In just the past five years, the number of female terrorists in Britain has tripled, according to new research from the London-based Henry Jackson Society.
Titled “Islamist Terrorism, Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK 1998 – 2015,” the paper revealed startling facts about female terrorists: their numbers have increased at an alarming rate, and the women involved are getting younger and younger.
The report, which was detailed in Heatstreet on Monday, said that terrorist acts included “plotting to commit murder in the UK, fundraising, and traveling abroad to join [the] Islamic State.”
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Female terrorists were only four percent of the equation between 1998 and 2010. However, between 2011 and 2015, this figure more than doubled to 11 percent of all terrorist acts attributable to women.
“The rise in women terrorists has coincided with the emergence of [the] Islamic State,” the report stated, noting that, “Overall, 72 per cent of [offenses] were committed by UK nationals or those with dual nationality. Most had ties to South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.”
The report targeted three boroughs in East London and two boroughs in Birmingham as having produced “more than a third of Islamic terrorists since 1998.”
The author of the report, Hannah Stuart explained that the threat from terrorists is mostly homegrown. “Females are playing an ever-increasing role,” she stated.
The report was released just as U.K. police announced that yet another major terrorist plot was thwarted in the last six months.
Currently trending in British terrorism, according to the study, is a rise in “intended beheadings and stabbings.”
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