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The Waugh Zone July 2, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 2, 2015... 1) ILLOGICAL, CAPTAIN The big news today is Michael Fallon’s omin...

Britain Could Bomb Syria After Tunisia Attack, Warns Defence Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

Britain could launch airstrikes against Isil in Syria the Defence Secretary warned today as he hit out against the “illogicality” of just targetin...

US Dithering Will Turn Iraq Into a Failed State

Struan Stevenson | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

Following the major offensive of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq last year, the country's key cities fell like dominos, increasing the Jihadist's con...

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.

The Waugh Zone June 18 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday June 18, 2015... LUXEMBOURG COMPROMISE? It’s D-Day again for Greece as yet another ...

Four Years On. And The Iraq Inquiry Is STILL Far From Ready

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has warned the Chilcot Inquiry that he and the families of those killed in Iraq are 'fast losing patience' at its failure to publish its...

Religion: From Bridges to Checkpoints?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Over the past couple of weeks, a small number of events made me realise that religion - some call it religiosity too - is playing once more an active ...

Teenager 'Becomes Britain's Youngest Ever Suicide Bomber'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK

The family of a 17-year-old, who has reportedly become the youngest ever British suicide bomber while fighting for Islamic State (IS), have said they ...

This Former Al-Qaeda Trainee Is On A Mission To Take The 'Glamour' Out Of Jihad

AP | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

He learned warfare in an al-Qaeda training camp, then spent over two years in a small cage at Guantanamo, and more time in a French prison. With s...

After a Year of Brutal Conflict, Iraq Is on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster

David Bull | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK
David Bull

The UN is predicting that by the end of this year almost 10million people in Iraq will be in urgent need of help... Already, 1.3million children have been torn from their homes and more than three million do not have access to quality education. Children face danger on a daily basis and have witnessed unspeakable cruelties. Girls have fallen victim to enslavement and sexual violence. Children have been used as suicide bombers and as human shields. Most are living without physical protection, psychosocial support, and basic services.

ISIL Making Millions From Looted Antiquities

Katy Gregory | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Katy Gregory

In recent months, propaganda films showing extremists using sledgehammers and automatic gunfire to destroy remains of ancient civilisations have commanded swathes of media attention.

The Time Charles Kennedy Stood Up Against The Iraq War In Iconic 2003 Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

Charles Kennedy, a man who has been remembered as being one of the most principled members of British politics, made an iconic speech at an anti-Iraq ...

David Miliband Reminds Everyone He Knows 'How To Win Elections'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics

With words likely to exacerbate family strains as well as fuel speculation, David Miliband quipped on Wednesday that he was part of a Labour team that...

Don't Cry For Me, Palmyra

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Lukas Mikelionis

In all seriousness, don't cry for me, Palmyra. If it had been my decision, you would be free of jihadists. Cry for those who supported the policies that enabled your current conquers to become as powerful as they are now.

Ex-Army Chief Says We Must 'Think The Unthinkable' In Fight With IS

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK

A former head of the army has said we must "think the previously unthinkable" and consider sending soldiers to fight Islamic State (IS) on the ground ...

Palmyra: A Lament

Robin Lustig | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

We mourn what we can identify with, more than with what we can't. Part of me knows that the ruins are merely stone, and that they have already been partially destroyed or mutilated many times in their 2,000-year history. And yet if they are bulldozed to the ground in the coming days, I shall shed a tear for their loss.

An Open Letter to Tim Farron

Hisham Nehar | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Hisham Nehar

With you as the front runner and likely successor to Clegg as Liberal Democrat Leader, I feel I ought to express some thoughts and make some points to consider moving forward after the party's decimation at the election.

Hundreds Flee In Chaotic Scenes As Islamic State 'Purges' Iraqi City

AP | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK

Islamic State has seized control of the city of Ramadi in Western Iraq, sending the country's forces racing out of the city in a chaotic retreat after...

ISIS and Identity

Heidy Rehman | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Heidy Rehman

Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.

From Battle of Hastings to War on Terror: Why GCSE History needs a wider lens

Andrew Hall | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Hall

To keep up with the world as it stands in 2015, students must have a broader historical education than they have ever had before, with a much greater focus on understanding the world around them right now.

No Mention of Yemen From Those Hoping to Win Your Vote

Mark Flanagan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Mark Flanagan

Don't worry. In three weeks it will be all over and we will just have a few more days of the media speculating on the make up of the coalition. You can certainly respond to the knock on your door knowing it won't be a politician.

Horrifying Report Details Systematic Rape And Abuse Carried Out By Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Systematic rape, sexual and physical abuse, slavery and forced marriage are being carried out against Yazidi girls and women - some as young as 12 - b...

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.

Hundreds Of Foreign Students Banned From UK Study Over Fears They Might Learn How To Make WMDs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than 700 foreign students have been banned from studying in the UK over fears they may use the knowledge they learn to build weapons of mass dest...

The Revolution Betrayed

James Snell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
James Snell

After the rejection by the British Parliament of intervention against Assad, he has been given free rein to destroy Syria and its people, creating devastation, chaos and a power vacuum. Into that gap stepped Islamic State, Iran and the Shia militias which have committed brutal and widespread crimes of their own.