Faisal Khan, programme manager at ICCT, has over 5 years of experience in developing and managing projects around International Human Rights law and policy, 3 of which were professional field experience in a conflict environment. His work at ICCT focuses on managing projects that look into issues such as countering violent extremism, rehabilitation and reintegration and strategic communications in light of countering terrorism. Previously he worked with the UN Migration Agency on multiple projects orientated around capacity building of law enforcement officials on criminal justice and protection for the vulnerable population/people of concern.
In the past several years, the United States has witnessed a concerning rise in far-right extremism and terrorist violence. Attackers in Oak Creek, Charleston, and Pittsburgh emerged from an increasingly emboldened radical right, which has grown in size and ambition in recent years. The Atomwaffen Division—a small, neo-Nazi terrorist organisation—is part of this movement. This […]
On the night of 26 November 2008, ten Kalashnikov-wielding terrorists attacked Mumbai. They stuck simultaneously at five locations, shooting dead 140 Indians and 25 foreign tourists. American and British passport-holders were executed in two luxury hotel complexes. At a Jewish cultural centre, Israeli nationals were tortured before being killed. A fourth location, a café frequented […]
Introduction In recent years, there has been much debate over the role organised crime plays in the commission of terrorism, and vice versa. In this Perspective, I explore the dichotomy that exists between the contention that organised criminals and terrorists are exceptionally similar, against the counterargument that their strategic aims (that is, profit versus political […]