August 5, 2020, 18:43


Terrorists See Prison as an Opportunity for Planning Attacks, Radicalisation Centre Report Says

Terrorists See Prison as an Opportunity for Planning Attacks, Radicalisation Centre Report Says

As the threat of terrorist atrocities rises in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, governments across the continent are looking to introduce measures that can effectively combat extremist organisations. Following the attacks in London during the 2019 election, Westminster is looking to introduce harsher and longer penalties.

Terrorists in prison may see their incarceration tenure “as an opportunity” to organise and plan their attacks, a radicalisation report warns as the government looks to introduce harsher and long sentencing.

Research from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) published on the 22 July discovered that since 2016, at least five terror attacks have been organised or carried out by prisoners serving time and released.

These attacks included the Fishmongers’ Hall and Streatham, and a plot by a terror cell who had met inside prison.

The report covers 10 European countries including the UK and warned that jihadists were “increasingly turning prisons into a theatre of conflict and confrontation”.

Terrorists also see their time in prison as “test” of their commitment to the cause and a way to recover Daesh battlefield losses, the report argued.

Extremists “actively look to recruit inside prisons”, and that there risks involved with both introducing terrorists throughout the incarcerated population and putting them together.

Researchers found that terrorist will also utilise their period inside the prison system as a way of gaining a better understanding of how it operates and how authorities work. They will also pose as well-behaved and compliant in order to get released sooner.

One example of the false cooperated cited was the Fishmongers’ Hall attacker, Usman Khan, who had been involved in rehabilitation and disengagement programs in HMP Woodhill and was considered a success of the deradicalisation system before carrying out an attack at an event for Cambridge University’s Learning Together scheme in 2019.

©
AP Photo / Alberto Pezzali
A bus is removed from from the scene at London Bridge in London, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, as police forensic work is completed following Friday’s terror attack

Khan was initially jailed in 2012 for planning to establish a terrorist training camp in Kashmir but had his sentenced reduced following an appeal and freed in December 2018.

He recorded in prison that his past beliefs had come from “misinterpretations of Islam” and he was “on a new path”.

The ICSR highlighted how he had “built up trust with authorities” and participated in the government’s Desistance and Disengagement Programme (DDP) as well as complying with probation conditions.

Regardless whether Khan had “gamed the system” or legitimately relapsed following his release, the report says that it revealed that the system’s effectiveness, both inside and outside prison, is questionable.

The researchers urged governments to evaluate risk-assessment tools and deradicalisation programs amid a rising problem of terrorist attacks taking place inside prisons.

The study comes as the government introduces The Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, which aims to give authorities the power to increase both the time served in jail and the proportion of punishment for terror-related offenses.

Currently, 238 terrorist prisoners are incarcerated in England and Wales – 183 of which are classified as Islamist extremists and 44 as far-right.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Weather

Moscow

Today08/05/2020
25℃

Thu
08/06/2020
moderate rain

  • moderate rain
  • HI/LO: 26/18
  • Clouds: 72%
  • Wind: 3.25 m/s
  • Wind Direction: WSW
  • Pressure: 1020hPa
  • Humidity: 51%

Fri
08/07/2020
broken clouds

  • broken clouds
  • HI/LO: 24/16
  • Clouds: 60%
  • Wind: 5.08 m/s
  • Wind Direction: N
  • Pressure: 1025hPa
  • Humidity: 42%

Sat
08/08/2020
sky is clear

  • sky is clear
  • HI/LO: 24/16
  • Clouds: 0%
  • Wind: 2.85 m/s
  • Wind Direction: N
  • Pressure: 1024hPa
  • Humidity: 40%

Sun
08/09/2020
light rain

  • light rain
  • HI/LO: 24/17
  • Clouds: 10%
  • Wind: 4.22 m/s
  • Wind Direction: N
  • Pressure: 1017hPa
  • Humidity: 48%

Mon
08/10/2020
sky is clear

  • sky is clear
  • HI/LO: 22/14
  • Clouds: 0%
  • Wind: 4.17 m/s
  • Wind Direction: NNE
  • Pressure: 1019hPa
  • Humidity: 42%

Tue
08/11/2020
heavy intensity rain

  • heavy intensity rain
  • HI/LO: 24/17
  • Clouds: 76%
  • Wind: 4.09 m/s
  • Wind Direction: NNW
  • Pressure: 1015hPa
  • Humidity: 56%

NEWS

    Сторонняя реклама



    Статьи
    Статьи В
    Создание Сайта Кемерово, Создание Дизайна, продвижение Кемерово, Умный дом Кемерово, Спутниковые телефоны Кемерово - Партнёры
    Яндекс.Метрика