Radical Islam

I've Witnessed Radicalisation and I'm Taking Action

Sahib Ullah-Raj | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sahib Ullah-Raj

People like me, a Muslim boy who felt FGM was not my concern, are slowly waking up to the fact that FGM is everybody's business. Grooming is also everybody's business. Radicalisation is also abuse, and it is everybody's business. And because it is everybody's business, it is our duty to fight it - and to protect vulnerable young people.

After Paris: We Must Not Give in to Terror, Nor Be Afraid to Fight It

David Browne | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
David Browne

We must seriously consider intervention - or at the very least increased support for Kurdish forces on the ground - against ISIS precisely because ISIS's grievance is not interventionist Western foreign policy, but the very values of the West themselves.

Nationalistic Rant Calls For US Military To Bomb ‘Their Desert'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- A TV news anchor’s flag-waving commentary on the Chattanooga shooting went viral on Monday due to some provocative lines suggesting the ...

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?

'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.

We Must Tackle Extremism Without Compromising Freedom of Speech

Deeyah Khan | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Freedom of speech is a human right, and the foundation upon which democracy is built. Any restriction of freedom of speech is a restriction upon democracy. We must defend democracy using its own mechanisms, through explaining and exemplifying its merits rather than through the heavy-handed and arbitrary silencing of its critics.

They Want to Know if I Eat Halal Food - Should I Be Worried?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

I've recently noticed that the more sugary the breakfast cereal is that I'm eating

'Being Charlie Hebdo' Demands a World Worthy of Free Speech

Abhaey Singh | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Abhaey Singh

Nothing will or can ever validate the actions of those who effected this unforgivable massacre, and the elimination of terror must be realised, without concession. BUT - if attenuating bloodshed and trauma for entire nations matters, it may also be best not to mindlessly encourage anyone else to 'be Charlie'.

Fox News Host Says Muslims 'Need To Kill All Radical Islamists'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

SEE ALSO: Fox News Lampooned By French TV For Comparing ‘No-Go' Zones To Afghanistan & Iraq In a week where Fox News is being roundly mocked for ...

New Counter Terrorism Laws and Civil Liberties

Yasmin Qureshi | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Yasmin Qureshi

Since 2004 the journey of the concept of radicalisation has become central to the study and scrutiny of terrorism. The profound resulting consequences on our society should not be underestimated. There is a stark warning from Kundnani who believes parliamentarians must be cautioned.

Anjem Choudary Released On Bail

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, one of 11 men held as part of an investigation into alleged support of banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun, has been...

Jihadist Recruitment Videos Raise Important Questions About Counter-Extremist Policy

Dave Rich | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Dave Rich

Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan from Cardiff, and Abdul Rakib Amin from Aberdeen, are just another example of British Muslims who have left behind their conventional British lives to seek martyrdom and jihad in a foreign land.

Asa Bennett

Meet Ukip MEP Gerard Batten Who Likes The Odd Conspiracy Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics

He believes the European Union was conceived by Nazi Germany, suggests the Bilderberg Group is a "shadow world government", and wants to ban the buil...

Tony Blair and Radical Islam

Gary Kent | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Tony Blair, seen by some as one of the worst because of the so-called illegal and immoral war in Iraq, last week offered a stark analysis of Radical Islam, this century's "biggest threat to global security" on a par with environmental and economic challenges. The speech was derided by those who think that shouting warmonger suffices but merits close inspection.

Free-Speech Jihadis and Their Defence of Maajid Nawaz

Salman Butt | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Butt

Over the last few weeks I've noticed an uncanny resemblance between the caricature flag-burning, blasphemer-threatening, riotous Muslims in the Middle-East, and some (perhaps equally intelligent) so-called 'liberal' tweeters, commentators and presenters in the UK...

Gender Segregation and Our Anti-Islamist Norm

Alastair Sloan | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Is gender equality an issue that can be assigned to the conventional notions of left and right? Undoubtedly, it stretches across the political pantheon. But more importantly - is anti-Islamism now a stance the left and right can unite over? This is a discussion that needs to take place outside Westminster.

Countering Religious Extremism

Ian Linden | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK
Ian Linden

Violence in the name of Islam is on everyone's minds. Imagine you are a Muslim parent, or simply a Muslim citizen, and you discover your son, or a friend, is taking an unhealthy interest in extremist websites. What do you do?

Jordanian Parliament Approves Treaty Allowing Qatada's Deportation

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

The Jordanian parliament has approved a treaty with the UK designed to trigger the removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada, the Home Office has said. The...

Islamist Hate Preachers Blocked at East London University

Peter Tatchell | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Tatchell

Students and staff should not be subjected to hate and menaces. Universities are supposed to be places of enlightenment, tolerance, liberalism and human rights. It is shocking the way many student Islamist societies are promoting hate preachers who are anti-Semitic, sexist, homophobic and who abuse fellow Muslims.

Reading University Colludes With Far-Right Extremist Muslim Society

Peter Tatchell | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Tatchell

Reading University and students union have praised the university's Muslim Society, despite its bid to host the "kill the gays" Islamist preacher, Abu Usamah at-Thahabi. Thahabi had been invited to speak to the far right university Muslim Society as part of its Discover Islam Week. He endorses the murder of gay people and of Muslims who give up their faith.

Abu Qatada: The Asset We Can't Get Rid of

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

If the government is serious about Qatada's terrorist credentials - and it should be - they should be pursuing a solid legal effort to put the al-Qaeda puppet master behind bars for good, in this country, under specific charges that address the totality of his support for mass death.

Abu Hamza: Key Events In The Life Of The Notorious Preacher

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has lost his fight over extradition to the United States. Here is a timeline of key events in his case: 1958: Ha...

FOSIS Are a Good Example of Muslims Engaging With Society

Assed Baig | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Politics
Assed Baig

Such is the level of racism and Islamophobia in society that when encountered by a politically active Muslim, people automatically seem to put them in the radical or extremist box.

Demagogues Lose Ground in Their Bid to Smear Muslim Students

Amandla Thomas-Johnson | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Amandla Thomas-Johnson

The recent Home Affairs Committee's report on the roots of violent radicalisation represents a breakthrough in our nation's discourse surrounding campus extremism. The words "told you so" were uttered in the higher education sector upon reading this.

Abu Qatada Released From House Arrest As Talks Continue To Have Him Deported

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

A radical cleric who poses a serious risk to the UK's national security was free to walk the streets today as talks continued to deport him as soon as...