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FILM Woolwich Boys: From Gangs to Extremism, October 2017

 

 

 

“It was 16 boys that went there and every single one of them died.”

Listen to the story of the Woolwich boys – a largely Somali led south London street gang involved in county lines drug distribution.  In 2015, police monitoring criminal gang activity first became aware of a possible radicalisation crossover after 20 members and associates of the Woolwich Boys were  known to have travelled to Syria – with devastating consequences.

 

 

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  1. Mohammed:

    Each and everyone who has gone to murder for daesh(isis)should not be let back in to the country,and those who want to go,give them a one way ticket

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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.