Three Charged with Attack Plot Against Islamic Education Centre

Three Charged with Attack Plot Against Islamic Education Centre

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 27 February 2024, three individuals were charged with preparing an act of terrorism following an investigation into a suspected Extreme Right-Wing attack plot against an Islamic Education centre.{X} It is alleged that the individuals prepared for the attack by acquiring instructions on making a 3D-printed firearm. Following a search of the defendants’ homes, detectives reportedly found a 3D printer, a 3D-printed FGC-9 semi-automatic firearm, various decommissioned firearms, knives, and...
Left-Wing Anarchist Guilty of Preparing Acts of Terrorism

Left-Wing Anarchist Guilty of Preparing Acts of Terrorism

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 23 February 2024, an individual was convicted of preparation of terrorist acts. In a document titled “My Plan”, the individual claimed he wanted to kill at least 50 people by attacking government buildings and politicians’ houses.{X} The individual had told police that he was “left-wing”, but “more like an anarchist”, and had become motivated by both a hatred of the government and ecological concerns including: pollution, the destruction of forests,...
Exploring the Importance of In-Person Radicalisation to Understand the UK Terrorism Threat

Exploring the Importance of In-Person Radicalisation to Understand the UK Terrorism Threat

Author: Becca Stewart ASyI, Threat Analyst  Read Time: 10 minutes  Since 2010, in-person radicalisation has been linked to the majority of significant terrorism-related incidents in the UK. At the same time, rates of online radicalisation have been increasing rapidly resulting in growing numbers of convictions for online terrorism offences. Following the December 2022 publication of a report by His Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) exploring “the internet and radicalisation pathways” of convicted terrorists in the UK [1], this...
Nine arrested in Europe for terrorism offences related to Islamic State Khorasan Province

Nine arrested in Europe for terrorism offences related to Islamic State Khorasan Province

Author: Becca Stewart ASyI, Threat Analyst  Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On Thursday 6 July, nine individuals were arrested in a joint anti-terrorist operation by German, Dutch, and Belgian police. Seven individuals were arrested in Germany accused of founding a “domestic terrorist group” and supporting Islamic State (IS). Two others were arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of “committing preparatory acts for terrorism offences”.[1] The group allegedly have links to Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), the regional IS affiliate group based in Afghanistan....
New Home Office Figures Released

New Home Office Figures Released

Author: Oliver Hair, Junior Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes Tags: On 09 March 2023, the Home Office released new statistics covering the use of police powers related to terrorism in Great Britain up to the year ending 31 December 2022. The figures included in the data relate to UK arrests, court proceedings, and terrorism-related prisoners in the UK. The following article outlines the Home Office report’s key findings and an assessment of what these figures may suggest about the threat posed to people and property on the UK mainland in the next 12 months....