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Ahmed Hassan has been sentenced to thirty-four years in jail for his attempted bombing of a London train. It has emerged Hassan was referred to the Prevent programme twice, but the extent of the threat he posed was not realised.
Professor Cesari discussed French response and resilience to terrorist attacks, and what the Carcassonne attack reveals about ISIS's adaptation and evolution to their changing circumstances.
Mark Rowley, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, has criticised technology and social media firms for their lack of commitment in countering the online terrorist threat. Isis’ recent emphasis on supporters carrying out ‘lone wolf attacks’ has made the phenomenon an increasing reality, and some Islamic communities are taking theological steps to counter this threat.
17 year-old Lloyd Gunton was reportedly radicalised online, where he viewed Isis propaganda and accessed guides on carrying out terrorist attacks. Security services and ministers have issued warnings about “remote radicalisation”, which is thought to be becoming more common with the decline of Isis.