Individual Shot By Police During Arson Attack

Individual Shot By Police During Arson Attack

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 17 May 2024, an individual who reportedly set fire to a synagogue was shot dead by police in Rouen, France. French authorities alleged that the individual was armed with a 25cm knife and threatened police with a metallic tool {X}. Rouen Mayor Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol said that “an armed individual somehow climbed up the synagogue and threw an object, a sort of Molotov cocktail, into the main prayer room” {X}. Reporting suggests that the synagogue was significantly damaged {X}. Two separate...
Three Individuals Charged for Firearms Plot Against Jewish Community

Three Individuals Charged for Firearms Plot Against Jewish Community

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 14 May 2024, three individuals were charged with terrorism offences following an alleged firearms plot targeting the Jewish community in the north-west of England {X}. Walid Saadoui and Amar Hussein were charged with the preparation of terrorist acts between 13 December 2023 and 09 May 2024. The charges against them alleges they “made arrangements for the purchase of delivery of firearms, conducted reconnaissance and made plans of attack” {X}. Bilel Saadoui pleaded not guilty to failing to...
14-Year-Old Arrested for Terrorism Offence

14-Year-Old Arrested for Terrorism Offence

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 22 May 2024, a 14-year-old was arrested in London following an investigation related to Extreme Right-Wing terrorist material. The teenager was arrested on suspicion of possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. The individual was later released on bail until August pending further inquiries. The investigation remains ongoing {X}. Event Assessment The arrest of a 14-year-old for a terrorism offence demonstrates a continuing...
[Report] Terrorist Exploitation of Artificial Intelligence: Current Risks and Future Applications

[Report] Terrorist Exploitation of Artificial Intelligence: Current Risks and Future Applications

Tags: Executive Summary Artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to have wide ranging, transformational, and often beneficial, impacts on society. However, like all technology, AI also carries the potential for misuse by nefarious actors including Terrorists and Violent Extremists (TVEs).  Though this technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, understanding how existing AI models work can help assess how and where they are likely to be beneficial to TVEs. AI presents various tools TVEs might employ to streamline, support, and speed up propaganda...
Terrorgram Proscribed as a Terrorist Organisation

Terrorgram Proscribed as a Terrorist Organisation

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 26 April 2024, the Terrorgram collective was proscribed as a terrorist organisation in the UK, meaning that it is now a criminal offence to belong to, publicly support, and/or invite support for the group {X}. The Terrorgram collective is an online Extreme Right-Wing network of individuals who produce and disseminate violent propaganda to encourage those who consume its content to engage in terrorist activity. The collective promotes the collapse of the Western world and a “Race War” through...