Jihâd

The Confession: The Untold Story Of The "War On Terror"

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

The narrative of the "War on Terror" was crafted through the stories of self, of us and of now, creating a sense of urgency after a crisis, which in our case is the atrocity of 9/11 and provoking us to take action manifested in the "War on terror" by capitalising on our emotions of anger, frustration and despair.

And Shall We Have Slaves?

Deeyah Khan | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Deeyah Khan

The state has a duty to protect all its citizens. Until it can ensure that some of the most vulnerable members have access to justice, then it is failing in this duty to provide equality before the law and access to justice. And equality means one law for all, accessible to everyone.

University of Jihad

Deeyah Khan | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Deeyah Khan

We cannot leave vulnerable young men open to the exploitation of extremists, both for our own security, and their own wellbeing. If we simply see prisons as warehouses, designed to confine, then we should not be surprised if extremists see them in a similar way - as places where they can collect damaged young men for their jihads, and their crusades, wholesale.

A Muslim Tries to 'Explain Brussels'

Syed Kamall | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Don't expect Muslim to explain what happened in Brussels any better than non-Muslims; but that does not mean that Muslims can wash our hands of trying to find solutions to stop people from misusing our God to cause carnage.

An Open Letter to the Terrorist

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

As a Muslim let me remind you what God says, "replace evil with something better" and let me tell you that you, the terrorists are solely responsible and your ideas shall be challenged and you shall be defeated!

It's Not Just the Police Who Are Failing Victims of 'Honour' Based Violence

Deeyah Khan | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Whether within the police or other agencies, individuals who have expertise, cultural sensitivity and commitment to protecting women at risk are the greatest resource. The most valuable and dedicated of these are women's rights activists, fighting for change within their own communities, and providing a compassionate and effective source of help for women and girls at risk of their lives.

My Life as a Jihadist Sympathizer

Matt Carr | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

No writer can be entirely assured that readers will understand what they write in the way that they want, but there are times when you really wonder ...

Resurrecting the Caliphate

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

Whether Britain enters the war against ISIL or not, it is naïve to think the ISIS Caliphate won't try a 'terrorist' attempt in UK. Not because they d...

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 18.08.2016 | 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 21.07.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 14.06.2016 | 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 10.06.2016 | 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.

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

Colin Cortbus | Posted 03.06.2016 | 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 12.05.2016 | 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...