UK Extremism

Nicky Morgan Called Out For Hypocrisy Over These Homophobia Remarks

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics

Children who make homophobic comments at school could be reported under new anti-radicalisation plans, Nicky Morgan announced today. Asked about ne...

China's Clampdown On Uighurs Will Breed Further Extremism

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

While many of us are fortunate to reside in countries that permit a degree of religious freedom, one that allows us to practice our faith, for the Uighur Muslim minority in China's far western Xinjiang region such a freedom has been growingly truncated by the Chinese government in Beijing.

Cameron's Speech Feeds Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Cameron blames the Islamic value system for extremism in the world today - I find such a statement totally ignorant and unenlightened.

UK Muslims Are Not Impressed That David Cameron Says They Are 'Condoning' IS

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

The Prime Minister is set to warn of the dangers posed, particularly to young people, by those who "quietly condone" Islamic State militants' extreme ...

Religious Middle Way Is the Antidote to Extremism

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In today's 24/7 social media and headline-driven world, the average Muslim wakes up each day either surrounded by a depressing narrative on the Islami...

We Must Tackle Extremism Without Compromising Freedom of Speech

Deeyah Khan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Freedom of speech is a human right, and the foundation upon which democracy is built. Any restriction of freedom of speech is a restriction upon democracy. We must defend democracy using its own mechanisms, through explaining and exemplifying its merits rather than through the heavy-handed and arbitrary silencing of its critics.

So, Muslims Shopping at Marks and Spencer Are at Risk of Radicalisation?

Imran Awan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Imran Awan

According to one of the most senior Muslim police officers, we should be observing children as young as five and looking to monitor and detect the earliest signs of anti-western sentiment. What does this mean in practice?

More Shia Dead as Extremism Becomes Commonplace in Pakistan

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

The reality is that Pakistan has become a basket case and has always teetered on being a failed state.

As an Extremist, I'd Rather We Didn't Pass This Anti-extremism Bill

James Moran | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
James Moran

As this government takes its first tentative steps into the light, like a cute little faun that believes in cackhanded anti-constitutional remedies to specific problems, it has made its first priority clear. Getting all the stuff the Lib Dems stopped back in motion again.

Islam Has a History of Protecting Civilisation, Not Destroying It

Adam Walker | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Adam Walker

Over the past weeks and months, the world has been witness to the tragic destruction of historical sites across Iraq - both secular and religious. The most recent attacks on humankind's shared civilisation saw ISIS destroy the ancient cities of Nimrod and Hatra.

Hate Attack on Ukip Councillor's Home in Farage Constituency Thanet South

Colin Cortbus | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Vile thugs have attacked the home of a UKIP Kent county councillor, smearing obscene political hate slogans all over the walls of his garage last weekend. The attack occured in the Thanet South parliamentary constituency where Nigel Farage is standing, and may be part of a cowardly attempt to intimidate political campaigners in advance of the May elections.

Making A Stand: Muslim Women Leading the Challenge Against Extremism

Sara Khan | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Sara Khan

It is imperative to our children that we, as mothers, entrepreneurs, leaders and activists, to teach our children that we are British and Muslim, and how these two things are in fact a complimentary fit. We refuse to allow extremists on all sides suggest otherwise.

British Muslims Unify in Light of the CTS Act

Dilly Hussain | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

As the number of Muslim signatories continues to increase, it will be interesting to see what tangible actions will be taken moving forward by the various figureheads to get their grievances taken seriously.

We Would Rather Believe Jihadi John Was Always Evil

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

We would rather believe Jihadi John was always evil. He always wanted to behead people. Bomb others. Burn innocents. To argue otherwise is to be an apologist for terrorism, it makes you "part of the problem". And thus the parameters of discussion are severely constrained; a large chunk of freedom of expression is eroded by baseless stigma.

Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson Can't Stop Kids Joining Isis, But These Characters Might

Tanya Silverman | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Tanya Silverman

With so much attention on the young girls flocking to join ISIS from the UK and elsewhere, surely a message like Jiya's that empowers girls and stands up to extremism should be spread.

First Adult Picture Of Jihadi John Unmasked

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK

The first adult picture of Mohammed Emwazi, the man behind the mask of Islamic State murderer Jihadi John, has surfaced, as a man claiming to be a chi...

Sermons: Why Language Matters

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

No-one, said Hirsch in his German sermons and his German writings, should be excluded from European society because of their faith or culture. And no-one should be allowed to abuse their own faith and culture to exclude their own flock from European society.

Young People Are Being 'Radicalised In Their Bedrooms' Warns Warsi

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Blaming places of worship for turning people into terrorists is an "easy answer" when people are increasingly being "radicalised in their bedrooms" vi...

The Curious Case of 'Bad Behaviour' in Charities

Abdurahman Sharif | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Abdurahman Sharif

The reaction from the Charity Commission on these cases was in my eyes exemplary. Not only did it act swiftly to remove a charity that should have never been on their register in the first place but it also was quick to reassure the public on social media and elsewhere that the programme did 'not reflect the vast majority of charities that are properly run by honest trustees'.

You Will Need To Sign Up To 'British Values' Just To Visit The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

New Tory proposals would require foreign visitors who want to work, study or do business in Britain to pledge allegiance to so-called "British values"...

Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?

Wassim Cornet | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK
Wassim Cornet

The absence of intervention following alleged crimes against humanity was seen as a complete disregard for civilian lives, leading thousands to join extremist groups which have now morphed into ISIS.

Chapel Hill Shooting: How Many More Until We Realise This Is A Trend?

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This problem needs to be dealt with properly, and must be tackled with caution. However, to resolve it, we must first acknowledge that the problem actually exists. A massive step for the vast majority. Then again, to acknowledge a problem exists, we must first feel that the grief it causes matters.

Why My Heathen Kids Need a Religious Education

Michelle Beckett | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Michelle Beckett

I would like my children to have an understanding of different religious worldviews, and in turn, I want other kids of all faiths to understand theirs, and how it shapes the choices and decisions they make in life.

Better Religious Education 'Could Help Teens From Being Radicalised'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Better education of commonalities and differences between religions and non-believers could help prevent vulnerable young people from being radicalise...

The CTS Bill is a Step Closer to UK Becoming a Police State

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The irony behind the CTS Bill is that it goes against every liberal democratic value that Britain prides itself upon. When the bill becomes legislation, any remnant of tolerance that Britain has ever possessed or known will be single handily destroyed.