Read my own personal written account in the New York Times, 'My son, the jihadist'
by Nicola Benyahia
Birmingham, England — I gripped the phone, trying to make out the words on the crackling line. There was a moment of silence before the voice at the other end spoke: “I’m sorry, but your son is dead.” Read more....
Trust Women Conference 2016:
'Is de-radicalisation possible?'
The Most Overlooked Resource in Fighting Violent Extremism? Moms.
"Supporting and empowering families to combat radicalisation"
Check out the new updated Mothers for Life website!
“Mothers for Life” is a unique global network of parents who have experienced violent jihadist radicalization in their own families. In most cases, the parents in our network have seen their sons and daughters leaving for Syria and Iraq and in many cases never to return. Sometimes other family members have radicalized as well. All our parents have come together to share the burden of having seen how radicalization processes can destroy the emotional bonds within a family and feeling helpless when confronted with such a process and loss.....Read More
“Islam did not kill my son, Daesh did”
An honest conversation about Islam, Terrorism and Extremism
The SBE lecture hall is full Wednesday night, the security is tight, and the mood is sombre. The organisers of the Ambassador Lecture Series are about to welcome three speakers for a discussion that is “perhaps even more important to have now- now that the issue is out of the headlines again,” in the words of one of the organisers, Luca Bucken. ‘An honest conversation about Islam, terrorism, and extremism’..........Read more
Britain's most dangerous extremists will be locked up in isolated high-security prisons within prisons to prevent them from radicalising other inmates, the Government has announced.
The overhaul of the British prison system comes just days after it was revealed that hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been convicted of swearing allegiance to Islamic State...................Read more
STUTTGART, Germany — When 19-year-old Akhror Saidakhmetov started hanging out with two older men and talking about waging jihad in Syria, his mother took away his passport. Later, as the Washington Post reports, when he begged to get it back — admitting that he wanted to join the so-called Islamic State — she hung up the phone..............Read more
Rasheed Benyahia was in a hurry. Like so many young adults going places in Britain today, he needed to get a move on.
If Monday 1 June 2015 had been a normal working day, he would have been out of the door before the rest of his family, running for the bus. That was his life as a 19-year-old engineering apprentice........... Read more
Christianne Boudreau learned her son was dead when a reporter showed up at her front door with a link to a tweet announcing that he had been killed in Syria, fighting for the Islamic State.
It had been more than a year since Damian Clairmont, 22, surreptitiously left his home in Canada and made his way to a jihadi training camp in Turkey........Read More