Osama Bin Laden

We Never Helped Osama Bin Laden, Say Queen's Bankers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics

Queen Elizabeth's private bank Coutts has been forced to deny that it had ever handled former Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden and his family's finance...

The Action Toy Least Likely To Make It Onto This Year's Christmas Lists...(PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

A sinister action figure of al-Qaeda kingpin Osama Bin Laden could have been nestling among the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of the w...

This 'Fake' Surrogate Mother Claims To Have Miscarried Bin Laden's Grandson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

A surrogate mother who claimed she miscarried Osama bin Laden’s grandchild has been jailed for a fake pregnancies scam. Louise Pollard, 28, took ...

Ok, So There's A Bar In Sao Paulo Run By A Bin Laden Lookalike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

There's nothing more entrepreneurial than someone who, on realising they look exactly like Osama Bin Laden, renames their Sao Paulo bar after the Saud...

The Ongoing Need for Military Commissions

Robin Simcox | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Simcox

Do not be fooled by the conviction of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, al-Qaeda spokesman and Osama bin Laden's son in law. His successful prosecution in a civilian court does not mean all terrorists can be tried in this way. Military commissions such as those in Guantanamo Bay will continue to play a vital role.

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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is This Labour's Eurosceptic Moment?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 10 January 2013... 1) IS THIS LABOUR'S EUROSCEPTIC MOMENT? Rising Labour star Chuka Umunna, ...

US Feared 'Virtual Bin Laden' Could Preach Online For 'Hundreds Of Years'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

American intelligence feared that terrorists might create a 'virtual Osama Bin Laden' avatar to preach from beyond the grave for 'hundreds of years'. ...

Saddam Hussein Captured 10 Years Ago Today

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

It's 10 years to the day that Saddam Hussein was tracked down and captured by US forces. It was an ignominious end for the former Iraqi president, ...

'Bin Laden Has Won': Twitter Users Mock Richard Dawkins With Hilarious Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to tweeter @woodoo79, who started the funniest Twitter hashtag game in a while: #tweetlikericharddawkins. It was prompted by a ser...

'You Owe Me £15.6m For Finding Osama Bin Laden'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man who claims he tipped federal investigators to the location of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan eight years before his killing and has hire...

'Ode To Osama'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Samantha Lewthwaite, the so-called 'White Widow', penned a dubious ditty to Osama Bin Laden, it has emerged. Kenyan police found the poem, littered...

Kenya Mall Attack Proves Bin Laden's Death Was a Victorious Battle but Still Not a Victorious War

Mohamed Soudy | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mohamed Soudy

Its clear to see that as long as we continue to intervene in countries and create lawless regions our war on terror will keep on going as we provide the perfect setting for these extreme fascists to spread like a nasty disease

Bin Laden Was Stopped For Speeding, But Let Off

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

Osama bin Laden was pulled over for speeding long before he was eventually killed in his Pakistan hideout, it has emerged. The 9/11 mastermind was ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Big Day, Big Speech, For Ed Miliband

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 9 July 2013... 1) BIG DAY, BIG SPEECH, FOR ED MILIBAND "Ed Miliband's speech today is most important ...

Importing the Sectarianism That Drives the Conflict in Syria - The Case Against the Sectarian Preacher

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

The last thing we need is to import sectarianism into our country. Al-Arifi may have done us all a favour by coming to the UK since it has focussed on the need for better due diligence to be undertaken and to make us all wake up to the fact that whilst Syria may seem a long way away, its impacts can so easily affect our community relations in our small island.

Ritual, Gesture and the Boston Bomber's Burial

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

An anonymous source has finally stepped forward and offered an unmarked grave in Virginia so that Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body could be put to rest. But the entire episode is a powerful reminder of the importance of ritual and gestures, even in an era where we'd like to think that cold facts, data, and rationality always carry the day.

This House Regrets the Consequences of US Dominance

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

There is a profound and shameful disconnection between me - as a civilian in whose name the wars of the past decade have been fought - and the costs and consequences of U.S.-led military dominance. Where is our regret? Our introspection?

Wicked Jihad

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Like every anti-establishment movement before it, the al-Qaeda has become cool and recruiters know that and take care to cultivate this image. In our work, we found one terrorist recruiter who urged young male Muslims to join global jihad for "the adventure - it's better than a holiday"

OSCARS 2013: Best Picture Preview: Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

With only three more sleeps until the 2013 Oscars are handed out in Los Angeles, we bring you the nominees for this year's Best Picture. Here are the ...

Zero Dark Thirty: A Film Review in Two Halves

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

What's the message (presuming films have 'messages')? Is it that torture works? Seemingly, yes. That allowing detainees lawyers only gets in the way? Seemingly, yes. That you need to be able to round-up and question detainees in secret to get results? Again, seemingly yes.

And Al-Qa'eda Laughed

Robert Mercer-Nairne | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Mercer-Nairne

Every strike by a Western power that kills innocent civilians serves to turn even middle class Arabs, who might otherwise be sympathetic towards Western values, into closet Islamists.

REVIEW: Zero Dark Thirty - Don't Let Politics Overshadow Bigelow's Stunning Achievement

Caroline Frost | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Long before the first female Oscar-winning director was anywhere near shouting "action", it was clear Kathyn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty was going to be one of those films that set fire to the torch paper of ever-strong feeling about America's position on the global moral maze, and thus it has proved.

Six Questions - And Answers - About 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mehdi Hasan

Zero Dark Thirty is a well-made and entertaining film but its entire plotline is built on a lie: that the torture of detainees by the CIA produced the intelligence which led the US to Osama Bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan. The movie effectively excuses and implicitly condones the torture that was done.

The Arab Spring Is Lost in Translation: Why We Need a New Breed of Arabists

Tam Hussein | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

There is a dire need to invest in Arabists and rethink our university courses so the West is geared towards engaging with the new dynamic in the Middle East.