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Paul Vale

Western Jihadists Are Being Used As 'Cannon Fodder' For ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Western Jihadists are being employed as "cannon fodder" for the Islamic State (ISIS), according to an expert on the movement. Speaking wit...

Foreign Fighters, the Home Security Threat & ISIS

Anne Speckhard | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK
Anne Speckhard

We need to stem the tide of those who are going to become foreign fighters--taking a long hard look at what their motivations are and what we can do about them and also stopping the instigators inside our countries--particularly in Europe to be stopped.

Every Friday, ISIS Carry Out 'Executions, Amputations And Mock Crucifixions'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in parts of Syria are carrying out regular amputations, lashings, public executions and mock crucifixions, according to...

After the Islamic State Deluge, Who Will Save Iraqis?

Neil Durkin | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Following the horrific killing of the US photo-journalist James Foley, international anti-Islamic State rhetoric has gone up a notch. World leaders are all inveighing against the group. But in truth it's still not really clear what's being done to help the Yezidis, the Christians, the Shi'a Turkmen, the Shabaks, and indeed anyone in Iraq (including Sunni Muslims) threatened by the Islamic State and other armed jihadi groups.

Kurdistan's Deputy PM Just Gave Best Excuse Yet For Not Doing Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

Your Facebook feed may be packed with videos, and celebrities are embracing the craze zealously, but a senior Kurdistan politician just gave the best ...

Obama Is Just Too Nice to Be a Good President

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Is it the loss of a Democrat majority in the House? The Republicans stubbornness and inability to compromise? The continuous barriers against Obama's attempts to pass certain Acts? Or is it because the House is filing a law suit against him? (Yes really). Clearly all of these things coupled together worsen the situation, but Obama's main problem is that he's just too nice to be President.

Clegg Attacks BoJo's James Foley Comments

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has been criticised by Nick Clegg for calling for "draconian" new laws to stop British people joining the Islamist terrorists of Islamic...

IS Is Pure Evil; So Is Assad: We Must Be Prepared to Fight Them Both

James Snell | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The Assad regime supports IS, and is also responsible for the murder of thousands of civilians. Is it churlish to point out that it has also avoided punishment for chemical weapons attacks and other savageries and actions of calculated callousness?

Why We Shouldn't Ban the Video of James Foley's Murder

Louise Bond | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Louise Bond

watch, download or share a video, people will not watch it, download it, or share it. Surely, we have enough experience of the internet by now to know that this is simply not the case?

Misogynistic Fanatics Prey on Women and Children in Kurdistan Region and Iraq

Laween Atroshi | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Laween Atroshi

The Kurdish proverb 'we have no friends but the mountains' has proven that the Kurds do have friends, not only the diaspora but everyone who is against IS/ISIS.

Confronting Collusion

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

Our involvement in war and arms must be confronted; we cannot continue to collude with criminals and must own up to the roles that we play. Too many have suffered and too many are suffering.

Self-interest, Sycophancy and Strategic Failure - How Britain Lost The War On Muslim Radicalisation

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Mohammed Ansar

What we see today - the radicalisation of young British Muslims, the alienation and marginalisation from mainstream society and joining ISIL / Islamic State - has not happened overnight. It has been a slow and painful slide into the abyss.

James Foley's Murder Probably Didn't Happen The Way The Jihadis Want You To Think

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics

The British jihadi being blamed for beheading US journalist James Foley may not have been responsible as the video depicting it could have been edited...

UN Warns Of 'Massacre' As IS Cut Off 26,000 From Food And Water

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK

A massacre is imminent in norther Iraq unless immediate steps are taken, with the 26,000-strong town of Amerli cut off from electricity, food supplies...

A Military Veteran Decided To Write ISIS A 'Subtle' Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

A military veteran has penned a scathing letter to the Islamic State militants in the Middle East, denouncing their brutal reign of terror in the wake...

Jessica Elgot

Why Islamic State Recruits Aren't Actually Very Religious

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

If you were to assemble a clichéd prototype of a British fighter for the Islamic State, what would they look like? They'd be young, looking for a way...

Are Intelligence Services Already Close To Identifying Jihadi John?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Intelligence services could soon know the identity of the killer of US journalist James Foley, with suggesting the south London-accented jihadi may be...

Jihad, Utopia and 'Muddled' Foreign Policy

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

The brutal Assad regime, under father Hafez and son Bashar, has perpetrated some appalling atrocities and we can't be proud of cooperating with it, but it is the only force in the region capable of defeating ISIL.

Is This Really The Only Option Left To Defeat Islamic State...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Britain should not be "squeamish" about an alliance with Syrian President Bashar Assad to defeat the radical jihadists of Islamic State (IS), former k...

James Foley's Killers Sent This Terrifying Email To His Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

GlobalPost, the news website which employed US journalist James Foley wrote, has released a chilling letter from his killers, sent to his parents the ...

Iraq: Left Foot Forward's James Bloodworth Goes to War Again

Ian Sinclair | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

We are, it would seem, being misled about Iraq once again. On 12 August 2014 the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said the UK was only providing hu...

UN Workers on the Frontline Against Extremism in Iraq

Ian Richards | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK
Ian Richards

"Father, how far are they from Baghdad?" asks Husam's 14 year-old son as he sees the military helicopters fly overhead, bringing the injured back from battle. It's a question that makes him very uncomfortable. The "they" is the ISIS, otherwise known as Daash or Islamic State, and reputed to have already infiltrated the Iraqi capital with sleeper cells. Husam could leave. Like other UN staff he's been offered evacuation. And having seen fellow workers lose members of their families and having had to three times repair his house for explosion damage, you wouldn't blame him.

10 Things We Know About James Foley's Left-Handed 'British' Killer

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

As horror turned to anger at the callous murder of US journalist James Foley, intelligence services are compiling information on his killer, who is be...

Met Police Give You Another Reason Not To Watch Islamic State Beheading Video

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

The Metropolitan Police have issued an extraordinary warning today that anyone viewing or sharing a graphic video of the beheading of a US journalist ...

Social Networking Sites Facilitate a Platform for ISIS

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.08.2014 | 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.