UK terror philosophy rising, BBC Jihadist database shows

Gabriel Rasmus and Anas Abdalla:Image copyright
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Gabriel Rasmus, left, and Anas Abdalla were jailed last year for attempting to join supposed Islamic State in Syria

More than 100 people in the UK have been convicted of terrorism offences associated to Syria and Iraq given 2014, investigate by the BBC has revealed.

The youngest is a schoolboy from Blackburn who was 14 when he incited an act of terrorism in Australia.

The total also show there are flourishing numbers of women and girls being prosecuted.

Police contend 5 terror plots have been foiled given Mar and 18 thwarted given 2013.

For the last two years the BBC has tracked the numbers of people from the UK who have been drawn into the dispute in Syria and Iraq.

The many extensive online record of its kind, it shows the fast sharpening series of prosecutions given 2014.

Who are Britain’s jihadists? – hunt the BBC’s database

Those convicted come from a far-reaching cranky territory of multitude and embody former prisoners, a hospital executive and the son of a police officer.

Married couples, siblings and a mom of 6 have also been prosecuted.

Of the 109 people convicted, 18 (16%) were women and girls and interestingly, over 85% of those convicted have never been to Syria or Iraq.

That’s since some of the offences describe to those who have plotted to go and fight but who were arrested before putting their plans into action.

Others have been convicted of using social media to inspire support for banned groups such as Islamic State.

Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders told the BBC: “We need to be acutely wakeful that if people can’t go to Syria – and we have positively seen this in some of the cases we have prosecuted – they may devise a arrange of an attack here instead or they may do some-more to radicalise other people here to attack so we need to be very wakeful of that.”

The DPP says the Crown Prosecution Service has the resources it needs to understanding with the increasing series of cases.

After the London Bridge attack in which eight members of the open were killed, the primary apportion called for a examination of Britain’s counter-terrorism strategy to make certain the police and the confidence services have the powers they need.

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