New Counter-Terrorism Advice for Churches

31/08/2016 from UK New counter-terrorism advice suggests churches should have a ‘bouncer’ on the door throughout services to improve security. As an expert has warned small parish churches are more at risk of attack that larger places of worship. The advice says: “The job of the person on the door is to delay any offenders (including those who are not terrorists) so that the police can arrive and deal with them”. New guidance issued after the murder of a French priest by Islamic State supporters advises churches should fit CCTV and personal attack alarms. INC000126 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/30/churches-need-bouncers-and-cctv-says-counter-terror-advice/   Assessment: With increased attention and demand on security,[…]

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ISIS Training Recruits: Germany

Key details: 28/08/2016 from Turkey ISIS is trying to join the German armed forces to get military training they can use for terrorist attacks. In light of the concerning revelation the armed forces are calling for all applicants to the military to be subject to a security check by its counter-intelligence agency. The testing will start from July next year and the Government believes it will help the nation fight against extremists, terrorists and criminals. The cabinet is set to approve a change to the military act next week. The military counter-intelligence agency is looking into 64 suspected Islamists, 268 suspected right-wing extremists and six[…]

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