Osama Bin Laden

'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.

Top Five Current Coalition Bust-Ups

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics

Political punch-ups, ministerial maulings, cabinet combat, parliamentary pugnaciousness, commons clashes, everywhere you look in the Commons it seems ...

We Should Mourn Civilian Deaths Not Turn Them Into Political Pawns

Bobby Friedman | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bobby Friedman

Each and every death is a tragedy, but these killings do not inform us about the underlying reasons for a conflict. Unfortunately, civilians are perhaps as likely to die at the hands of the well-intentioned as at the hands of the terrorist.

Abu Qatada To Appeal Jordan Deportation

PA | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Terror suspect Abu Qatada's lawyers will claim Jordan's assurances that evidence gained through torture will not be used against him are not good enou...

Bin Laden's Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

I have known for years, of course, that eleven of the men I currently represent have long been cleared for release. But the list of detainees cleared in 2009 by the Obama Administration after an "exhaustive" review was "protected" information that I was not permitted to disclose. How was the security of the United States threatened by this information?

An Eye On World Domination

Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

Osama Bin Laden was blind in one eye, according to Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s successor within Al-Qaida. The revelation was made in a video ...

The Truth Behind the Sudan Embassy Riots

Olivia Warham | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics
Olivia Warham

The local human rights group, Sudan Change Now, claims the riot was the result of the regime's "purposeful misinformation and propaganda and hate speech."

Bin Laden Raid Doctor 'Didn't Know He Was Helping Find Al Qaeda Leader'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama Bin Laden has said in the first interview since he was jailed that he didn’t know he was being ...

The Silent Victims of 9/11

Reyhana Patel | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Reyhana Patel

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Eleven years ago, on this very day, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into b...

US Soldier Facing Legal Action Over Controversial Bin Laden Book

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

An American ex-soldier, who was part of the crack special forces team that killed Osama Bin Laden, is facing a two-fronted battle over his forthcoming...

Religious Hatred and Gun Culture: Recipe for Disaster

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Recent killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, US only brings to limelight the hatred and contempt people aka nut cases can have about religions other than their own.

FIRST LOOK: Bigelow's Bin Laden Thriller Debuts Online

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The first trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's controversial film about Osama Bin Laden has debuted online. Jessica Chastain stars in Kathryn Bigelow's...