UK Extremism

Cookie Monster Used By Far Right As Symbol In Germany, Say Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

German police are probing an unlikely new symbol for neo-Nazi extremists - the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. The trend was first noticed when ...

Muslim Brotherhood In London Urges PM Not To Bow To Foreign Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim Brotherhood has come out swinging against an investigation into their activities in the UK, engaging a top QC and warning Britain has bowed...

What I Might Have Said If I Had Been on Newsnight...

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The Muslim community is far from perfect, but our misrepresentation as ‎squabbling men who need reforming through those who have themselves rejected the faith is ‎palpably absurd. Who speaks for Muslims? How about the myriad Muslims doing the hard graft on ‎the ground.‎

Muslim and LGBTQ Students Unite Against 'Student Rights' in Run Up to NUS Conference

Hilary Aked | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Aked

It's sometimes said that attack is the best form of defence. Some of those think tanks and agitators who seem intent on marginalising Muslims appear to have worked out that the reverse is also true: while some right wingers are happy to go along with direct demonization campaigns, in order to get liberals to jump on the bandwagon of an Islamophobic campaign, defense is often the best form of attack...

Student Rights Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine as Fifth SU Publicly Condemns 'Anti-Extremism' Group

Hilary Aked | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Aked

Another students union has officially condemned the 'anti-extremism' organisation 'Student Rights'. On Thursday Kingston university became the fifth campus (following motions at LSE, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, and UCL) to join the counter-campaign called 'Real Student Rights' which continues to grow on the back of coverage in the national press.

Boris Johnson's Radicalisation Myth-Making

Arun Kundnani | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Arun Kundnani

Boris Johnson's suggestion this week that children of Islamic extremists be taken into care to prevent their being radicalised illustrates perfectly our collective failure to understand the problem of terrorism.

Nazis Now on Campus

Colin Cortbus | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

The far-right, the BNP and the short-lived Liverpool-based National Culturists, have previously attempted to agitate on campuses. But what is new and threatening about National Action as a phenomenon is the group's overt, totally unconcealed admiration for Adolf Hitler, its links to the ideology of violent terrorists, and most significantly the advanced, potentially ground-breaking propaganda tactics the group employs .

LSE Students' Union Slams Controversial 'Student Rights' Group

Mohamed Harrath | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mohamed Harrath

Students' unions across London including at UCL, Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, and LSE, have adopted 'no-engagement' policies against Student Rights with more unions expected to pass the motion in coming weeks.

So All Muslims Who Visit Legoland are Terrorists, According to the Daily Mail

Imran Awan | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

The media, including newspapers such as the Daily Mail, must provide a more responsible, objective and proportionate way of reporting on stories, but I suppose that is expecting a lot from the Daily Mail.

'Christian Patrols' In East London Spark Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

Muslim community leaders have expressed growing fears of community tension after a far-right group posted a video threatening "Christian patrols" in T...

Death Threats After Anti-Extremism Leader Tweets Mohammed Cartoon

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Muslim director of a think-tank credited with Tommy Robinson's departure from the EDL has received "credible" death threats after tweeting a carto...

Ex-EDL Leader Tommy Robinson's 'Tolerance' Talk To Schoolchildren Cancelled

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A school which booked the former leader of the English Defence Tommy Robinson, who has a criminal record for violence and fraud, to talk to schoolchil...

78,000 Library Books Torched By Islamists

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Ancient books in a historic library in the Lebanese city of Tripoli have been torched by Islamist, after a pamphlet purportedly insulting religion was...

Gender Segregation and Our Anti-Islamist Norm

Alastair Sloan | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Is gender equality an issue that can be assigned to the conventional notions of left and right? Undoubtedly, it stretches across the political pantheon. But more importantly - is anti-Islamism now a stance the left and right can unite over? This is a discussion that needs to take place outside Westminster.

Issuing Statements Condemning Terrorism Is Not Enough to Dismantle Extremist Narratives

Sara Khan | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sara Khan

On Thursday it was widely reported that Adebolajo's brother Jeremiah warned of more attacks to come. We can take measures like banning external preachers but this will do little to extinguish the ideas that drive such acts of violence and hate.

BBC Defends Anjem Choudary Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

The BBC is standing firm over its controversial decision to invite extremist Anjem Choudary onto the Today programme in the aftermath of the Woolwich ...

The Pantomime Villain: Anjem Choudary Invited on BBC Radio 4 Today

Imran Awan | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

Terrorism is a disease and we need to find a cure for it, but we need to start this process by engaging with serious people who can make a difference to the counter extremist narrative and not invite the likes of Choudary or organisations such as Quilliam who do not speak for British Muslims.

The Woolwich Killers Must Not Be Allowed to Drive a Wedge Between Communities

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

As we move into 2014, we hope that both Far Right and Al-Qaeda influenced groups and individuals realise that we collectively as communities, will not allow them to drive a wedge between us as residents and neighbours. Collectively, we can also counter their belief that a clash of civilisations is inevitable. It is not and we alone can prove them wrong.

Jihadist Rebels Flogging And Torturing Syrian Children

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Syrian jihadist rebels are torturing and killing civilians, including children, for flouting "sharia" laws such as smoking cigarettes - and exacting t...

Under Siege in Damascus: An Activist Speaks Out

Luke McManus | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Zara Hakim is a Syrian currently living under siege in a southern suburb of Damascus. One of the many activists still inside Syria, she and her team have, for the past two weeks, been working to raise international attention for their 'Break the Siege' campaign...

Muslim Group Plans London March Against Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

A group of Muslim extremists plan to hold an anti-alcohol demonstration has been dismissed as a stunt. Members of The Shariah Project, believed to ...

Prime Minister's Taskforce Recommendations on Tackling Extremism Online Won't Be Effective

Sebastien Feve | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastien Feve

This week, the Prime Minister's Tackling Extremism in the UK task force reported its findings and recommendations. Set up in the aftermath of the kill...

Time to End UK Government Reticence to Extremism

John Sargeant | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The Prime Minister's Extremism Task Force report "Tackling extremism in the UK" has apologised for not doing enough to tackle islamic extermisim: We ...

Asbos For Extremists

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK

The government has been warned against "stigmatising" Muslims after announcing a new crackdown on extremism. Ministers want to hand out asbos to da...

REVEALED: 'Slavery' Suspects Headed Up Radical Maoist Sect

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The couple arrested in the Lambeth slavery case were part of a radical Maoist collective, it has been revealed, named by multiple sources as Comrade A...