UK Terrorist

Is Pavlo Lapshyn a Terrorist? Not According To Most Media

Steve Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Steve Rose

Pavlo Lapshyn committed acts of terror and carried out 'terror offences'. He is cold, calculating and extremely dangerous. Yet, according to most media, he is not a terrorist.

Northern Ireland Mortar 'Had Helicopter Target'

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A bid by dissident republicans to attack a police helicopter near the Irish border may have been foiled, it emerged tonight. A mortar device pointi...

Time for an Honest Conversation

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

Anjem Choudary does not have a job, receives state benefits to support his family, and spends his time spouting all sorts of rubbish including his hatred for this country, his desire to take money from the non-Muslims, his declaration of global Jihad against everyone, and his glorification of violence and death. Why is Anjem Choudary still freely walking our streets?

Lockerbie Wreckage Returns To Scotland Nearly 25 Years On

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Wreckage from the jumbo jet blown up over Lockerbie has been returned to Scotland almost 25 years after the terrorist atrocity. The torn fuselage o...

The Enemy Within

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

America needs to find a way to grapple with the tensions of immigration reform and its desire to remain an open and welcoming society or risk becoming a society that eliminates all its freedoms in the name of protecting against terror.

A Letter to the Boston Bomber

Matt Carr | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

Are you a Muslim? Are you a member of 'al Qaeda' or a 'jihadist' with AQ 'linkages' ? Were you 'inspired' or 'radicalized' after listening to sermons by some firebrand preacher in Yemen or a holiday in Pakistan? Are you a foreign import or a 'homegrown' terrorist?

Boston Bombings: The West's Selective Grieving

Assed Baig | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Assed Baig

On the same day as the Boston bombings at least 33 were killed and 160 wounded in a string of bomb attacks across Iraq. Attacks which did not take place before the US led invasion of the country. The same media coverage was not afforded to the dead in Iraq, nor did Obama seek to comment on the issue.

The EU Arms Embargo on Syria Is Not Fit for Purpose

Sir Malcolm Rifkind | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Malcolm Rifkind

In August last year, I wrote an op-ed for the International Herald Tribune calling for Western powers to arm the Syrian insurgents. Over six months later, the case is even more compelling than before.

Hazara Massacres

Lord Avebury | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Avebury

A meeting in the House of Lords today will consider the latest in a series of massacres of the Hazara people in the Pakistan province of Balochistan, and its connection with the wider sectarian attacks on Shi'as throughout Pakistan.

Endgame: Syria - Reducing The Civil War To A Game Is Unhelpful And Distasteful

Planet Ivy | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Tech
Planet Ivy

Endgame: Syria is a new online strategy game based on the present war in Syria. The company who produced it, Auroch Digital, has been making news-based games for a few months as part of their 'Game The News' project.

British Jihadists In Syria Are 'A Threat To The West'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Politics

Islamist extremists fighting the Assad regime in Syria could carry out terrorist attacks in the UK, William Hague has warned. Syria has now become ...

Mind the AQIM Hype: Facts and Public Fears Are at Odds Over a Changing Al Qaeda

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

The Al Qaeda movement doubtless remains lethal, virulent and wholly requiring of the coordinated international response that just prevented Mali from collapse and subjugation. But it is also being incrementally pushed into an age more like the 1990s...

Film Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Jack Pelling | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

Katherine Bigelow's follow up to her Oscar winning The Hurt Locker was a film about the hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Ladin, which due to a significant and unignorable event in the real-life narrative, quickly became a film about the demise of Osama Bin Ladin. 

And Al-Qa'eda Laughed

Robert Mercer-Nairne | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Mercer-Nairne

Every strike by a Western power that kills innocent civilians serves to turn even middle class Arabs, who might otherwise be sympathetic towards Western values, into closet Islamists.

Abu Qatada: The Asset We Can't Get Rid of

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

If the government is serious about Qatada's terrorist credentials - and it should be - they should be pursuing a solid legal effort to put the al-Qaeda puppet master behind bars for good, in this country, under specific charges that address the totality of his support for mass death.

Five Charged With Terrorism Offences In London

PA | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Five people have been charged with terrorism offences following investigations by the Metropolitan Police's counter terrorism command, the force said ...

Fugitive Japanese Cult Member Arrested In Tokyo

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

Katsuya Takahashi, the last remaining fugitive of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, which committed the 1995 nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, has ...

Underwear Bomber Who Foiled Al Qaeda Plot 'Is British National'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK

An undercover agent who foiled an al Qaeda plot to blow up a airliner with an underwear bomb is a British national, it was reported tonight. UK int...

Double Agent Al Qaeda Bomber Carried 'Undetectable' Explosives

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK

An Al Qaeda suicide bomber dispatched from Yemen to down a passenger plane with military-grade explosives was actually a double-agent recruited by for...

Osama Bin Laden's Last Words Published Online

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Letters seized from Osama Bin Laden's Pakistani hideout expose the Al Qaeda leader's frustration with his jihadi "brothers" and his inability to contr...

Time to Free 'American Taliban'

Nick Ryan | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK
Nick Ryan

The catalyst for this piece was the on-going trial of the Norwegian killer, Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 mostly-young people in a bombing and shooting outrage last summer

Babar Ahmad Case Tramples on Law and Fair Play

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

No legal case in recent times has created as many strong feelings and controversy in Britain as that of Babar Ahmad. Whilst some of our senior politicians have expressed their delight at this verdict, this case raises serious questions about the fairness of justice in Britain.

Israel Vows To 'Attack Those Who Attack Us' After Rocket Fired At Holiday Resort

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK

A rocket attack has been launched on the Israeli city of Eilat, a seaside resort popular with Britons and the venue for the European Triathlon Champio...

Al Qaeda Hacked: Web Forums Offline In Suspected Cyber Attack

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Tech

A suspected cyber attack has taken Al Qaeda's web discussion forums offline for the longest period since they were set up eight years ago. The foru...

Abu Qatada Deportation: Theresa May To Fly To Jordan 'Soon' To Strike A Deal

PA | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Theresa May is to visit Jordan "very, very soon" to try to strike a deal over the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada. Home Office Minister Ja...