Tag Archives: Extremism

News from the United Kingdom, Monday 27th May 2013

BBC News: Woolwich murder probe: ‘Thousands’ at risk of radicalisation, says Theresa May. ‘Thousands of people are potentially at risk of being radicalised in the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May has said. She also told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that those at risk were at “different points on what could be a path to violent […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 24th May 2013

BBC News: Woolwich attack ‘incredibly hard’ to stop. ‘Preventing the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby outside Woolwich Barracks would have been “incredibly hard”, an ex-senior intelligence officer has said. The UK’s security services face a Commons inquiry after it was confirmed the two men arrested over his murder were known to MI5 for eight years.’ Comment: […]

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News from North America, Monday 20th May 2013

Reuters: “President Barack Obama, under fire for security lapses at a U.S. mission in Libya, will in a speech on Thursday lay out his wide-ranging counter-terrorism policy, from the controversial use of drones to efforts to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obama’s use of military drone aircraft to attack extremists has […]

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News from North America, Friday 17th May 2013

New York Times: “F.B.I. agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombing have repeatedly questioned Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter who says he had a passing social relationship with one of the two bombing suspects. They searched his family’s small apartment here on Tuesday, scouring his computers, subjecting him to a polygraph, and […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 16th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbia’s EU Progress Linked to Bulgarian Minority Rights. ‘Marin Raykov, Bulgaria’s caretaker prime minister and foreign minister, said that ensuring the rights and welfare of the ethnic Bulgarian minority in Serbia was a condition for Belgrade’s progress towards EU membership. “The condition of the rights and freedoms of Bulgarians in the Tsaribrod [Dimitrovgrad] […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 15th May 2013

The Guardian: “The US attorney general, Eric Holder, has defended the Obama administration’s controversial seizure of phone records from the Associated Press, saying that a story run by the news organisation had posed a major security threat to the American public. Holder, speaking at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Tuesday, said […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 15th May 2013

East London Advertiser: English Defence League plans march through Tower Hamlets. ‘Far right group the English Defence League has announced plans to march through Tower Hamlets this summer. The group unveiled dates for a series of marches on social networking site Facebook on Monday, with protestors planning to come to the East End on August 24. […]

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News from North America, Monday 13th May 2013

BBC News: “Nineteen people have been wounded in a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, police say. The victims included two children who were grazed by bullets. Police say most injuries are not life-threatening. It is unclear what sparked the shooting in the city’s 7th Ward on Sunday […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 13th May 2013

BELGIUM Translated from Dutch – De Standaard: Officer fired for Muslim extremism. ‘The vessels authorized for municipal employees, Philippe Close (PS), stated that the former clerk at the museums of Brussels refused to shake the hand of Lalieux ‘because his religion forbids him to touch women. The man said he would change. In the future to his […]

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Uncovering the Wider Structure of Extreme Right Communities Spanning Popular Online Networks

Derek O’Callaghan, Derek Greene, Maura Conway, Joe Carthy, Padraig Cunningham Given Twitter’s facility for the dissemination of content, we investigated its potential to act as one possible gateway to the wider online extreme right milieu, which spans multiple platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in addition to other websites and blogs, etc. Our analysis focused on […]

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