Al Qaeda.

Mehdi Hasan

'As A General, I Could Literally Change The Fortunes Of A Nation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics

"If western boots were on the ground," David Richards, the former head of the British armed forces tells me, "if western armies were to be app...

Scotland Yard Pounce On Four Suspected Islamists Terrorists

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

Four suspected Islamist terrorists have been arrested in a series of raids across London. One of the suspects - aged 21 - was tasered during his arres...

Embarrassment As Senior French Spy Defects To Al Qaeda... And Then Dodges 47 US Cruise Missiles

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

A French intelligence officer who defected to Al Qaeda was among the targets of the first wave of US airstrikes on Syria, it has been reported. Des...

Iraq and Syria: A Better Way

Robin Lustig | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Peace, like democracy, cannot be imposed from above, or from outside. But if the two sides in Syria's civil war can agree to at least a few temporary local truces, they may be better able to turn their attention to IS. That's certainly what would be in their best interests, and in the interests of their foreign backers, whether Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar or Turkey.

British Jihadists Are Very, Very Different From Their EU Counterparts

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

From high-quality farm produce to cutting-edge pharmaceuticals and Hollywood stars, Britain has long been proud of its exports. But the 'quality' ...

Herve Gourdel Beheaded By Islamic State Affiliate

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

An Algerian splinter group from al-Qaida has beheaded a French hostage over France's airstrikes on the Islamic State group, in a sign of the possible ...

Jordan Plays a Key Intelligence Role in the Fight Against ISIS

Nehad Ismail | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Jordanian leaders at the highest levels are alarmed. Jordanian political analysts are taking the ISIS threat very seriously. According to Middle Eastern security officials, defences have been reinforced at the borders of Iraq. The Jordanian air force has been on high alert for several days.

Mystery Terror Cell 'More Dangerous Than IS' Planning Airliner Toothpaste Bomb Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

A little-known terrorist group that the US bombed in Syria was in the advanced stages of a plot to blow up airliners with explosives concealed in toot...

French Hostage Taken 'On Behalf Of IS' Raises Fears Over Terror Group's Reach

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Fears are growing that Westerners could be targeted across the Middle East and north Africa after an Islamist splinter group kidnapped a Frenchman in ...

Mehdi Hasan

ISIS Is Trying To 'Suck The West' Into A New War

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

ISIS is deliberately trying "to suck the west" into a new war in Iraq, one of the world's leading experts on Islamist terrorism has warned. Speakin...

ISIS' Use of Social Media Is Not Surprising; Its Sophisticated Digital Strategy Is

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

The recent migration of many jihadist organizations to social media reflects a desire to expand their targeted audience one step further. Password-protected forums - up until recently the main virtual gathering place for al-Qaeda supporters - made content particularly difficult to access for wannabe jihadists, while also representing a common target for the security services' disruption efforts.

Remember Us?

Robin Simcox | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Simcox

Al-Qaeda will continue to carry out attacks, fundraise, kidnap Westerners and recruit more followers. Underestimating them is a sure-fire way to ensure that the group gets even stronger - and the threat to our national security gets even higher.

Saudi Arabia Funding the Islamic State? Unlikely

Alastair Sloan | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

It's trendy to blame the Islamic State on Saudi Arabia - either the shifty House of Saud turning a blind eye to crazed Sunni extremists wiring money up to Mosul, or directly backing the group as part of their nefarious plan for world domination. Neither theory makes much sense.

Joining ISIS: Hamzah Parvez and Mohammed Nasser

Tam Hussein | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

Mohammed Nasser was far more successful academically, after finishing his studies at Sixth Form College at St. Charles, he became a business undergraduate at Roehampton University. His friends and relatives described him as being a joy to be around. A cousin, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he came from a devout family and always knew right from wrong...

James Foley's Death Is Just The Latest Beheading By Extremists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

The brutal footage of what appears to be the beheading of US journalist James Foley is not the first of its kind to appear online. Beheadings are a...

'I Thought It Was 1938' Israeli Ambassador's Fear Of Rising European Anti-Semtism

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has given the go ahead for another pro-Palestinian demonstration tonight, after widespread condemnation that Paris ...

Millions of Nigerians Support Boko Haram's Jihadism

Daniel Brett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Daniel Brett

Political illiteracy may not matter to those millions who support Boko Haram's nihilistic brand of jihadism, regardless of its negative impact on Nigeria's security, territorial integrity and communal relations. Yet, some may see the emergence of such violent insurrection as inevitable in a country plagued by corruption, state terror, political manipulation of ethnic divides and areas of extreme poverty.

Babar Ahmad Jailed In US For Internet Terror

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Babar Ahmad, the British computer expert, has been sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison in the United States for helping support terrorism t...

Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants Attack Resort Popular With Westerners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have stormed a luxury resort on a Malaysian island, forcing tourists to flee as the area was sprayed with machine-gun fire. ...

Cheney Is STILL Trying To Find A Link Between Saddam And Al-Qaeda

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- A couple of weeks ago, Dick Cheney, along with his daughter (rumoured to be the only willing collaborator), published an opinion piece in ...

British Childhood Friends Admit Fighting For Al-Qaeda Group In Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Two young British men have admitted spending eight months in Syria fighting alongside an al Qaida-linked terrorist group. Childhood friends Mohammed N...

UK Airports On Alert Over Bomb Plot Fears

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Britain's airports were put on a new terror alert last night in response to US warnings of a "credible threat" - just as millions of UK holidaymakers...

Will There Be a Shi'a-Sunni War in the Middle East? Not Likely

William O. Beeman | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
William O. Beeman

If it is possible for the government of Iraq to repel and contain ISIS with Iran's help, the United States should definitely support such an action. There need be no real fear at this time that either the Shi'a or Sunni forces will evolve into a kind of World War III in the Middle East...

We Never Helped Osama Bin Laden, Say Queen's Bankers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics

Queen Elizabeth's private bank Coutts has been forced to deny that it had ever handled former Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden and his family's finance...

The Action Toy Least Likely To Make It Onto This Year's Christmas Lists...(PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

A sinister action figure of al-Qaeda kingpin Osama Bin Laden could have been nestling among the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of the w...