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Emotional Parents Of Glasgow Girl Turned Jihadist Speak Out

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

The Irn-Bru loving Scottish woman who travelled to Syria and married an Islamic State (IS) fighter told her heartbroken parents she wanted to become a...

A World Without a Globo-Cop

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I can't think of anywhere that would have been less appropriate as a venue for this week's Nato summit than the UK. A United Kingdom that within the next couple of weeks may become shatteringly disunited... Inward-looking, backward-looking, suspicious of its neighbours: everything that Nato is meant not to be. And this at a time when the world is a more dangerous place than it's been in decades. So why are Western leaders - because it's not just David Cameron - so dismally unable to confront the dangers?

The ISIS Call for Women to Join Their Jihad: Love and Romance as Motivators

Anne Speckhard | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Anne Speckhard

"Love" and romance are often underestimated motivators for joining the militant jihad as recently witnessed in the case of Denver teen, Shannon Conl...

Burning The Islamic State Flag Is The Political Version Of The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

Islamic State (IS) militants brought their war to Lebanon this week, and in retaliation brave young Lebanese are using social media to show they are n...

The Real Reason Behind the Islamic States Existence.

Phill Hudson | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

If we continue to feed this monster it will become much more problematic to defeat. Our leaders and the public who oppose military intervention now will only be repeating the mistakes we made in the 1930's by not stopping the Nazis before they became too powerful to stop quickly and effectively causing catastrophic loss of life totaling 60 million civilians and soldiers.

Meet The Sole Survivor Of An Islamic State Massacre That Killed Hundreds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

Ali Hussein Kadhim is the only known survivor of a massacre in which ISIS - now known as Islamic State (IS) - murdered hundreds of Iraqi army recruits...

'Disillusioned' British Jihadists Fighting In Syria 'Regret Their Decision To Leave'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

Britons who travelled to the Middle East to join Islamist fundamentalists have said they want to come home, a leading expert has said. As David Cam...

Cameron Tells Nato Leaders Not To Pay Ransoms For ISIS Hostages

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

David Cameron has told fellow Nato leaders not to pay ransoms for countrymen kidnapped by Islamist jihadis, warning the multimillion-pound payments wi...

Murdered Journalist's Friend Throws The Gauntlet Down To IS Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

A friend of the family of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff has challenged the leader of Islamic State (IS) to a debate about the religion, pledging ...

Parents Of 'Bedroom Radical' Aqsa Mahmood Plead For Her To Come Home From Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

The parents of a "bedroom radical" who travelled to Syria and married an Isis fighter have pleaded for her to return home. Aqsa Mahmood, 20, left her ...

Joining ISIS: Hamzah Parvez and Mohammed Nasser

Tam Hussein | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

Mohammed Nasser was far more successful academically, after finishing his studies at Sixth Form College at St. Charles, he became a business undergraduate at Roehampton University. His friends and relatives described him as being a joy to be around. A cousin, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he came from a devout family and always knew right from wrong...

Mystery Over Timing Of Steven Sotloff Killing As Video Release Catches IS On The Hop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Questions have been raised over the editing and timing of the videoed beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff, with speculation mounting that the ki...

Jessica Elgot

Inside The Private Lives Of The British Jihadi Women Who Have Married Into The Islamic State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Women are the new target for recruitment for the Islamic State (IS), with researchers seeing "unprecedented" calls for fighters to marry British and E...

What's The 'Severe Terror Threat' to The UK Really About?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Keep your eyes peeled and your gullible hats off - terror threats usually increase when governments are planning to kick the hornets' nest. PM Cameron has not ruled out the possibility of joining the US in joint airstrikes against ISIS

Teaming Up with Assad to Fight ISIS Is a Very Bad Idea

Nehad Ismail | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Last year David Cameron pledged his support to President Obama in confronting the Syrian regime. The pledge was wrecked by Ed Miliband, for narrow political advantage. Had action been taken a year ago, we wouldn't have heard of ISIL/ISIS and its latest incarnation, so-called IS.

Jessica Elgot

How This Man Lifts The Lid On The World's Biggest Stories From His Leicester Living Room

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

For most people who caught a glimpse of the harrowing video where journalist James Foley knelt on a barren, windswept hill next to the Islamic State m...

Now ISIS Has Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech

Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are said to be using commercially available drones to scout battlefields. A video was posted on YouTube e...

Paul Vale

Western Jihadists Are Being Used As 'Cannon Fodder' For ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Western Jihadists are being employed as "cannon fodder" for the Islamic State (ISIS), according to an expert on the movement. Speaking wit...

The Islamic State Have Committed Yet Another Atrocity

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have brutally executed "dozens" of fleeing Syrian army soldiers, a group monitoring the violence said on Thursd...

Foreign Fighters, the Home Security Threat & ISIS

Anne Speckhard | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK
Anne Speckhard

We need to stem the tide of those who are going to become foreign fighters--taking a long hard look at what their motivations are and what we can do about them and also stopping the instigators inside our countries--particularly in Europe to be stopped.

Unicef School Clubs Help Syrian Children Catch Up During Summer Break

Razan Rashidi | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

For thousands of children in Syria, summer vacation is no longer about taking a break from their hectic school lives. On the contrary, with displacement and violence regularly interrupting normal classes, many children around the country used their summer break to visit school clubs and catch up on lost school days.

Every Friday, ISIS Carry Out 'Executions, Amputations And Mock Crucifixions'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in parts of Syria are carrying out regular amputations, lashings, public executions and mock crucifixions, according to...

My Enemy's Enemy is My Friend - Bashar al Assad and The West

Dilly Hussain | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

If there is any lesson to be learnt from history, it is that political alliances always shift according to self-interest. This is also apparent in playground politics between children - you change friends and foes according to benefits.

Clegg Attacks BoJo's James Foley Comments

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has been criticised by Nick Clegg for calling for "draconian" new laws to stop British people joining the Islamist terrorists of Islamic...

IS Is Pure Evil; So Is Assad: We Must Be Prepared to Fight Them Both

James Snell | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The Assad regime supports IS, and is also responsible for the murder of thousands of civilians. Is it churlish to point out that it has also avoided punishment for chemical weapons attacks and other savageries and actions of calculated callousness?