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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 23.10.2014 | 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?

Why We Shouldn't Ban the Video of James Foley's Murder

Louise Bond | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Louise Bond

watch, download or share a video, people will not watch it, download it, or share it. Surely, we have enough experience of the internet by now to know that this is simply not the case?

Confronting Collusion

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

Our involvement in war and arms must be confronted; we cannot continue to collude with criminals and must own up to the roles that we play. Too many have suffered and too many are suffering.

This Is Everything We Know About Where James Foley Was Beheaded

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

A video and photo analyst from Leicester believes he has pinpointed the exact location of the beheading of journalist James Foley, based on exhaustive...

Self-interest, Sycophancy and Strategic Failure - How Britain Lost The War On Muslim Radicalisation

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mohammed Ansar

What we see today - the radicalisation of young British Muslims, the alienation and marginalisation from mainstream society and joining ISIL / Islamic State - has not happened overnight. It has been a slow and painful slide into the abyss.

James Foley's Murder Probably Didn't Happen The Way The Jihadis Want You To Think

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics

The British jihadi being blamed for beheading US journalist James Foley may not have been responsible as the video depicting it could have been edited...

US Journalist Held Captive In Syria Is Released

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has been released after two years in captivity in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed. Curt...

Who Is The Hip Hop Jihadi Linked With Foley's Murder? 9 Things We Know

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

A rapper from west London is a key suspect linked with the murder of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State radicals in Iraq. Abdel-Majed Abdel...

A Military Veteran Decided To Write ISIS A 'Subtle' Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

A military veteran has penned a scathing letter to the Islamic State militants in the Middle East, denouncing their brutal reign of terror in the wake...