UK Isis

#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.

'Cameron - What Are You Doing?!' Jon Stewart Is Amazed By The UK Debate On Iraq Air Strikes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Comedy

The House of Commons recently voted to support air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq - much to Jon Stewart's amazement. Not that he was surprised th...

Hostage's Wife Pleads With ISIS

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

The wife of a British hostage has issued a renewed plea for Islamic State to release her husband. Alan Henning, a former taxi driver from Salford, was...

How Did IS Come Into Existence, and Why Is It Able to Recruit Europeans in the 1000s?

Kevin Godlington | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

Problems start back home, in poverty, with bad parents and poor role models, the children given no mentors or guidance as they're ignored by society at large. The only available guidance they receive - the dirty words from religious clerics and violent lyrics from music. It's all about becoming indoctrinated with vile bile.

Now Two Teens May Be Heading To Syria

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Two teenage girls have gone missing and may be trying to get to Syria to join extremists in the war torn state. A 15-year-old from Bristol and a 17...

Hostage John Cantlie Appears In New Isis Video Entitled 'Lend Me Your Ears'

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists. In a slick, three-mi...

'ISIS And Hamas Are Branches Of The Same Poisonous Tree'

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared his country's recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the US-led strikes against militants in Iraq and S...

UK Air Strikes in Iraq Means 'Terror Threat' is Now Real

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Western states, namely the US and the UK, have known for years that military aggression in the Middle East fuels anti-Western extremism, and that's exactly what they persist in doing. Until they address this, there will never be an end to this bloody ideological clash between 'Western imperialism' and 'Islamism'.

The Path to Perpetual War

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

The UK Parliament vote to bomb Iraq was depressing. Crude political words about 'homeland security', threats to our shores, threats to our people, have whipped many into a panic. The persuasion to bomb was clumsy. There are alternatives.

Labour Frontbencher Quits Over Iraq Vote

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

A Muslim member of Ed Miliband's frontbench team has resigned as a shadow minister because she was unwilling to vote for British involvement in air st...

MPs Just Voted To Go Back Into Iraq

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will now send the Royal Air Force to reinforce the US-led bombing campaign in Iraq, as MPs voted overwhelmingly to back air strikes on Islamic...

Iraq: War Without End?

Robin Lustig | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Six weeks ago, I wrote: "We should be in no doubt: we, the West, are back in Iraq." And so it has come to pass. It is difficult to see how it could have been otherwise, once the murderers of Islamic State (or Isis or Isil, take your pick) started killing American and British journalists and aid workers on video. ... We have entered a bizarre Alice in Wonderland world in which Washington, Tehran, Damascus, Riyadh and Doha all seem to be lining up on the same side. The Saudis, Qataris and Emiratis even seem to have deployed some of their own aircraft, which I suppose at least proves that they do know what they're for.

Watch Galloway Give The Most Controversial Speech Of The Iraq Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Galloway gave one of the most controversial speeches in today's parliamentary debate considering the whether the UK should take action against ...

Brit ISIS Fighter: 'I Miss Home But I Will Not Return to the UK'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Meet 20-year-old Hamza al-Britani who left Birmingham for Syria in June last year. The British Pakistani told me via Skype how he caught a plane to Turkey and simply "jogged" over the border to "the land of jihad." A family friend of Hamza had arranged this interview so he could clear up misconceptions about jihad and ISIS...

We Can't Do Nothing In Iraq Now, Just Because Of Past Mistakes, Says PM

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

The spectre of the 2003 Iraq War hung over the House of Commons as David Cameron sought to draw a dramatic distinction between the UK's imminent milit...

Terror Arrests On The M6

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Counter-terror police have made more arrests during a motorway swoop as part of an investigation into alleged support of banned extremist group al-Muh...

ISIS Must Be Stopped But Not By the West - Arm the Kurds

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

To save lives and protect human rights, the genocidal fundamentalists of ISIS must be stopped. But not by the West and not for the reasons often advanced by David Cameron and Barack Obama... The truth is that if the US and UK are serious about fighting ISIS they should start by aiding the people on the ground who know the region best, have local roots and who are already leading the fight against the jihadist menace - the peshmerga army of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq and guerrillas from the Kurdistan Workers Party and allied movements in Syria.

'Islamic State Need To Be Eradicated,' Says Daughter Of Beheaded Aid Worker David Haines

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Islamic State (IS) needs to be eradicated and cannot be allowed to continue as it has been, says the daughter of David Haines, the British aid worker ...

'British' ISIS Executioner 'Jihadi John' Identified By FBI

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

The British extremist responsible for the on-screen beheading of hostages has reportedly been identified, as MPs prepare to vote on whether the UK sho...

Jessica Elgot

The 'Boring' Syrian City Turned Caliphate Capital Now The Target Of US Bombs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Raqqa is a town said to have been founded by Alexander the Great, although in reality it was probably his less glamorous deputy. But now, the city...

US Airstrikes in Raqqa - Democracy Has Arrived in Syria

Dilly Hussain | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Just after dawn prayers, my Twitter newsfeed was filled with breaking headlines confirming that the US along with its Arab allies had begun airstrikes against ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Both the Assad regime and the Obama administration have denied any collusion regarding this military offensive but if you scratch beneath the surface, it becomes relatively clear that there was a lot more collaboration behind closed doors than most would think.

Britain Must Not To Be 'Frozen With Fear' In Confronting ISIS

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

British warplanes are poised to join international air strikes on the Islamic State terror group in Iraq after David Cameron told the United Nations t...

Cameron Recalls Parliament To Debate British Involvement In Iraq

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has dramatically recalled Parliament to seek MPs' approval for British involvement in air strikes on the Islamic State terror group in I...

Attacking the Islamic State in Syria Is Justified and Right

James Snell | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The Islamic State is a hideous organisation. That is well known to all but the most blinkered and casual of observers. The Syrian and Iraqi peoples have suffered under the heel of its potentates and acolytes for months, even years.

Obama Praises Campaign Started By Young British Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

President Barack Obama today singled out a group of young British Muslims who launched a powerful campaign rejecting the actions of Islamic State mili...