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THE COUNTER-TERRORISM LIBRARY

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The remit of Counter-Terrorism is the principal concern of our Unit, and its many factors are addressed in great depth of detail herein.

Out of the utmost necessity and by virtue of our efforts, we share the forefront in this endeavor.  In this, we are responsible for and contribute very significantly to; the safety, dignity and continuity of the citizens of the United Kingdom.

Unconfined within any one form, terrorism is a global issue and is destined not only to remain, but be continually morphing, be more endemic and determined, thus the incalculable danger becoming ever greater by the day. 

This is our new reality.

In order to properly understand and deal with the threat, what we are doing has to be as comprehensively addressed as possible.

There is a massive amount of information that we have prepared via global research, direct observation and discussion.

It has to be stated and categorically, that herein certain of what is apparent will be very disturbing, in fact the most disturbing of all.  Unfortunately, this is the intention of terrorists, but in order to understand the psychopathology which underlies their motivation and for what it really is, we cannot be aloof from its effect.  We have included requisite indication when distressing factors could well be the case.

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Acts of terrorism are acts of barbarism, they are the knife edge of hatred.  Their intention is to cut deeply into the fabric of our society and infect our individual and collective psyche.  Into that theatre of atrocity, that made somber reality, we enter without forethought or question and there, we meet them head on.

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However, it is the case that the perpetrators of terror are now far better equipped, they are more professionally trained in all aspects of war.  To be specific, the vehicle of atrocity – the propaganda machine, in the global dissemination of its diabolical message, is utilizing state of the art techniques of presentation.

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 “There is no argument to the contrary; who we are referring to is the greatest threat there has ever been and the prospect of a global caliphate very real, in fact, this, what is an unimaginably bad consequence of our failure to date in dealing with it, is hurtling toward us at an ever increasing pace.”

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S. Wyndham-Lewis

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The Islamic State terrorist group, almost defeated while attempting to build their caliphate in Iraq and Syria, are highly likely to try and form a new network.

The leaders of the Islamic State and in conjunction with other international terrorist groups have defined their global strategic objective as being the creation of a new, global terror network. This development can be observed by virtue of attacks on not only war-torn states, such as Iraq and Syria, but also the United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Russia, Finland and Sweden.

The terrorists are demonstrating to current and potential future benefactors and sympathisers that they still have the ability to engage.

Terrorists have been rapidly losing ground in Iraq and Syria during the months of September and October 2017. Militants are spreading beyond the Middle East, concentrating in unstable regions with the aim of creating new foci of tension and armed conflict.

The most important of these regions is Afghanistan, where the Islamic State is already established in certain regions and may well spread their influence into India, China, Iran and Central Asia.

In addition, it has to be noted; terrorist strongholds are emerging in Yemen, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Thus, terrorists pose a dire threat, both in the real world and via the internet.

In addition to the established practice of spreading propaganda, tempting new recruits and engaging them in a radicalisation process, these terror groups are forming new cyber groups the purpose of which, if and when deployed, will likely be to attack key infrastructure.

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U.K. Level of Terror Threat : SEVERE

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Terror in Europe. Chronology in brief, for last two years :

01 2015. Paris. 17 killed. Charlie Hebdo magazine. Kosher Store

11 2015. Paris. 130 killed. Coordinated shootings and suicide bombings.

03 2016. Brussels. 32 killed. Airport and Metro bombings

07 2016. Nice. 86 killed. Truck massacre.

12 2016. Berlin. 21 killed by truck attack

03. 2017. London. Policeman stabbed to death. 4 killed in vehicle and knife assault

05 2017. Manchester. 22 killed at concert by suicide bomber 

Note : Including the many injured (mentally and physically), the above figures increase dramatically

Number of terror related arrests in the U.K. for year ending 03 2017 – 304  (JTAC)

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Relevant Reports in Brief

Relevant Reports in Brief II

Relevant Reports in Brief III

Relevant Reports in Brief IV

Relevant Reports in Brief  V

Relevant Reports in Brief VI

Relevant Reports in Brief VII

Relevant Reports in Brief VIII

Relevant Reports in Brief IX

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U.S. Domestic Terror / Hate Groups

Brief Fact Sheet on Dirty Bombs

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Go to Relevant Reports Page (II)

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Addendum

The number of people arrested for terrorism offences has hit a record high in the U.K..

There were 379 arrests in the past 12 months to June in the U.K., a 68 percent increase on the 226 recorded in the same period last year.

It is the highest number recorded since records began in 2001 following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the U.S.

The total figure included 12 arrests linked to the Westminster attack in March, 23 arrests connected with the Manchester Arena bombing in May, 21 arrests following the London Bridge attack in June, and one arrest in relation to the Finsbury Park van attack soon after.

Up to 123 people of those arrested were charged – 105 with terrorism offences – while 189 were released without charge, according to the Home Office quarterly bulletin on the police use of counter-terrorism powers.

Of those charged with terrorism offences, 32 have been charged and found guilty, while 68 are awaiting prosecution.

The number of convicted terrorists in British jails has also increased by 35 percent to 204 in the past year, with 91 percent of those in jail on June 30 holding Islamist extremist views, while five percent were far-right extremists.

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Addendum II

Reference Material (No.I)

Reference Material (No.II)

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Addendum III

Bio-terrorism. (I of XXV)

Possible motivations for resort to bio-terrorism and the technical hurdles that face anyone attempting to use biological agents

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Addendum IV

Psychoanalytic Theory and the Terrorist. Seminar Series (Notes I of V)

Cognitive – Behavioural Approaches and the Terrorist (Notes II of V)

 

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