James Foley

Why Film Of James Foley's Life Is Surprisingly, Extraordinarily Uplifting

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Most news-watchers have an enduringly sad image of James Foley, or rather how he met his end. The video of his beheading by Jihadi John in August 2014...

'I Wanted The Coward To Suffer' Says Jihadi John Victim's Nephew

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

The nephew of one of Jihadi John's victims has said he "wanted the coward behind the mask to suffer" after the US military said the Islamic State figh...

First 'Jihadi John Murder Victim' Gave Up Escape Attempt For British Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

A US journalist who was murdered by Islamic State (IS) "showed his true humanity" when he abandoned an escape attempt because a fellow hostage could n...

How Did Jihadi John Slip Away To Syria If He Was Known To MI5?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK

Family members have called for justice after the outing of murderous extremist Jihadi John as Mohammed Emwazi, as medics who knew him in Syria describ...

10 Biggest American News Stories Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Revelations by a Senate Intelligence Committee in December detailing the extent of the CIA’s torture programme instituted in the months after 9/11 r...

Body Of Beheaded American Hostage For Sale For $1 million

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

Having murdered American journalist James Foley by removing his head, the Islamic State is now trying to profit from his death by selling his body for...

This Is What Life Is Like After Being An Islamic State Hostage

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A former Islamic State hostage who shared a cell with four executed Westerners has revealed his struggle to overcome "brutal memories" in an emotional...

Alan Henning Tragedy Takes Troubling New Turn After Moazzam Begg Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

The debate over whether to negotiate with Islamic State over their hostages has intensified, after former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg said he off...

'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...

Gangster Theatre: The Islamic State Execution Videos

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Islamic State's blood-thirstiness has been much commented on, as has its use of modern technology. Posting videos of a man issuing threats before killing a hostage ... this is the "new normal" for Islamic State comms, but somehow it's exercised a strange power over many western commentators and politicians.

British Hostage Fronts Extraordinary Islamic State Propaganda Video

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

An extraordinary new propaganda video has been published showing a British journalist held hostage by Islamic State in Syria appearing to defend the t...

The Case for Ignoring Isis' Killings

Joe Dyke | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Dyke

Put simply, it may be better to downplay these murders than to allow them to dominate the narrative. This is far from a simple task - especially as the nature of social media has (rightly) weakened the ability of news organisations to control the debate. But any serious assessment of policy must recognise that this violence is a tool and Western policymakers are being manipulated into making rash judgements.

ISIS' Use of Social Media Is Not Surprising; Its Sophisticated Digital Strategy Is

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

The recent migration of many jihadist organizations to social media reflects a desire to expand their targeted audience one step further. Password-protected forums - up until recently the main virtual gathering place for al-Qaeda supporters - made content particularly difficult to access for wannabe jihadists, while also representing a common target for the security services' disruption efforts.

British Islamic State Hostage 'Executed'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

David Haines, the British hostage being held by Islamic State (IS), has been beheaded in a new video released by the terrorist group, it has been repo...

Mystery Over Timing Of Steven Sotloff Killing As Video Release Catches IS On The Hop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Questions have been raised over the editing and timing of the videoed beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff, with speculation mounting that the ki...

Cameron To Chair Emergency Meeting Over British IS Hostage

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

David Cameron is convening the government's Cobra emergency committee after Islamic State (IS) beheaded a second US journalist - and warned a British ...

Cameron Condemns Steven Sotloff 'Beheading' As 'Barbaric'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

David Cameron has condemned as "despicable and barbaric" the apparent slaughter of a second US journalist by Islamic State (IS) extremists - as it eme...

ISIS Release Video Purporting To Show Beheading Of US Reporter Steven Sotloff

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

An internet video has been released purporting to show the beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State (IS) group. The film, which ha...

Miliband Urges 'Mandatory De-Radicalisation Programme'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has proposed radical action to stop young Britons being drawn to extremist ideology, in a stark warning that tougher measures are needed t...

'Please Release My Child': Mother's Heartwrenching Plea To Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

The mother of a TIME journalist whose life was been threatened by his Islamic State captives has made a heartwrenching plea for her son's return. S...

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...

Facebook 'Must Rethink Stance On Beheading Videos'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech

A safety adviser for Facebook has called on the social network to rethink how it deals with images of gruesome executions and injuries. The news co...

Say No to Atrocity Porn

Melanie Jones | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK
Melanie Jones

The British broadcast media thinks nothing of showing graphic photos of death - with a little rider that some people mind find them disturbing or upsetting of course. Damn right I do! So here's an idea. Don't show them.

Disturbing Pictures Emerge Of 'James Foley Execution Re-Enacted By Child'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

Disturbing images have emerged of a young child appearing to emulate “Jihad John,” the British Islamic State militant who allegedly beheaded Ameri...

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...