British Jihadists

Foreign Office Looking Into Claims White Widow Was Gunned Down By Russian Sniper

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Officials are looking into the extraordinary claim by a Russian News Agency that the British Jihadi Samantha Lewthwaite, better known as the 'White Wi...

'Allah Has Given Me The Chance To Be In The Pinnacle Of Worship Which Is Jihad'

PA | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

A young British jihadi whose two brothers have died fighting in war-torn Syria has claimed he would return to the UK for his family. Amer Deghayes, 20...

Four Men Arrested Over Alleged Islamist Terror Plot 'To Kill The Queen'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

Four men have been arrested in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot to kill the Queen. Reported by The Sun, the 88-year-old was to be assas...

British Father's Grief After Losing Second Son To Fighting In Syria

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

A devastated father has revealed he has lost a second son out of three fighting in war-torn Syria, despite pleading with them to return home. Jaffa...

'Spice Girls Fan Joins Islamic State And Heads To Syria With Her Toddler'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

A mother who loved the Spice Girls and reality-TV is said have travelled to Syria with her 14-month-old son to join Islamic State terrorists. Taree...

We Need a More Nuanced Approach for Dealing With British Jihadists Who Want to Come Home

Rachel Briggs | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Rachel Briggs

The government is right to take a firm stand against ISIS and those who fight in its ranks or support from the sidelines. But we need to face facts: we cannot stop British jihadis returning home; we cannot arrest our way out of the problem; and we do not have the resources to mount surveillance operations against all returning foreign fighters.

'Five Britons A Week Joining Islamic State'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

At least five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (IS) every week, the UK's most senior police officer has revealed. Metrop...

'Cos We're Going To Cut Their Throats, Shia!'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

A British man accused of plotting a terrorist attack was caught on a bugging device laughing and singing along to violent Jihadist videos in his car, ...

Terror Threat Level Raised

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

The terror threat level to police officers and staff has been raised with forces across the UK warned to remain vigilant. Counter-terrorism chief Assi...

British Female Jihadist And Her IS Husband Fall Out Over Kitten

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK

A 16-year-old schoolgirl from Chorlton, Manchester, who followed her brother to fight with Islamic State militants, has tweeted her concerns about her...

British Female Jihadist Reveals Grisly Plans For PM

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK

A female jihadist from Britain has said she wants "David Cameron's head on a spike," as she laughed off the Prime Minister's new laws to counter terro...

Emotional Parents Of Glasgow Girl Turned Jihadist Speak Out

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

The Irn-Bru loving Scottish woman who travelled to Syria and married an Islamic State (IS) fighter told her heartbroken parents she wanted to become a...

Parents Of 'Bedroom Radical' Aqsa Mahmood Plead For Her To Come Home From Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

The parents of a "bedroom radical" who travelled to Syria and married an Isis fighter have pleaded for her to return home. Aqsa Mahmood, 20, left her ...

Jessica Elgot

Inside The Private Lives Of The British Jihadi Women Who Have Married Into The Islamic State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Women are the new target for recruitment for the Islamic State (IS), with researchers seeing "unprecedented" calls for fighters to marry British and E...

Threat Posed By Britons Returning After Fighting With ISIS Is Exaggerated, Says Ex-MI6 Chief

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

The threat posed to the UK by "pathetic" Britons returning from fighting with Islamist extremists in Syria and Iraq is being exaggerated by the Govern...

British Women Travelling To Syria To Fight Alongside Their Husbands

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

British women could be among the jihadists fighting in Syria, with around 10 predicted to have travelled to the war-torn state to join arms. Hundre...

Campaign Encourages Women To Stop Would-Be Jihadists Going To Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A national campaign to stop would-be terrorists travelling to Syria will focus on women to encourage them to stop their male relatives from going. ...

Social Media Jihadi: The Inside Story of a Briton Who Died Fighting for ISIS

Tam Hussein | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Whilst debate rages on about the threat of foreign fighters returning home, there is one particular fighter who is being celebrated not only in his community but also on social media...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Pope Francis, Friend Of Dictators?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 14 March 2013... 1) POPE FRANCIS, FRIEND OF DICTATORS? Surprise, surprise, this morning's newspaper ...

British Jihadists In Syria Are 'A Threat To The West'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Politics

Islamist extremists fighting the Assad regime in Syria could carry out terrorist attacks in the UK, William Hague has warned. Syria has now become ...