Counter-terrorism in the UK – History, Radicalisation and the current Al-Qaeda Threat

Paul Jonathan Smith.

Updated May 2017

Module 1. This first module considers the recent history of terrorism in the UK, radicalization amongst the UK’s Muslim Community, and the UK’s current threats from ISIS and Al-Qaeda. The “Irish Troubles”. The impact of the “Troubles” on UK counterterrorism policy. The development of UK counterterrorism legislation. The current ISIS and Al-Qaeda threats in the UK. The range of the ISIS and Al-Qaeda threats in the UK. The Islamic community in the UK. Islamic radicalization in the UK. The preparation and execution of an attack.

Lecture (video version)

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