Jessica Elgot

Should We Allow Mentally Ill 'Lone Wolves' To Call Themselves A Terrorist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

It was the week where at times it felt the world was falling down in flames, beginning with a 16-hour siege at a cafe in Sydney, where 17 innocent wor...

'Angel of Woolwich' Detained Under Mental Health Act

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

A woman who was dubbed the "Angel of Woolwich" for confronting the killers of soldier Lee Rigby has been detained under the Mental Health Act. Ingrid ...

'Angel Of Woolwich' In Race Abuse Probe

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

A woman who was dubbed the "Angel of Woolwich" for confronting the killers of soldier Lee Rigby is facing a police investigation over an allegation of...

Islamophobia - Bigotry or Hypocrisy?

Yousef Dar | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Yousef Dar

A lot has been written about this topic, is it real or is it a figment of the imagination of Muslims. Islamophobia has been on the rise for some thre...

Issuing Statements Condemning Terrorism Is Not Enough to Dismantle Extremist Narratives

Sara Khan | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sara Khan

On Thursday it was widely reported that Adebolajo's brother Jeremiah warned of more attacks to come. We can take measures like banning external preachers but this will do little to extinguish the ideas that drive such acts of violence and hate.

The Woolwich Killers Must Not Be Allowed to Drive a Wedge Between Communities

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

As we move into 2014, we hope that both Far Right and Al-Qaeda influenced groups and individuals realise that we collectively as communities, will not allow them to drive a wedge between us as residents and neighbours. Collectively, we can also counter their belief that a clash of civilisations is inevitable. It is not and we alone can prove them wrong.

'He's Going To Kill Me'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A court has heard about the dramatic moment one of the suspects in the Lee Rigby murder trial was shot as he charged at police. An armed officer sa...

Lee Rigby The Victim Of 'Cowardly' Murder, Court Hears

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Lee Rigby was the victim of a "cowardly and callous murder" a jury in the trial of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale has heard. The 25-year-...

Mosque Fire-Bomb: Man Found Guilty Over Lee Rigby Woolwich Revenge Attack

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

A man has been found guilty of helping two former soldiers fire-bomb a mosque as a reprisal for the killing of soldier Lee Rigby. Stuart Harness, ...

'My World Just Crashed'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

Lee Rigby's heartbroken mother has revealed she desperately tried to reach her son by phone for 12 hours before being told he had been killed in the h...

Woolwich Murder Suspect 'Pushed Against Window'

PA | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was pushed heavily against a window by prison officers, knocking out two of his teeth, his brother has claim...

Woolwich Suspect Assaulted In Prison

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

One of the men suspected of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby has been assaulted in prison. The Prison Service would not comment on reports that he lost ...

An 'Unholy War' Against Muslims?

Julian Bond | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Bond

We need alternatives. People need to meet instead of fear each other, exchange dialogue rather than hurl insults or fire bombs, build a peaceful society united by common values, rather than one divided by hatred.

PICTURES: Saying Goodbye To 'Riggers'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

Hundreds of well-wishers have honoured murdered soldier Lee Rigby at a vigil on the eve of his funeral. Comrades, forces veterans and members of th...

After Woolwich: Who Are Our Leaders Against Hate?

Stephen Shashoua | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Shashoua

As with other horrible tragedies, when the glare of media has dissipated, the effects remain and are added to a long list of issues that we must confront. It will always be a challenge, but with the right kind of leadership the challenge will be easier to overcome.

'Have A Drink In The Heroes Bar, We'll Raise A Glass To The Sky'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

Drummer Lee Rigby's family should have been planning his birthday celebrations this week, but instead, they are planning his funeral, weeks after he w...

Ending Hate and the 'War on Terror'

Bettina Gronblom | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Bettina Gronblom

We are caught in a spiral of fear, leading to more violence and not leaving enough room for love. So a big real part of the 'war on terror' is one which takes place within us. It is one where we let our fears lead us to hate. 'Fighting' our own fears then becomes the war worth fighting and the way we can stop this cycle of violence. And we need to start uplifting others along with us.

Do Not Downplay Anti-Muslim Hatred Whether Online or Offline

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

Tell MAMA has recorded over 200 anti-Muslim incidents, both online and offline in nature, during the post-Woolwich period. Such incidents have included targeted hate statements and anti-Muslim abuse, through to property being damaged, anti-Muslim literature being circulated and mosques being targeted.

Woolwich Reflection From An Army Wife

Amanda Prowse | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK
Amanda Prowse

As an army wife, I think of Lee's death in the way that I think of all 444 service personnel that have died on operations in Afghanistan, with a heavy heart and a nagging thought that it was a tragic waste of a young and promising life.

Student Sentenced After Tweeting People In Help For Heroes T-Shirts 'Deserve To Be Beheaded'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student who tweeted that people wearing Help for Heroes t-shirts "deserved to be beheaded" as news broke of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, was arr...

Muslim Groups Fear 'Wave Of Attacks'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Muslim groups have called on authorities to take serious action against anti-Islamic attacks and say they fear a wave of reprisals in the wake of the ...

'I'm A Man, I'm A Soldier, I'm A British Citizen'

PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

One of the men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby has told the Old Bailey: "I'm a man, I'm a soldier, I'm a British citizen." Appearing via vid...

The Second Tragedy of Woolwich

Minesh Parekh | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

Some people say Britain is a responsible, tolerant country, proud of its multicultural heritage. I don't see it. I see the national press and an alarming amount of people willing to demonize the faith of 1.4 billion people because of the actions of a very small minority.

Dr Matthew Goodwin Interview: 'British Politics Is Entering a Pessimistic Phase'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

Economies are in free-fall, unemployment is high, and extremist parties are gaining support by using viscous anti-immigrant rhetoric. The similarities are obvious. But forDr Matthew Goodwin, Britain's leading expert on the far-right comparing the Europe of the early 1930s with the Europe of today is simplistic.

Felicity A Morse

LOOK: Muslims Pay Tribute To Lee Ribgy Alongside EDL

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

It might seem a provocative pairing, but when the English Defence League marched with Islamic charity Jimas to pay tribute to Lee Rigby, the protest w...