Zubeda Limbada, BBC R5 Live, Stopping the threads of terrorism and extremism. What are we doing wrong?

After Manchester and London terror threats how do we stop terrorism? What’s going wrong? Why are some communities isolated? Discussion on BBC 5 live with Jim Gamble, Head of Counter Terrorism in Northern Ireland, Zubeda Limbada, a Director of ConnectFutures, and Anthony Simpson, former police officer from Greater Manchester Police.


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9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.