UK Extremism

Don't Blame Radicalisation on Britain's Mosques

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

An unfortunate but perhaps inevitable consequence of the growing numbers of young British men travelling to Syria or Iraq to join ISIS is that the communities from which they hail will at best be scrutinised for answers, and at worst be blamed for playing a part in their radicalisation.

Is David Cameron a Violent Extremist?

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

The dropping of terror charges yesterday against celebrated human rights activist and ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, after having been detained for seven months on grounds of facilitating terrorism at a Syrian training camp, speaks volumes about the self-defeating direction of Britain's failed counter-terrorism policies...

Ukip Aren't Happy With Theresa May's Anti-Extremism Orders...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

"Draconian" new anti-extremism laws announced by Theresa May are so wide-ranging they could be used to ban Ukip, the party has claimed. The Home Se...

#BritishValues and #TerrorLaws - Has Theresa May Been Reading '1984'?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

When the Home Secretary said "British values will prevail in the end" against extremism, if she's talking about freedom of speech, then she's certainly missed a trick. The fact that surfaces with the revelation of these measures under the banner of "British Values" is in reality a demonization of a single community - a community just like any other.

Theresa May Is Wrong - and Christians Should Care

Jonty Langley | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

Theresa May made her latest speech as Minister for Irony today, as she invoked tolerance, freedom of speech and diversity while announcing that a future Conservative government would introduce anti-extremist laws that can only be described as, well, extreme.

Theresa May Is Wrong About Extremism

John Sargeant | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

If we are really concerned about the likes of Anjem Choudary poisoning minds to take up violence to overthrow democracy, banning him from our television screens is the wrong way... We make much of the liberty to think and voice our opinions. The line that most free speech advocates draw is an incitement to kill. For which laws currently exist, along with counter terrorism legislation. The home secretary risks making Choudary a victim for Islamists to rally for with the new proposals. Young people, with radical religious notions of changing the world, will have an officially state stamped underground movement. How nice of us to signal that for them.

Hardline Hate Preacher's 'Party Animal' Past As Student Called 'Andy'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Anjem Choudary became a household name for courting controversy as a preacher of hate, and now the 47-year-old is under arrest today as part of an inv...

Anjem Choudary Among Nine Arrested In London Anti-Terrorism Raid

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary is understood to be one of nine men arrested today as part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism. The men, wh...

It Is the Government's Prevent Programmes and Religious Quietism, Not Radicalism, Which Have Been Driving Young British Muslims into the Hands of Extremists

Michael Mumisa | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Michael Mumisa

While as a nation we should take all measures legally possible to combat violent extremism, racism, homophobia, misogyny, and anti-Semitism, we should have nothing to fear from young radical minds. A successful Prevent programme is one that ensures that such minds are nurtured and empowered to contribute positively to society, not silenced or marginalised.

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

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 and Clerical Fascism

John Sargeant | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The need to fight fascism and prevent genocide are as close to self evident truths as humanity might wish to invent. When both present themselves in the form of ISIS the question is how, rather than why, they must be destroyed.

British Female Jihadists Are 'Running Sex Slave Brothels For IS'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

British female jihadists are running 'brothels' where thousands of Iraqi women are being forced to work after being captured by Islamic State militant...

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.

Times that Try Men's Souls

Ian Linden | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Ian Linden

We are in the midst of a geopolitical crisis in Africa and the Middle East. It is acutely felt by communities of faith who suffer a new barbarism as they watch their hallowed values drowned in blood. But it is no less a crisis for international commitments to human rights.

Europe's Problem With Far-Right Violence

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

We aim to start a conversation on how Europe can engage directly with the problem of far-right extremism. It is a conversation about solutions.

Charlotte Meredith

Possibly Your Last Chance To Buy Official Britain First Merchandise

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Britain First is in trouble with the Government after the far-right, pseudo-militia group ignored demands that it remove an image of the crown from it...

'Asbos For Extremists' To Combat British Jihadists

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics

The Home Secretary is to bring in new laws to tackle British extremists, warning that the security threat to the UK will continue "for decades." In...

Social Networking Sites Facilitate a Platform for ISIS

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Ruwayda Mustafah

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of accounts on Twitter that promote and justify killings of civilians in Iraq, as well as Kurdistan. Some of the accounts tweet in Arabic, but have a English disclaimer that says, "Not IS". Other accounts are promoting IS ideological beliefs and urging others to join IS.

What Caused The Daily Telegraph To Change This Front Page Headline

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

The Daily Telegraph was forced to quickly change its main front page headline between editions last night after an unfortunate picture and story combi...

Three Years on From Breivik's Massacre, It's Time to Start Taking Survivors Seriously

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

We now, to a larger and larger extent, see far-right extremists not only taking to the streets and intimidating communities, but entering European parliaments. De-politicising the incident in Norway did not help in stalling this development. This is not an alarmist claim, but an unfortunate reality we as Europeans must face.

British Muslims Are Asking: Are We All Extremists Now?

Museji Ahmed Takolia | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Museji Ahmed Takolia

This is the time for politicians of all hues to work with and not against the local and (new) national leadership in the Muslim communities. It may be weak and poorly organised, led largely by volunteers. But who is out there to engage with the Muslim community and bring a semblance of understanding and balance as well as practical support to the challenges they face to get things right?

Picking Your Enemies

Katie Welsford | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Welsford

Since their removal from power this time last year, the Muslim Brotherhood has constantly been the focus of Egyptian headlines. But when, in early April, Downing Street ordered an inquiry into the group's 'philosophy, origins and activities', it entered the UK domestic political scene too...

The Truth About Religion and Extremism

John Sargeant | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

Religion is an idea of life, the universe and everything stating how we should live. What will happen to us after death. A God - or at least a cosmic force - has set these things in motion and may or may not keep the wheels turning by active involvement.

'The Guards Don't Run The Prison, Islam Does': Tommy Robinson Breaks Silence On Life Behind Bars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, has spoken for the first time about being locked behind bars in a prison that is appa...