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Britain's Problem With Islam

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

Modern Britain has a problem with Islam. This may not come as much of a surprise to some readers. For many in Britain, Islam is considered an isolating force, and its followers are somehow externalised from British identity, regardless of their birthplace or what passport they hold...

New CCTV Shows Schoolgirls 'Heading To Islamic State'

PA | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK

New images of three teenage girls thought to have travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group have emerged. Scotland Yard said o...

Jessica Elgot

The Jihad John Files: This Is What We Know About Mohammed Emwazi

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

British university graduate Mohammed Emwazi has been outed as the brutal murderer featuring is a series of slick Islamic State videos. His victims ...

Jihadi John Unmasked As Mohammed Emwazi From West London

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Islamic State murderer 'Jihadi John' has been outed as Mohammed Emwazi, a British university graduate from West London. The Washington Post reports...

British Schoolgirls Cross Into Syria

PA | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK

Three schoolgirls feared to be intent on joining Islamic State (IS) have crossed into Syria from Turkey, police believe. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sul...

Teenage Rebellion or Radicalisation of Schoolgirls in UK?

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ruwayda Mustafah

Perhaps the so-called "radicalisation" of these schoolchildren has more to do with being groomed, or acting out to be a rebel, as opposed to well-thought-out politicised acts. The societal/familial background contribute just as much to their actions, something that is entirely overlooked in debates surrounding the radicalisation of British Muslim youth.

Young People Are Being 'Radicalised In Their Bedrooms' Warns Warsi

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Blaming places of worship for turning people into terrorists is an "easy answer" when people are increasingly being "radicalised in their bedrooms" vi...

A Direct Appeal To Syria-Bound Girls: 'Don't Cross The Border'

PA | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK

The family of one of the schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State have said they are "extremely worried" as they urged her to ...

Police 'Could Have Stopped' Syria-Bound Schoolgirls, But Airline Raised No Alarm

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK

Questions have been raised over how three runaway schoolgirls were able to leave the country so easily, amid fears they have fled to Syria to join Isl...

Desperate Hunt For Three Girls From Top London School 'Headed To Syria To Join ISIS'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

Police have issued an urgent plea to stop three missing girls from an "outstanding" London academy reaching Syria in a suspected bid to join the Islam...

British Soldier Left Base To Help Peshmerga Fight Islamic State

PA | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

A serving British soldier is believed to have travelled to the Middle East to fight against Islamic State. The man, understood to be 19, reportedly le...

Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?

Wassim Cornet | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
Wassim Cornet

The absence of intervention following alleged crimes against humanity was seen as a complete disregard for civilian lives, leading thousands to join extremist groups which have now morphed into ISIS.

Man Who Wants To Be President Says US Military Should Not Be Constrained By 'Rules'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- There should be no "rules" constraining the US military in warfare. That’s the position of a man who wants to be America's next commande...

Dead Islamic State Hostage Kayla Mueller 'Forced To Marry Jihadist Leader'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

A 26-year-old aid worker held hostage by Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS or ISIL, may have been forced to marry a senior jihadist commander bef...

Six Months After War Started, Obama Asks 'Can We Go To War, Please?'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama asked the US Congress on Wednesday to authorise the use of military force against members of the Islamic State - si...

Islamic State Is NOT America's Main Strategic Threat In The Middle East

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

The main strategic priority for the US is not the Islamic State but Iran, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush said on Tuesday. Speaking about...

Islamic State Send Kayla Mueller's Family Confirmation Of Her Death

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

The family of Kayla Mueller, the 26-year-old aid worker held hostage by Islamic State, say they have received confirmation of her death and a picture ...

King Abdullah's Message to Al-Qaeda and ISIS: Don't Mess with Jordan

Nehad Ismail | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The otherwise taciturn King has emerged suddenly as a terrifying foe to organized terror.

Assad Uses Rare Interview To Joke About His Atrocities

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

Syrian president Basher al-Assad has denied his military uses devastating "barrel bombs" against civilians, a claim that has stunned and angered obser...

Assad Is Still Killing Civilians In Syria's Capital

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

The world may be gripped by the horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State group, but a wider bloodbath provoked by Syria's civil war is continuing unab...

In the Name of Morality

Robin Lustig | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

After the brutal murder of its captured pilot, Jordan says it intends to step up its air strikes against IS targets and to defeat "this terrorist organisation [that] is not only fighting us, but also fighting Islam and its pure values." The most useful role for the UK and other foreign powers would be to assist, with logistical, training and intelligence support, the efforts of Jordanian, Iraqi and Kurdish forces to defeat IS... Not only because it is a brutal, murderous sect threatening vital UK interests by infecting British-born fighters and others with the virus of its perverted ideology but equally because it is bringing misery to tens of thousands of people in both Iraq and Syria who now live in areas controlled by the sect.

No, Piers Morgan: You Don't Need to Watch Isis Execution Videos to Feel Enraged by Their Actions

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

We know what happened, we know who did it, and we know what we should do- and that on its own should quite frankly be enough. By watching ISIS's videos, we're playing a part in their game, but we shouldn't. We should play ours...

Islamic State's Pitch To Female Recruits Is Comically Frightening

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

Women living under the Islamic State can be expected to marry at 16 and live a "sedentary" life without any fear or danger, a new document to attract ...

Video Of Pilot's Fiery Death A 'Show Of Islamic State Weakness, Not Strength'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

The Islamic State's burning to death of a Jordanian pilot locked in a steel cage, captured in high-definition film, is a show of weakness not strength...

The West's Campaign Against Islamic State Will Only Get Serious When We Treat Syria as An Ally and Not An Enemy

John Wight | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
John Wight

Up to now the military campaign against Islamic State has not been serious. With each passing week of its existence, it grows stronger and more entrenched within the large swathe of territory it controls across western Syria and northern Iraq.