News – terrorism

  • Prosecutor who led Jewish centre bombing investigation was murdered

    8 Nov 2017 by CST

    A n Argentinian  police investigation has revealed that the prosecutor who led the investigation into the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires Jewish centre, was murdered and did not commit suicide, as previously claimed. The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was found dead, with a bullet hole in his head, on 18 January 2015. His death occurred four days after accusing former President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, of masking Iran’s role in the deadly bombing of the AMIA Jewish Centre, which left 85 people dead.  

  • Threat Level Raised to “Critical”

    24 May 2017 by CST

    The raising of the national threat level to “Critical” means that Government, Police and security services believe “an attack is expected imminently”. This threat level is highly unusual and will result in both significantly increased policing and the deployment of military personnel. There does not, at present, seem to be precise intelligence about where or when a further attack (or attacks) may occur, but crowded places appear to be at highest risk.

  • Something rotten in the state of Denmark: antisemitic extremism

    19 May 2017 by CST

    This week in Denmark, an imam was accused of calling for the murder of Jews whilst at the same time a 17-year-old was charged for allegedly plotting to bomb a Jewish school in the capital, Copenhagen. Denmark is not new to violent antisemitism – in 2015 Jewish security volunteer Dan Uzan Z”L was gunned down by Omar El-Hussein whilst protecting his Jewish community outside the Copenhagen Synagogue.  

  • CST leads first training session for Project Griffin

    5 May 2017 by CST

    CST hosted  its  first training session this week  for Project Griffin  with Nightingale Hammerson in South London, one of the Jewish community’s leading providers of care for older people.  Project Griffin is a scheme run by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, which aims to keep the public safe by ensuring that Police work with communities across the country.  CST was accredited  to deliver Project Griffin in December 2016.

  • CST pays tribute to PC Keith Palmer

    23 Mar 2017 by CST

    Everybody at CST extends our deepest condolences to all those affected by yesterday’s terrorist incident at Parliament.

  • 18 times Iran has targeted Jews or Israelis: man on trial in Berlin this week

    9 Mar 2017 by CST

    Haider Syed Mustafa, a 31-year-old Pakistani man, went on trial in Berlin this week. Mustafa has been accused of collecting information on Jewish and Israeli targets in Germany and France. This is not the first time Iran, or Iranian operatives, have targeted Jews and Israelis in suspected terror plots or been found to have collected information and Jews and Israelis.  

  • CST and the Police working together to enact armed patrols

    24 Aug 2016 by CST

    CST and the Police have worked very closely together to plan and enact armed foot patrols in various areas of London with large Jewish communities. Operation Hercules was announced in early August by Met police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The Operation includes 600 additional firearms officers to protect London against attack, and this includes protection for the Jewish community.     

  • Anjem Choudary found guilty of inviting support for Islamic State in Syria

    17 Aug 2016 by CST

    Hate-preacher Anjem Choudary has been found guilty of inviting support and swearing allegiance to Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) alongside Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Due to the possibility of prejudice in another case, reporting restrictions meant that the verdict has remained confidential for a number of weeks. Choudary faces the possibility of 10 years in prison and the jury took under three days to come to their unanimous decision.   

  • CST calls on the Government to ban Hizbollah flags after flags banned in Berlin

    28 Jul 2016 by CST

    Al-Quds Day, an annual demonstration established in 1979 by Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini, that takes place in cities worldwide, has long been criticised for allowing the flying of Hizbollah flags. In the streets of London demonstrators have chanted “We are all Hizbollah” and each year flags of the organisation, whose military wing is proscribed as a terrorist entity in the United Kingdom, appear on the streets. The flag features an assault rifle, so its meaning could not be more clear.  

  • CST stands in solidarity with victims of Orlando terror attack

    14 Jun 2016 by CST

    CST wishes to express solidarity with those attacked by Omar Mateen at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando this weekend. The siege was the deadliest homophobic attack in the United States. At time of writing, 49 people have been confirmed dead following the mass shooting and three-hour siege.  

