Radicalisation: the counter-narrative and identifying the tipping point Contents
- 800 UK-linked fighters are estimated to have travelled to Syria and Iraq since the conflicts began in those countries. 50% of these foreign fighters are thought to have returned.
- Terrorism-related arrests in the UK were 35% higher in 2015 than in 2010.
- The UK’s annual counter-terrorism policing budget has risen from £594 million in 2015–16 to £670 million for 2016–17.
- The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit has secured the removal of more than 120,000 pieces of terrorist-related content between 2010 and 2016. On average about 100 removal requests per day contain Syria-related content, which would amount to 36,500 requests per year.
- The EU Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) made over 500 referrals in the first 16 weeks after it was established in July 2015, of which 90% were successfully removed.
- Between mid-2015 and February 2016, Twitter had suspended over 125,000 accounts globally that were linked to terrorists. Google removed over 14 million videos globally in 2014 which related to all kinds of abuse.
- Over 90% of Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani Muslims living in the UK think of themselves as British—a higher proportion than in other ethnic groups. Over 80% believe it is possible to maintain both British and other cultural/religious identities effectively.
- Less than 0.5% of UK journalists are Muslim, compared to almost 5% of the national population.
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2 August 2016