Archive for August, 2008

Britain’s Threat Evolves

Posted: August 12, 2008 in HSToday
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My latest in the HST magazine, have been travelling in a place where i couldn’t access this, so hence the delay in uploading it…..substantially shortened from what i had already written, but i think i will re-pitch the whole thing elsewhere. Also, am planning on expanding some of the ideas in some bigger articles for somewhere else.. 


Thursday, 31 July 2008

Since the July 7, 2005, public transport attacks in London, there has been an almost constant stream of attempts or foiled attempts on British soil, perpetrated for the most part by British nationals.

In the face of this diet of threat, it has become somewhat hard to discern whether there are any broad trends to be discerned about radical Islamists, aside from the broad generalization that they tend to be Muslims in their 20s and 30s. Even the old assumption that attackers would come from the United Kingdom’s second- or third-generation South Asian immigrant families appears to be increasingly challenged, with the exposure of two separate plots apparently conducted by white converts in April and May of this year. (See this author’s previous coverage of British homeland security in the HSToday archives at