uk

United Kingdom

atlas
10 years ago

OverviewThe United Kingdom has faced political violence and terrorism since the 1940s due to the Northern Ireland conflict. Since 9/11, it has also become a target for radical Islamist groups due to its role in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Today, the country faces the most severe threat from terrorism, especially from the jihadist movement in comparison to other European countries.  As per the Home Office Statistics, 1834 people were arrested in the United Kingdom from September 2001 to March 2010 in connection with terrorism. Of these, 422 were charged with terrorism-related offences and 237 were convicted. 73 per…

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