  • CST hosts successful Police Seminar at the Jewish Museum

    27 May 2016 by CST

    As part of CST’s national relationship with the Police, CST facilitates a variety of training and education seminars focused on Judaism, antisemitism and threats to the Jewish community. Last week at the Jewish Museum in Camden, CST hosted over 100 members of the Police, from all ranks, including Hate Crime Officers, officers from a variety of Counter Terrorism teams and neighbourhood policing teams, hailing from several Police services from the across London and the South.  

  • CST’s written evidence for Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into the fight against ISIL published

    16 Dec 2015 by CST

    CST has submitted evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into the fight against Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL), otherwise known as ISIS. CST is at the forefront in the fight against antisemitism, and this includes working with the government to support the Jewish community in matters of antisemitism, extremism and terrorism.  

  • Danish Jewish security volunteer Dan Uzan Z”L named ‘Dane of The Year’

    10 Dec 2015 by CST

    Dan Uzan Z”L, the Jewish security guard who was slain whilst on duty at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen, has been voted ‘Dane of the Year’ by Danish Newspaper, Berlingske. Dan was brutally murdered protecting 80 people during a Bat Mitzvah party on early Sunday 15 February 2015 by Danish-Palestinian gunman Omar El-Hussein. Dan was just 37 years old.  

  • National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week

    23 Nov 2015 by CST

    Today, Monday 23rd November, marks the beginning of the second national Counter Terrorism Awareness Week. The campaign aims to inform the public about any possible terror threat, gives practical advice about staying safe and how communities can assist the Police and government in tackling extremism and radicalisation.  

  • Jewish teacher stabbed in Marseilles attack by alleged ISIS supporters

    19 Nov 2015 by CST

    Last night a Jewish school teacher was stabbed in Marseilles by three people proclaiming support for Islamic State. The teacher, 57 year old Tzion Saadon, was identifiably Jewish and was wearing a kippah (a Jewish skull cap). It has been reported that the assailants shouted antisemitic abuse and showed a photograph on a mobile phone of Mohammed Merah, the terrorist who killed 4 people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France in 2012, and who also killed three soldiers in other attacks.  The stabbing last night took place near a school and synagogue complex. The victim is said to not be in a life-threatening condition.  

  • US far right terrorist who murdered three people at Jewish centre in Kansas tells court he must be allowed to explain why he hates Jews.

    25 Aug 2015 by CST

    The trial of Frazer Glenn Cross, a former senior member of the KKK who murdered three people outside a Kansas Jewish centre, has begun. Cross tried to tell jurors that Jews are guilty of genocide against White people in an attempt to justify his actions.

  • Raid on French Group Reveals Jewish Supermarket Target

    13 Jul 2015 by CST

    A court in Paris has handed down a sentence of nine years to leader of ‘Horseman of Pride’, Mohammed Achamlane, after he was convicted for “criminal conspiracy related to a terrorist enterprise”.  

  • Terrorist trial begins of French jihadists with 'hit list' of Jewish shops

    9 Jun 2015 by CST

    The trail has begun in France of 14 jihadists accused of plotting terrorist attacks against Jewish shops.

  • White supremacist pleads not guilty to murder of three at Kansas Jewish buildings

    30 Mar 2015 by Dave Rich

    American white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller has pleaded not guilty to the murder of three people at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and at the nearby Village Shalom Retirement Center in April last year.

  • Increased support for CST since Paris, Copenhagen attacks

    16 Mar 2015 by Dave Rich

    The Jewish Telegraph Agency has written a profile of CST following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen at the beginning of 2015. The article reveals the increased level of volunteering for CST from across the Jewish community since those attacks.

  • Four arrested in France for links to Hyper Cacher terrorist attack

    10 Mar 2015 by CST

    The BBC has reported that French police have arrested four people for alleged connections to the Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris in January.