It's Time to Cut the Rot of Radicalisation

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Reza Afshar

One thing is clear: radicalisation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The bullies who seek to twist and darken the souls of confused young men (and they are largely young, and men) prey on this, pouring poison into their ears.

We Must War With Isis In Syria

John Sargeant | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

Solidarity for all victims requires nothing less, if our common humanity has any meaning. Otherwise ISIS have already won the culture war. We might want to imagine peace, but that is not the reality being offered by Jihadists.

Seven Points for Ending Terrorism

William Barylo | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
William Barylo

The government has been doing wrong for more than 20 years with its confrontational policies; here are a modest collection of ideas inspired by field interviews and sociological observations:

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...

Punk Rocker And 'Lonely' Blogger Among UK's 'Worst' Jihadis

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Four of the worst offenders - including a punk rocker and a supermarket worker - among British jihadis have been slapped with international sanctions ...

Thousands of Muslims Are Gathering in Hampshire This Weekend

Meliha Hayat | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

they are uniting to help target religious extremism by holding the largest international religious convention in the UK; global religious leaders, parliamentarians, civic leaders and diplomats will gather together to discuss how to combat fanaticism in Islam.

Here's The Real Story Behind That ISIS 'Nun With A Gun' Photo

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

An image which appears to show a British-born jihadi dressed as a nun holding a gun in one hand and a dog in another is being used by national newspap...

Jihadist Youth: Look to UK Parents

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

The job the PM has is to convince the Muslim community, especially parents, that integration into UK society is the best way to protect their children. Does the UK now need a US style pledge? It couldn't hurt.

Jihad Masculinity

Deeyah Khan | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Deeyah Khan

As someone who grew up between two cultures, I have been fascinated with the question of why men and women with similar backgrounds to mine were drawn towards radical messages of hate and violence. Was it a response to Western foreign policy, to the position of Muslims in the world? Did it come from an inevitable clash of diametrically opposed cultures?

Daily Mail Commenters Can't Wait To Have Their Say On This Dewsbury Story

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

A Daily Mail article about a Yorkshire town has sparked debate about all that is wrong with Britain - and the commenters can't wait to have their say....

'Jihad': My Journey Into the Roots of Islamic Radicalism in Britain

Deeyah Khan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Deeyah Khan

I have watched the spread of violent extremism and jihadism across Europe and the UK with dismay, particularly given my history of experiencing threats, abuse and harassment by Muslim fanatics. This personal concern, mixed with my curiosity as a film-maker, inspired me to look beneath the surface of these movements: to talk to the people involved - to try to find out how and why they became radicalised.

Countering the ISIS Terror From an Islamic Theological Perspective

Dr Zahid Iqbal | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Dr Zahid Iqbal

Last weekend, 50 young British Muslims converged to the leafy surroundings of Kidderminster to be trained for counter-extremism work. Their purpose was to learn how to weed out emergent religious extremism from its ideological and theological roots, and therefore to prevent young people from being brainwashed into leaving their homes to join barbaric terrorist groups abroad.

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...

ISIS Fanatics Are Whining ... About The Lack of Starbucks Coffee in Mosul

Colin Cortbus | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

An Iraq/Syria-based adherent of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State In Iraq and Al-Sham" terrorist group has been caught out online complaining about 'missing Starbucks' coffee. While seemingly trivial, the complaint actually offers a remarkable and rare insight into the entitled, privileged, westernised and deeply selfish mindset of ISIS's followers.

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.

Australian Male Model Turned Jihadist 'Killed Fighting For ISIS'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK

An Australian male model turned jihadist has reportedly been killed while fighting for Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL). Sharky Jama...

Teachers Are Worried Their Students Will Use Easter Break To Go On Jihad To Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers are worried their students will use the Easter holiday to go to Syria on jihad, but won't inform police for fear of criminalising their s...

Jihadi Brother Banned From Travel To 'Protect Him From Himself'

PA | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

A 16-year-old boy whose two elder brothers have been killed waging jihad in war-torn Syria has been barred by a High Court judge from travelling abroa...

Australian ISIS Fighter 'Kills Himself In Suicide Bomb Attack'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

Australian-born Jake Bilardi, who became known as "Jihadi Jake", has died in a suicide bomb attack, reports say. Islamic State propaganda suggested...

7 Times Advocacy Group Tried To Blame Britain For Jihadi John

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

The advocacy group CAGE has drawn staunch criticism for attempting to pin the blame for the radicalisation of 'Jihadi John' Mohammed Emwazi on the Bri...

Desperate Hunt For Three Girls From Top London School 'Headed To Syria To Join ISIS'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

Police have issued an urgent plea to stop three missing girls from an "outstanding" London academy reaching Syria in a suspected bid to join the Islam...

Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?

Wassim Cornet | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK
Wassim Cornet

The absence of intervention following alleged crimes against humanity was seen as a complete disregard for civilian lives, leading thousands to join extremist groups which have now morphed into ISIS.

IS Show No Mercy To 'Gay' Man Who Survived When Thrown Off A Building

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic content Barbaric images have emerged from Syria showing a blindfolded man being thrown from a tower block and...

What If I Were You

Josh Fields | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Josh Fields

Two young Muslims, completely different backgrounds, the same objectives and similar rationale. They do not appear to be a new axis of evil, but a very natural by-product of our military behavior.

Charlie Hebdo and the Clash of the Caliphates

Peter Thompson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Peter Thompson

nly when a social transformation has taken place and when people can truly liberate themselves from subjugation can the new black and white dichotomy between western corporate democracy and Jihadi-fascism be overcome.