Islamism

Hitchens at 67: Our Student Leaders Have Learned Nothing From His Defence of Free Speech

David Browne | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Wednesday would have been the late Christopher Hitchens's 67th birthday. Perhaps the most prominent of the Four Horsemen of New Atheism in his lifetim...

Intersectionality and NUS LGBT+ Conference 2016: Defending No-Platform and Condemning Gay Men

David Browne | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

On Thursday, a remarkable event occurred in student politics: university students and high-profile allies protested openly against the NUS, and in fav...

A Ban on Trump Would Help Nobody - and Hinder Discussions We Need to Have

David Browne | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

If we really wanted to challenge Trump's views, we would be inviting him here, and turning up to question him and show him that we don't support him - and maybe manage to change his mind just a little in the process.

The Waugh Zone January 18, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday January 18, 2016… 1) MIND YOUR LANGUAGE The PM’s big announcement today is on Muslim integratio...

One Year Since Charlie Hebdo, There Remain Many Assassins Court Toujours

David Browne | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

While we certainly cannot ignore the influence of religious fundamentalism worldwide in suppressing freedom of expression, I would submit that the future of free speech in Britain will depend rather on the willingness of those who believe in free speech to stand against criminalising offensive speech for its own sake...

After Paris: We Must Not Give in to Terror, Nor Be Afraid to Fight It

David Browne | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
David Browne

We must seriously consider intervention - or at the very least increased support for Kurdish forces on the ground - against ISIS precisely because ISIS's grievance is not interventionist Western foreign policy, but the very values of the West themselves.

Police Bust Islamist Terror Network's Plot To 'Kidnap British Diplomats'

PA | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

Four men have been arrested in Britain as part of an international investigation into an alleged Islamist terror network.The suspects were detained by...

Would Prophet Mohammed join ISIS?

Hiba Khan | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Hiba Khan

If he was here today, I can say with certainty, Mohammed would condemn IS and their brethren. But he is not. And so I, along with millions of other Muslims, stand firmly against the Islamist narrative.

Prevent Is a Free Speech Issue, So Opponents Should Not Ally With the NUS

David Browne | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

This week, the NUS finished its current "Students Not Suspects" tour which was allegedly aimed at fighting the Government's new Prevent strategy to deal with extremism, particularly the threat of Islamist extremism. While the Prevent strategy certainly has its flaws, the NUS's diagnosis is woefully misguided...

Blair: 'Ideology That Drives Extremism Enjoys Significant Muslim Support'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Tony Blair continued his campaign against Islamic extremism on Tuesday, using a speech at the 9/11 Memorial in New York to warn that the i...

We Must Reject the Demand to Try Charlie Hebdo, and the Narrative That Spawned It

David Browne | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Last week, Charlie Hebdo magazine contained cartoons featuring Aylan Kurdi's death. The cartoons mocked the atmosphere which had preceded, and indeed ...

Maajid Nawaz, Identity Politics, and the Dangerous Search for the "Community Representative"

David Browne | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The treatment of Maajid Nawaz by the Guardian (in contrast to its recently-published interview with the leader of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Britain) reveals a worrying trend in the British Left today, namely its fascination with the search for a Community Representative and the compartmentalising of identity.

Fight Back Against ISIL by Creating a Video Like #NotAnotherBrother

Jonathan Russell | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Russell

Since the rise of ISIL and the utter bafflement of the general public, and indeed the counter-terrorism commentariat, that it is able to "do social me...

Cameron's Confused Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Alistair Burnett | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

This complexity doesn't brook simple solutions. It also requires greater honesty and self-awareness from western politicians, like David Cameron and Manuel Valls, of the impact of past and present policy on Muslims - both at home and abroad.

Nationalistic Rant Calls For US Military To Bomb ‘Their Desert'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- A TV news anchor’s flag-waving commentary on the Chattanooga shooting went viral on Monday due to some provocative lines suggesting the ...

Finding Hope Amongst the Tunisian Darkness

Charlie Evans | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

If we stand in solidarity with one another, we defeat extremism. And if in 2025 we want to stop what we saw in Sousse two weeks ago, or what we saw in London ten years ago, then now is time to take some action.

Former Tory Cabinet Minister Attacks Cameron's 'Misguided' Speech On Extremism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

A former Tory cabinet minister lambasted David Cameron on Friday, warning the prime minister risks “demoralising” British Muslims by saying some q...

Charlie Hebdo Deserves the PEN Honour and Why the Critics are Wrong

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

What the liberal-left is practicing here is a worse form of Islamophobia - the fear of offending Muslim extremists. And White writers assuming that all Muslims get offended by Hebdo's cartoons - as if there are no secular, sober and sane individuals and political movements in the so-called Muslim world - is also a form of racism.

Islamic State's Control Of Twitter Is Starting To Get A Little Frightening

PA | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

Supporters of Islamic State could control as many as 90,000 Twitter accounts worldwide, a new study suggests. The terror group exerts "an outsized ...

There Can Be No Masochism in the Face of Terror

James Snell | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK
James Snell

Reality as we know it is becoming repetitious. There has been another terrorist attack in a European capital. Once again an artist has been targeted. Once again an entire people have been attacked.

More Outrage for Drawing Blood Not Cartoons Needed

John Sargeant | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The articles of a thousand words, detailing what is wrong with Charlie Hebdo continue. A quick line or two condemn the murder of the cartoonists. Then the rest of the piece that in life they were out of order to satirise and lampoon religion and the religious.

Britain Joins US War On Cyber Terrorism

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK

WARNING, THE VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES The video seems, for the first few seconds, like one of the now ubiquitous jihadist recruit videos from ...

J'accuse: Charlie Hebdo and the Rank Stupidity of the Infantile Left

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Karthick Ram Manoharan

s far Islamist terrorism goes, maybe the Left should remember what Robespierre, the patriarch of modern day revolutionaries, said - "To punish the oppressors of humanity is benevolence; to be benevolent to them is barbarism." This, and this alone, is real Jacobinism.

Four Men Arrested Over Alleged Islamist Terror Plot 'To Kill The Queen'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

Four men have been arrested in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot to kill the Queen. Reported by The Sun, the 88-year-old was to be assas...

ISIS and Clerical Fascism

John Sargeant | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The need to fight fascism and prevent genocide are as close to self evident truths as humanity might wish to invent. When both present themselves in the form of ISIS the question is how, rather than why, they must be destroyed.