Radical Islam

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 G Tatchell | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Peter G 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 G Tatchell | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Peter G 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...

University Islamic Societies Are Not 'Hotbeds' for Radicalisation

Reyhana Patel | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Reyhana Patel

Anyone with knowledge on extremism and terrorism would know that many studies have shown that radicalisation stems from a range of factors and that no individual can be radicalised by one single method such as watching YouTube videos or being exposed to extremist views.

Islamic Extremist Told UK Muslims To Claim Benefits To Fund Terrorism

PA | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

An al Qaeda-inspired extremist called on British Muslims to claim benefits to raise funds for a terrorist training camp, a court has heard. Usman K...