Islamic Extremism

Mothers Are At The Heart Of Fighting Online Radicalisation

Sajda Mughal OBE | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Sajda Mughal OBE

The internet has transformed the way in which extremists radicalise and recruit, enabling them to reach global audiences in ever more dynamic ways. Vulnerable people, often seeking a sense of identity, are then radicalised through online material or groomed for recruitment. The rise in Islamophobic hate crimes leaves Muslims increasingly isolated and susceptible to radicalisation.

Nuttall Blasts Military Interventions As 'Acts Of Madness' That Help Radicalise People

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK

Terrorist attacks such as the Manchester bombing could become “commonplace” unless Islamic extremism is stamped out, Paul Nuttall has warned. The ...

Isis - Their Version of Islam

Amelia Amin | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

ISIS, and its warped manipulation of a faith that so many Muslims treasure, needs to be stopped. What they are doing is brutal, bloodthirsty, and vulgar. Our global solidarity against this dangerous group is our greatest weapon, and together, be we Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic, we need to harness this might, in order to combat them effectively. Understanding them to the best of our ability, is the first step.

In the Fight Against Islamic Extremism, Moderate Muslims Are Our Best Allies

David Amess | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
David Amess

I remember almost a year ago, the enormous crowds that came together all across France, to rally against extremism. This rally showed everything that ...

Analysing the Governments New Counter-Extremism Strategy

Lewis Barton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

As long as there are threats, both domestic and abroad, there must be strategies in place to prevent and counter them. This strategy may not be perfect but it is definitely a step in the right direction. Let's hope it can be built upon and become the effective counter-extremism tool the UK needs.

The Chink in Cameron's Counter-Narrative Armour

Professor Bill Durodié | Posted 20.07.2016 | 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.

This House Blames the West for Islamic Extremism

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

When we see terrible acts of violence on the news attached to 'Islamist' groups, we have to consider how it is that normal people can get sucked into groups whose raison d'être is violence. Therefore it is relevant to look at the growth of Islamic extremist groups when we talk about Islamic extremism, rather than looking at the origins of particular ideologies.

Louise Ridley

Desmond Tutu And The Son Of A Terrorist Have More In Common Than You Might Think | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK

Legendary retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Zak Ebrahim, the son of a World Trade Centre bomb plotter, have revealed how their very different experi...

Amir Khan Says He's 'More British Than Ukip'

PA | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics

Boxing champion Amir Khan has said that he is "more British than Ukip". The 28-year-old welterweight, who hails from a Muslim family of Pakistani o...

Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson Can't Stop Kids Joining Isis, But These Characters Might

Tanya Silverman | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Tanya Silverman

With so much attention on the young girls flocking to join ISIS from the UK and elsewhere, surely a message like Jiya's that empowers girls and stands up to extremism should be spread.

To Combat Islamic Extremism, Iran Ayatollahs Should Be Kept in Check

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

Tehran must be made to feel the heat that comes from its policy; this can happen only by the West making the cost too exorbitant - and not through concessions.

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

After Russia's Annexation of Crimea, a Nation Under Siege

Dr Rory Finnin | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Rory Finnin

They are not only subjecting a people traumatized by Stalinist violence to new threats and backdoor deportations. They are showing an implicit disdain for, and testing the limits of, a tradition of Muslim non-violence and political moderation that the world needs to support and understand today.

Saudi Arabia Funding the Islamic State? Unlikely

Alastair Sloan | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

It's trendy to blame the Islamic State on Saudi Arabia - either the shifty House of Saud turning a blind eye to crazed Sunni extremists wiring money up to Mosul, or directly backing the group as part of their nefarious plan for world domination. Neither theory makes much sense.

The Left Needs to Take Control of the Fight Against Islamofascism

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

Fear and dogma on the political left has rendered opposition to Islamic extremism the property of the far right in the Western world - It's time to take it back.

Michael Gove's Quest for British Values in Education

Adrian Hilton | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Hilton

Perhaps it is time for Ofsted to start assessing schools once again on the extent to which their daily assemblies are 'broadly Christian', and also on the amount of RE which is dedicated to teaching our national Christian history, culture, traditions and values...

New Attempt To Tackle Dangerous Extremist Taking Over British Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Theresa May has become the latest person to attack the threat to British schools from extremist Michael Gove. Gove's so-called 'Trojan horse' tacti...

Lee Rigby Killers To Be Sentenced

PA | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

The two Muslim fanatics who murdered soldier Lee Rigby will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22,...

'Have A Drink In The Heroes Bar, We'll Raise A Glass To The Sky'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

Drummer Lee Rigby's family should have been planning his birthday celebrations this week, but instead, they are planning his funeral, weeks after he w...

Woolwich Proves That Savagery and Bestiality Is No Respector of Borders

John Wight | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
John Wight

The point is that Islamic extremism is something our leaders have used when its suits them, doing so in order to pursue certain geopolitical objectives. The beast who mutilated the body of the dead soldier in Syria last week is no different from the beasts who butchered a British soldier in Woolwich.

Islamic Extremists Plead Guilty To EDL March Bomb Plot

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

Six Islamic extremists have admitted planning to bomb an EDL rally - and they only failed because it finished early. Jewel Uddin, Omar Mohammed Kha...

The Boston Massacre: Simply Evil

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Once the killer(s) have been identified we're likely to hear about this or that motive or grievance. Suddenly explanations will abound. Sometimes, though, perhaps it's simply pure evil that we're talking about it. I'm pretty certain that's what we witnessed in Boston.

Understanding the Role of Social Media is Key to Challenging Extremists

Rupert Sutton | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rupert Sutton

The ease of communication and information-sharing that makes websites such as Facebook and Twitter so useful for keeping in touch with friends and promoting social events makes the dissemination of extreme material much easier than in the past.

US Style Primary Elections can rid the UK of George Galloway and the Politics of Division

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

British voters have elected George Galloway of the Respect Party to Parliament in an admittedly spectacular electoral coup.

Is FOSIS Training the Violent Extremists of Tomorrow?

Hasan Afzal | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Hasan Afzal

All too often we see the end product of the conveyor belt. We see the Abdulmutallabs and extremists of this world when it's too late. Ever seen what goes on in the middle? Have you ever wanted to know how well intentioned young Muslims turn into their community's worst nightmare? I can give you a sneak peak.