UK Syria

The Case for British Strikes Against the Islamic State

James Snell | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

We can, with our technology, our material and our enviable financial position, intervene on the right side. We can fight the aggressors, the fascists, and rescue Iraq from the scourge of Islamist violence. But this is only possible in coalition, in alliance. Leaving the Kurds to fight the Islamic State alone is immoral; abandoning Iraq is equally bad; and letting the United States shoulder the burdens of internationalism alone fails the very definition of the term.

Yazidi Teenager Reveals Horrific Ordeal As An ISIS Sex Slave

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

A teenager taken captive by ISIS has described being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamist terrorists along with 40 other women, some as young as...

Should British Jihadists Be Given a Second Chance?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

If British foreign policy in the Muslim world can be seriously revised, and a genuine effort by the government not to modify Islam by funding embarrassingly unpopular 'Muslim' think-tanks and self-professed scholars, only then can Britain, as a nation, begin to work towards a practical solution in tackling extremism.

Saudi Arabia Funding the Islamic State? Unlikely

Alastair Sloan | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

It's trendy to blame the Islamic State on Saudi Arabia - either the shifty House of Saud turning a blind eye to crazed Sunni extremists wiring money up to Mosul, or directly backing the group as part of their nefarious plan for world domination. Neither theory makes much sense.

Barack Obama's Warning To IS

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics

Barack Obama has insisted "we're going to defeat" Islamic State (IS) and said he will sketch out a plan to do in a speech later this week. Without ...

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.