As of July 2017, after more than a decade on the editorial board of the journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, I have been appointed as a Contributing Editor at the journal. Many thanks to editor-in-chief Prof. Bruce Hoffman for his trust and for his dedication to excellence in scholarship and publishing on terrorism.
The deadly attacks in London on June 3 highlighted the role of al-Muhajiroun, a militant jihadist network with links to at least two of the three London Bridge attackers: Khuram Butt and Youssef Zaghba. Although the group is relatively unknown beyond the United Kingdom, al-Muhajiroun is one of Europe’s main recruitment gateways for young European […]
In recent years, scholars have devoted increased attention to cooperation among militant actors. These scholars were prompted in part by the prevalence of civil wars and insurgencies in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, which have seen numerous coalitions among myriad rebel groups. Other studies have been driven by the ongoing threat posed by terrorist […]
Last week, British militant Islamist activist Anjem Choudary was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for providing support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Choudary is best known as a radical, charismatic, and rabble-rousing Islamist preacher who influenced and inspired more than 100 Britons to carry out acts […]