Jihâd

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

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 19.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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...

Australian Jihadist Tweets Picture Of Young Son Holding Decapitated Head (GRAPHIC PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A horrifying picture of a young boy holding a decapitated head aloft has been posted to Twitter. He is believed to be the Sydney-raised son of Kha...

FactCheck: What About the Britons Who Fight for Israel?

Channel 4 News | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Channel 4 News

There are around 100 British nationals serving with the IDF as we speak, apparently with no legal difficulties. But a Brit who trains or fights with any anti-Assad rebel group runs the risk of being jailed as a terrorist. If we are worried about young British Muslims heading off to the Middle East to receive military training, should we be equally worried about Jews?

Book Review: Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam by Innes Bowen

Faisal Hanif | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Faisal Hanif

The author has called it a "labour of love". Seven years of painstaking research and interviews all done alongside a full-time role at BBC Radio. The result of it all should prompt future generations as well as those alive today to show a debt of gratitude to Innes Bowen...

Radical Saudi Preacher Banned From The UK After 'Jihadi Recruitment' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Controversial Saudi preacher Mohammad al-Arefe, who has been banned from Britain after allegedly urging young British men to fight in the Middle East,...

'He Was More Interested In Football Than Jihad'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

The third British man, now identified in an ISIS recruitment video, was a normal lad more interested in football than mosque, his shocked community ha...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cuts, Cuts And More Cuts

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 22 June 2014... 1) CUTS, CUTS AND MORE CUTS You think austerity is bad now? The vast majority of the ...

The Iraq World Cup and the Crime of the Century

David Lawley Wakelin | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Lawley Wakelin

Sadly and quite tragically the prospect of a Brazil-Argentinean world cup football final appears far less enticing than the greatest battle for decades that is about to kickoff just north of Baghdad between the Sunni's and the Shias.

The Human Rights Abuses Must Stop - It's Time for Love For All and Hatred For None

Farooq Aftab | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Farooq Aftab

The past few weeks have unveiled some horrific stories of human rights abuse. The world was first shocked by the death sentence handed to Meriam Ibrahim, the then pregnant Christian mother in Sudan convicted of apostasy and adultery...

First Brit To Be Convicted Of Syria Terror Was Sent Message From Wife Saying 'Go Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

A-father-of-two who travelled to a jihadist training camp in Syria has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences related...

British Jihadis - Turning Mothers Into Informants Is No Solution

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

In the government's latest Orwellian measure, mothers and wives of "would-be jihadists" are ‎being urged to report on their loved ones, avowedly to "prevent tragedies". It won't escape notice ‎however, that despite protestations to the contrary, a message emanating from the police carries ‎criminalising potential. ‎

Brits In Syria 'Sharing Pictures Of Torture On Social Media'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

British jihadists fighting in Syria could be directly involved in torture and murder, with some purportedly sharing their violence on social media. ...

Jihad, Then and Now - Bin Laden's Comrade in Arms Warns Foreign Fighters to Stay Out of Syria

Tam Hussein | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

As the situation in Syria grows worse and simultaneously more complicated day by day, the fears of observers of the conflict have become more focused on the foreign jihadists who have travelled to the war-torn country to take part in the fighting...

Ukip: A Laugh a Minute?

Dan Holliday | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

If UKIP took itself about as seriously as the Monster Raving Loony Party takes itself, then it would be a laugh a minute. The fact that UKIP does take itself seriously is actually rather sad.

Theresa May Revokes Citizenship Of British Jihadists In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Theresa May has removed the British citizenship of 20 jihadists fighting in Syria, it has emerged. The Home Secretary has hiked up the use of powe...