THE BASE PROSCRIBED AS A TERRORIST ORGANISATION IN THE UK

The white supremacist group, The Base, was proscribed as a terrorist organisation in the UK. This means that members of The Base or those who invite support for the group could be jailed for up to 14 years and/or face an unlimited fine. The Base have now been added to the list of proscribed organisations in the UK. The Head of Counter Terrorism Policing, Assistant Commissioner Matt Jukes said: The Government’s proscription of a fifth…

Threat to UK from hostile states could be as bad as terrorism, says MI5 chief

Ken McCallum says public should be alert to threat from China and Russia The chief of MI5 is to warn that the activities of China, Russia and other hostile states could have as large an impact on the public as terrorism, marking a significant shift in emphasis from the UK domestic spy agency. Giving his annual threat update on Wednesday, Ken McCallum is expected to say that the British public will have to build the…

Brighton man arrested for encouraging terrorism

The 53-year-old was apprehended as part of an investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) and Sussex Police relating to Islamist Terrorism. He remains in police custody at this time. Superintendent Rachel Swinney of Sussex Police said: Todays operation demonstrates that we, along with our partners in CTPSE, take seriously reports of all forms of toxic ideology which has the potential to divide our communities and threaten the safety of our people….

UK bans fifth neo-Nazi group under terror laws

Members of The Base tried to groom teenagers in the UK and elsewhere as recruits An American neo-Nazi group which is led from Russia is to be banned as a terrorist organisation, the Home Secretary has said. Priti Patel condemned evil white supremacist groups, who target vulnerable people across the world. The Base will be the fifth extreme right-wing group to be proscribed in the UK under anti-terror laws. Last year BBC Panorama exposed the…

UK Man found guilty of using Bitcoin to support terror group

Hisham Chaudhary, 28, will be sentenced in September after being convicted at Birmingham Crown Court. A man who used Bitcoin to help fund the so-called Islamic State terror group has been convicted of seven offences under the Terrorism Act. Hisham Chaudhary, 28, from Leicestershire was found guilty of being a member of the proscribed organisation after a month-long trial at Birmingham Crown Court Jurors also returned guilty verdicts on four counts of disseminating terrorist publications,…

UK Foreign Secretary warns of growing threat of terrorism in Africa

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will announce new UK funding to fight the growing threat of terrorism in West Africa. Foreign Secretary will also voice concern at recent violence in north-east Syria At a meeting of the Global Coalition against Daesh in Rome this afternoon, Dominic Raab will commit £12.6m to support efforts to counter the group in the Lake Chad Basin, which covers north-east Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad. The funds will be used to…

UK – Andrew Dymock: Neo-Nazi guilty of terrorism charges

A politics student who called for the extermination of Jewish people has been found guilty of 12 terrorism charges. Andrew Dymock, from Bath, established the banned right-wing groups System Resistance Network (SRN) and Sonnenkrieg Division. He also published an article stating that Jewish people were a cancer. The 24-year-old was convicted at the Old Bailey and is due to be sentenced on 24 June. From his parents’ house in Bath and his student bedroom in…

Boko Haram leader blows himself up after rivals close in

The shadowy leader of the Islamist group Boko Haram, who became notorious for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, has died. Abubakar Shekau blew himself up rather than surrender when his hideout in northeast Nigeria was stormed by fighters from the rival Islamic State West African Province (Iswap). News of his death came in an audio account by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of Iswap, a splinter group that was targeting Boko Haram’s stronghold in Borno…

Seattle man accused of trying to join ISIS, telling FBI he would be an executioner

The man allegedly spoke of becoming a martyr and wanting to behead someone. A Washington state man has been arrested for alleged efforts to join the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said. Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams, 20, of Seattle, was taken into custody at the departure gate of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last Friday as he attempted to board a flight to Cairo, federal prosecutors said. After being arrested, Williams agreed to speak with agents…

French police shoot knife-wielding man: report

Police in France shot a man who threatened officers and passers-by with a knife Thursday evening. The incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. local time near a vaccination center in Meudon, a suburb southwest of Paris, officials tweeted. Police responding to reports of the threats shot the man three times as he charged at them with a knife, French newspaper Le Parisien reported. The man was driven to an area hospital for treatment, according to…