Al Qaeda.

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...

It's Still About the Oil

Justin Huggler | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

The Iraq war was always about oil. The ISIS extremists who are trying to seize control of the country's largest refinery know that. Everyone was braced for the battle for Baghdad. But first they went after the oil. Just like the Americans.

There Are Worse Things Than Dictators

Justin Huggler | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

Iran and Saudi Arabia are facing off across Iraq. Between them, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia control the world's largest proven oil reserves. Already, ISIS are close to the oil reserves of northern Iraq. Already, the price of oil is rising.

Isis Annual Report Shows Terror Group Are More Business Like Than You Imagine

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is rapidly gaining ground in Iraq – and these are the figures to prove it. The group, which was onc...

Mehdi Hasan

I Warned You About This, Tony

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

SEE ALSO: ISIS Annual Report Reveals 7 Disturbing Statistics From Terror Group Sweeping Iraq There is "absolutely" a link between the invasion of I...

First We Took Afghanistan. Then We Gave Them Iraq

Justin Huggler | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

ISIS are right at the heart of things. And we put them there... Three years after his death, Osama bin Laden's dream is coming true after all: a great Sunni Muslim uprising in the Middle East. Only ISIS are so violent they make Al-Qaeda look like a bowling team.

The Sudden Disintegration of the Iraqi Military

Nehad Ismail | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's sectarian policies backfired dramatically last week as, confronted with just a few thousand jihadist fighters, his army fell apart.

Iraq - The End?

Robin Lustig | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

What folly. What crass, indescribable, unbelievable folly it was to invade Iraq in 2003. I wonder what George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Tony Blair think now as they read of the latest disasters to befall that wretched land. Do they still say that Iraq is better off than it was under Saddam Hussein? Do they? Really?

Mehdi Hasan

7 Quotes From Bush, Blair And Co On How Invading Iraq Would Help Us.. Beat Al Qaeda

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

It wasn't just about WMDs. Among the main justifications cited for the assault on Baghdad in 2003, without UN authorisation, were the alleged ties bet...

'We Will Bring 'Rage' To Baghdad: Rebel Chief Vows To Hit Iraqi Capital

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

Baghdad could be the next city to fall to militants in Iraq, with the chief of the extremists who have swept the north of the country vowing to bring ...