UK Syria

Foreign Fighters, the Home Security Threat & ISIS

Anne Speckhard | Posted 27.10.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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 26.10.2014 | 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 25.10.2014 | 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...

Jessica Elgot

Why Islamic State Recruits Aren't Actually Very Religious

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

If you were to assemble a clichéd prototype of a British fighter for the Islamic State, what would they look like? They'd be young, looking for a way...

Are Intelligence Services Already Close To Identifying Jihadi John?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Intelligence services could soon know the identity of the killer of US journalist James Foley, with suggesting the south London-accented jihadi may be...

Jihad, Utopia and 'Muddled' Foreign Policy

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

The brutal Assad regime, under father Hafez and son Bashar, has perpetrated some appalling atrocities and we can't be proud of cooperating with it, but it is the only force in the region capable of defeating ISIL.

Is This Really The Only Option Left To Defeat Islamic State...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Britain should not be "squeamish" about an alliance with Syrian President Bashar Assad to defeat the radical jihadists of Islamic State (IS), former k...

James Foley's Killers Sent This Terrifying Email To His Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

GlobalPost, the news website which employed US journalist James Foley wrote, has released a chilling letter from his killers, sent to his parents the ...

Met Police Give You Another Reason Not To Watch Islamic State Beheading Video

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

The Metropolitan Police have issued an extraordinary warning today that anyone viewing or sharing a graphic video of the beheading of a US journalist ...

A Second Journalist Appeared In The IS Beheading Video. Here's Who He Is

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

As the family of James Foley mourn the loss of the reporter beheaded on camera by radical jihadists, fears remain high for Steven Joel Sotloff, an abd...

Most People Seriously Cannot Believe The New York Post's Front Page On James Foley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

Amid appeals from James Foley's family not to watch or distribute images of the freelance reporter's brutal murder at the hands of Isis jihadist, the ...

'Once You Step Over The Border, It Doesn't Matter Who You Are'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

James Foley, the US journalist who was beheaded by ISIS jihadists, was one of the region's most experienced correspondents in reporting from hostile e...

This Is The Way We Should Remember James Foley..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants, was an exceptionally brave reporter who went into a conflict zone that has less than ...

Beheading Video Shows British IS Militants 'Among Most Vicious'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

British extremists are among the most "most vicious and vociferous fighters" in the Islamic State's (IS) ranks in Syria and Iraq, a jihadism expert ha...