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Highlighting the Religious Hypocrisy of ISIS

David Winston | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
David Winston

Despite constant coverage of ISIS, known by their Arabic name as Daesh, Western media has overlooked the fact that a large proportion of their victims are ordinary Sunni Muslims - the very people they claims to represent. By doing this they are unwittingly aiding the narrative that Daesh is representing all Muslims against the West.

Having Faith in Religious Harmony

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK
Baroness Emma Nicholson

The terrible war being waged by the barbaric thugs of Daesh (ISIS) across the Middle East, and now North Africa too, continues almost unabated. Local populations are being terrorised and minorities, in particular, are facing unprecedented levels of persecution.

Investigation Into British Iraq Veterans War Crime Allegations Slammed As 'Despicable'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK

An investigation into Iraq War veterans who are the focus of allegations of war crimes has been dubbed “despicable” by an MP and a former forces c...

Why Islamic State's Video Featuring A Child Shows New Level Of Desperation

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

The child who appears in the so-called Islamic State's latest propaganda video shows the group is becoming increasingly desperate, experts have said. ...

British Iraq War Veterans Could Face Prosecution For War Crimes

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

Some Iraq War veterans may face prosecutions for war crimes after a probe into allegations of torture and unlawful killing, the Press Association repo...

Getting Serious About Syria, Iraq and Daesh

Gary Kent | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

It's often argued that Daesh responds to Western actions but jihadists also exploit Western inaction such as initially abandoning Bosnian Muslims. T

A Home Away From Home - Promoting Health and Happiness in Displaced Populations

Larissa Schneider | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Larissa Schneider

There are more than three million people displaced from their homes in Iraq, in addition to several hundred thousand refugees from the war in neighbouring Syria. For elderly Iraqis suffering from diabetes, who are forced to leave their home to travel to a distant camp, it can be difficult to manage their disease with insulin or other medications.

The Waugh Zone: 100 Days Of Corbyn Special

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics

100 Days of Corbyn as Labour Leader CORBYN SPEAKS In case you missed it, Jeremy Corbyn has given a wide-ranging interview to HuffP...

The World Must Not Fail Syria's Women. Now Is the Time to Act

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

The dangers facing women are so palpable and real that UN Women has issued urgent requests for humanitarian agencies in the KRI to provide psycho-social support for traumatised women, as well as livelihood programmes for non-camp based women refugees in order to increase their incomes and reduce their vulnerabilities.

I Support Air Strikes and I Don't Know Why

Georgina Edwards | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

Our country's history plainly shows that the long term consequences of doing nothing in the face of fascism are far more significant than the short term comforts of retreating into isolation. So while air strikes may seem like an overly expensive, dangerous and risky gesture of solidarity for France and the other innocents who have died at the hands of ISIS, as I've attempted to show, there is no real alternative...

Cilmate Change and Terrorism: Which Is the True Existential Threat?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 05.12.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

We humans also seem to find it far easier to empathise with the relatively small numbers of victims of sudden random violence than we do the large numbers whose lives are threatened by an creeping menace like climate change.

Defence Minister Calls Latest UK Air Strike Against IS 'Impressive Achievement'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.12.2015 | UK

RAF jets have carried out their second air strike in Syria, targeting another Islamic State-controlled oil field, in a mission defence minister Michae...

To Bomb or Not to Bomb? That Was Not the Question

Tom Johnson | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Johnson

Parliament voted to extend the reach of our airstrikes. The real work will is now to focus on a political solution, for all the actors involved to develop practical answers to the fundamental problems that face Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.

RAF Fighter Jets 'Silence' Islamic State Snipers In 'Direct Hit'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK

Islamic State militants were "silenced" by RAF fighter jets on Thursday night during airstrikes in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The...

Watch Hilary And Tony Benn's Remarkable Speeches Side-By-Side With Britain On Brink Of War

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics

Hilary Benn’s plea to Labour colleagues to defeat ISIS “fascists” and back airstrikes in Syria has been lauded since the moment he sat down to a...

Syria Vote Represents Another Step on the Road to Oblivion

Mark Flanagan | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Today bombs will fall on Syria... but of course you knew that already. And you also probably knew that this week our elected representatives voted for...

If Tony Benn Were Here Today, He Might Use This Iraq Speech To Defend Not Bombing Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK

Footage of Labour's late Tony Benn delivering an impassioned attack on bombing campaigns in Iraq is being widely shared on social media, as MPs debate...

Corbyn Warns Of Syria 'Consequences' For UK Security

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has signalled that the UK will become more of a target for terrorist attacks if it joins military action in Syria. In a clear split w...

Key to Defeating ISIS is this Religious Event

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Revolutions, being upheavals of the most radical form, require changes to take place at the root of a society's value system. Given that Iraq was de...

RAF Can Kill Toughest ISIL Targets In Syria, Says Defence Secretary Making Case For War

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has set out the case for airstrikes in Syria, arguing it is an extension of MPs approving bombing in Iraq a year ago ...

The Waugh Zone December 1, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday December 1, 2015… 1) START THE WAR COALITION Of course, it’s not ‘war’ in th...

Hilary Benn Beats 'Gag' Attempt By Corbyn Allies

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

Plans to ‘gag’ Hilary Benn from speaking alongside Jeremy Corbyn at a crunch Commons meeting on Syria have been stymied by Labour MPs. Allies o...

The Dangers of Repetition: Iraq to Syria

Tony Mckenna | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

Reacting like a true demagogue, beating the drums of war, French 'socialist' president François Hollande has vowed to intensify the bombardment of an already pulverized Syria. Truly, those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. That was something Mr Herzog taught us too.

Blair: 'Many Labour MPs' Want RAF To Bomb ISIL

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has backed David Cameron’s call for Britain to take military action in Syria, declaring that “many Labour MPs” agree with him. The...

Bombs May Kill Extremists, but They Will Not Kill Extremism

Umar Nasser | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Umar Nasser

Nothing can ever justify an extremist taking an innocent life, particularly one who does so in the name of Islam. However, without a commitment to change deeply ingrained behaviours in our international approach, extremism is here to stay.