Tag Archives: Extremism

Saudi Arabia has 'clear link' to UK extremism, report says

Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed. The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence. The foreign affairs think tank called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations. The UK’s Saudi Arabian embassy says the claims are “categorically false”. Ministers are under pressure to publish a report on UK-based Islamist groups. The Home ...

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Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'

Theresa May will urge world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”. Speaking about counter-terrorism at the G7 summit in Sicily, the PM will say more pressure should be put on tech companies to remove extreme material. They should report such content to the authorities, she believes. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to say the “war on terror” is not working. In a speech in London as general election campaigning resumes after the Manchester ...

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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani says voters rejected extremism

Moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his re-election shows voters reject extremism and want more links with the outside world. After avoiding a run-off with a 57% outright victory over his main rival, Mr Rouhani said he respected the opponents’ right to criticise him. Mr Rouhani, 68, supports the landmark deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme. The decisive victory gives him a strong mandate to seek reforms and revive the country’s ailing economy, analysts say. “The Iranian nation has chosen the path of interaction with the world, a path ...

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VIDEO: How has extremism flourished in Brussels?

As the authorities race to uncover more information about the Brussels attackers, attention has turned to the city suburbs where they lived and planned the attacks on the city. The BBC’s Fergal Keane has been exploring Molenbeek, an area in Brussels that has become synonymous with jihadism. What’s wrong with the BBC? This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers. BBC News – Home

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Boosting Middle East economy is way to beat extremism: Iranian president

Iran President Hassan Rouhani talks during a business forum in Rome, Italy, January 26, 2016. Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi Generating economic growth in the Middle East is crucial to defeating extremism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, putting forward his country as a regional trade hub and pillar of stability. Rouhani is on a four-day trip to Italy and France, looking to rebuild Iranian relations with the West some two weeks after financial sanctions on Tehran were rolled back following the implementation of its nuclear deal with world powers. Italy announced ...

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