UK Extremism

Women Are Part of the Solution to Extremism

Deeyah Khan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Women in the Muslim world have been resisting extremism on the ground for decades - as community members, as family members, as professionals and as activists (which they often do so at grave personal risk) - and as those with the most to lose from the rise of extremist religion. Often, the first we hear about such brave women is when they are assassinated, and it is too late to support them.

Our Moral Duty to Help Save Fellow Human Beings

Qari Asim | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Qari Asim

The tragic conflict in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis has culminated in the now sadly iconic image of Aylan Kurdi on the beach in Bodrum. It has caused much soul searching; for individuals, communities, and nations, about how best to support the millions of people desperately searching for safety.

The Curious Incident Of The Muslim Student in the University Library Who Was Reading A Book (Which Clearly Meant He Was a Terrorist)

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

And this is why we should be really concerned because the duties will mean that all Muslim students will increasingly feel as though they are being monitored and scrutinised. Feeling increasingly pressured and marginalised, the result will be that Muslim students will find it increasingly difficult to just be 'ordinary students'.

Top Universities 'Named And Shamed' By Cameron For Letting Extremists Speak

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Leading universities have been named and shamed by David Cameron for giving a platform to extremists as a new legal duty on institutions to "protect ...

Ministers Urge Students To Back Counter-Radicalisation Programme Prevent

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers are urging the National Union of Students to back the government's counter-radicalisation programme Prevent after the union voted to oppose ...

Safeguarding School Children From Extremism Without 'Policing' Their Free Thought

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Our political and media establishments have to appreciate that not all problems related with Muslims are ideological.

The Government's Prevent Strategy Won't Work if It Is Seen as Spying

Bob Morgan | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Muslim citizens should not have to account for the crimes of other people who happen to share the same religion as them. Equally they should not be seen as having a particular obligation to do something about violent extremism - but the Prevent Strategy would work better if more did.

Accusations of Jeremy Corbyn's Links to Extremists Are Rooted In Hypocrisy

John Wight | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

Thus, it is not Jeremy Corbyn who has questions to answer, it is those who supported the war in Iraq, the bombing of Libya, who provide unquestioning support to Israel, and little or nothing to say over Britain's shameful relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Thousands of Muslims Are Gathering in Hampshire This Weekend

Meliha Hayat | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

they are uniting to help target religious extremism by holding the largest international religious convention in the UK; global religious leaders, parliamentarians, civic leaders and diplomats will gather together to discuss how to combat fanaticism in Islam.

Extremism and Ideology

Farid Panjwani | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK
Farid Panjwani

Debates about the appeal of extremism in Muslim contexts are divided on the question of ideology. On one side are those who believe that ideology itse...

Maajid Nawaz, Identity Politics, and the Dangerous Search for the "Community Representative"

David Browne | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The treatment of Maajid Nawaz by the Guardian (in contrast to its recently-published interview with the leader of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Britain) reveals a worrying trend in the British Left today, namely its fascination with the search for a Community Representative and the compartmentalising of identity.

Fight Back Against ISIL by Creating a Video Like #NotAnotherBrother

Jonathan Russell | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Russell

Since the rise of ISIL and the utter bafflement of the general public, and indeed the counter-terrorism commentariat, that it is able to "do social me...

Extremists Cannot Combat Extremism

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

What do you get when you combine an extremist who claims to be a reformed moderate Muslim and a bunch of Neocons that claim to be friends of Islam? The answer is simple - dangerous confusion, wholesale deconstruction of a sacred religion and maligning of its people.

Ten Propositions About Religious Extremism

Ian Linden | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Ian Linden

In the grim light of recent events, I would like to put forward ten propositions about religious extremism. These are not for nailing to mosque, or indeed, church, doors but in pursuit of clarity and maybe constructive disagreement.

Extremism and the Battle Against Ignorance and Misinformation

Nasser D. Khalili | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Nasser D. Khalili

The collective despair and anger at the lives snatched away by terrorism, most recently witnessed in the horror of Tunisia, France and Kuwait, continue to remind us how a perverse ideology is polluting the minds of people in our communities.

The Data Behind Cameron's Radicalisation Plan: It Doesn't Add Up

Ismail Jeilani | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ismail Jeilani

David Cameron recently announced his 5 year plan to tackle radicalisation. I am concerned at the inconsistency in logic and the lack of data behind...

Civilisation vs Barbarism: Why There's Nothing New in Fighting Islamic State

Alan Grant | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Alan Grant

David Cameron should be able to look back on his record in office with a sense of pride and achievement. The Governments he has led have (partly) reve...

17 Signs You're A Young Person Ripe For Radicalisation

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Much has been made of the government's Prevent Strategy, part of which requires teachers and lecturers to monitor their students for potential extremi...

The 'Struggle of Our Generation' Needs a Suitable Strategy for Our Generation - 'Prevent' In Its Current Form Sadly Isn't

Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi

Mr Cameron's speech was never going to please everyone, but has made a good number of those he was reaching out to feel even more alienated.

David Cameron's Strategy on Extremism - The Way Forward?

Farooq Aftab | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

In short, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community supports the Government in its genuine efforts to curb extremism and we pray that their efforts are successful so that the evil of extremism and terrorism is finished and so that all people of all faiths and beliefs can live together in peace and harmony.

Tackling Radicalism Means Working Together to Build a Better Britain

Rabina Khan | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

David Cameron, when still the leader of the opposition, quoted Edmund Burke saying, "To make men love their country, their country ought to be lovable." He continued, "Integration has to be about more than immigrant communities, 'their' responsibilities and 'their' duties. It has to be about 'us' too - the quality of life that we offer, our society and our values."

The Chink in Cameron's Counter-Narrative Armour

Professor Bill Durodié | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Professor Bill Durodié

In setting out to confront those who are born and raised in the UK but "who don't really identify with Britain", as he now puts it, the Prime Minister and others, like many before, implicitly reveal the real chink in their counter-narrative armour - which is that they do not offer any narrative of their own. They are clear about what they are against, but not about what they are for.

David Cameron Pledges To Help The US 'Destroy' Isis

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.07.2015 | UK

David Cameron has pledged to help America "destroy" self-styled Islamic State (also known as Isis, Isil and Daesh) extremists in Syria, signalling UK ...

The "Preventing-Prevent" Lobby is Gaining Momentum

Dilly Hussain | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

As Britain's Muslim community became more frustrated due to the draconian nature of Prevent, and its insistence in tarnishing mainstream Muslim organisations, speakers and activists as "extreme" for espousing normative Islamic beliefs, it was inevitable that a collective movement would emerge against it.

Finding Hope Amongst the Tunisian Darkness

Charlie Evans | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

If we stand in solidarity with one another, we defeat extremism. And if in 2025 we want to stop what we saw in Sousse two weeks ago, or what we saw in London ten years ago, then now is time to take some action.