Jihâd

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 19.02.2015 | 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.

Will Eric Pickles Call To 'Mosque Leaders' Have Any Effect On Radicalisation?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

Eric Pickles has written to mosques in England urging them to do more to root out extremists and prevent young people being radicalised - despite evid...

We Need to Talk About Virgins-In-Heaven

John Sturgis | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK
John Sturgis

They are about live fast, die young. They can spend 10 years as a pizza delivery boy or three days as the world's most wanted and get death-by-cop immortality via Sky News. A chance to play real life GTA while knowing it's the true path and, posthumously, you'll persuade the stupid world to agree. And, of course, if you'd given the Kouachi brothers a lottery jackpot, they wouldn't have donated it to orphans in Palestine, they'd have reverted to previous interests in five minutes and blown it on flash cars and bling.

Five Years For 'Extremist Mother' Who Dreamed About Sending Her 8-Year-Old To Fight Jihad

PA | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK

An "extremist" mother-of-six who took pictures of her toddler son holding a toy gun and daydreamed about sending his eight-year-old brother to fight j...

The Torture Report Did Nothing Except Endanger Other Countries

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

I'm absolutely convinced that the report has no value whatsoever. It just confirmed already confirmed allegations from 2009 and put multiple European and Asian partners in danger by the militant fundamentalists and aggressive states in general.

The Killing of Abdul Rahman Kassig: Who does IS represent?

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The Islamic State has once again acted in contrary to what it stands for. A video was released online from the group on Sunday announcing that it had beheaded American Muslim, Abdul Rahman Kassig.

Cancel Passports Of British Jihadis, Says Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Controversial new powers to cancel the passports of UK nationals who travel abroad to fight for the Islamic State (IS) terror group are to be included...

We Need a More Nuanced Approach for Dealing With British Jihadists Who Want to Come Home

Rachel Briggs | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Rachel Briggs

The government is right to take a firm stand against ISIS and those who fight in its ranks or support from the sidelines. But we need to face facts: we cannot stop British jihadis returning home; we cannot arrest our way out of the problem; and we do not have the resources to mount surveillance operations against all returning foreign fighters.

Fourth Portsmouth Jihadist Killed In Syria 'Wanted To Come Home'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK

A fourth jihadist fighter from the same British city has been killed in Syria, with his family telling media that he had wanted to come home but was s...

Was 15-Year-Old Jihadi Bride Recruited By Online Matchmaker?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

Girls as young as 15 may have been "matched" with jihadi husbands online through a dating service that advertises for those seeking marriage in Syria....

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

Dilly Hussain | Posted 23.11.2014 | 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...

The ISIS Call for Women to Join Their Jihad: Love and Romance as Motivators

Anne Speckhard | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Anne Speckhard

"Love" and romance are often underestimated motivators for joining the militant jihad as recently witnessed in the case of Denver teen, Shannon Conl...

Jessica Elgot

Why Islamic State Recruits Aren't Actually Very Religious

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

If you were to assemble a clichéd prototype of a British fighter for the Islamic State, what would they look like? They'd be young, looking for a way...

Are Intelligence Services Already Close To Identifying Jihadi John?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Intelligence services could soon know the identity of the killer of US journalist James Foley, with suggesting the south London-accented jihadi may be...

Jihad, Utopia and 'Muddled' Foreign Policy

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

The brutal Assad regime, under father Hafez and son Bashar, has perpetrated some appalling atrocities and we can't be proud of cooperating with it, but it is the only force in the region capable of defeating ISIL.

Shock & Grief Of Grandfather Of Australian Boy, 7, Pictured Holding Decapitated Head In Syria

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The grandfather of a young Australian boy pictured holding a decapitated head aloft has spoken of his devastation. Peter Nettleton’s Sydney-rais...