossbows and bow-and-arrows featuring in extremist plots across Europe. Following an apparent attempt to assassinate (not terrorism related) Queen Elizabeth II with a crossbow later in the month, a...