In this exclusive report for BBC Inside Out, journalist Emma Vardy follows the story of six British Muslim men from Portsmouth who left the UK to fight jihad in Syria with ISIS. This episode of Inside Out includes interviews with deputy editor of 5Pillarz Dilly Hussain, Imam Monawer Hussain [...]
A shocking video that apparently shows a New York police officer pushing two Muslim men up against a wall just because of how they are dressed has sparked fury online. YouTuber Adam Saleh uploaded the video to the internet after claiming he had had enough of police officers “racially profiling” [...]
Press TV’s correspondent in Turkey, Serena Shim, has been killed in what the Iranian news channel calls a “suspicious car accident” near the Turkey-Syria border. Shim was killed on Sunday as she was on a working mission in Turkey to cover the ongoing war in the strategic Syrian town of [...]
A short film produced by Tell MAMA and Faith Matters for UK National Hate Crime Week 2014.
Humza Arshad, whose Diary of a Badman video series on YouTube has gained more than 40 million hits, has teamed up with the counter-terrorism police to produce a 15 minute film to warn young British Muslims of the dangers of being groomed by extremist ideology. The film, which is called [...]
International speaker and researcher, Hamza Tzortzis, says that the biggest form of terrorism is “state backed terrorism”. The lecture which was delivered last year, explains how the 20th century was the bloodiest period in human history, with the death toll surpassing 87.5 million as a result of “politically motivated wars”. [...]
A short video filmed by a worshipper when Israeli police stormed Masjid Al-Aqsa last week. Israeli security forces used tear gas and stun grenades when they raided Masjid Al-Aqsa on Wednesday 8 October in a bid to drive worshippers from the site, and allow illegal Jewish settlers to enter the [...]
Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed British Muslims to a Downing Street reception to mark Eid al-Adha last week.
West Midlands Police statement regarding the release of Moazzam Begg who was arrested in February on Syria-related terrorism charges. Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale of West Midlands Police explains that there was insufficient evidence to charge and take Mr Begg to court. He acknowledged that community relations had been affected [...]
In her speech today to the Conservative Party conference Home Secretary Theresa May vowed to crack down on British Muslims who travel to Iraq and Syria to fight. In her 30 minute speech she said that ISIS presents a clear danger to Britain and must be destroyed. She said ISIS [...]
Egypt’s President Sisi, who came to power through a military coup, has called for the strengthening of the nation state and the elimination of extremism and terrorism in the Middle East. In a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups, he said that forces in the region were [...]
The emir of Qatar slams Israel and Syria for human rights abuses during his speech to the UN General Assembly. He also calls for reconciliation in Iraq, Libya and Yemen.
US soldiers in uniform sing, dancing and worship at Camp Pendleton in California. As the US prepares to lead a coalition into war against the Islamic State, the US soldiers chant “There’s no God like Jehovah!” “There’s no God like Jehovah!” over and over again while exuberantly singing a Christian [...]
Parliament has backed British participation in air strikes against ISIS in Iraq. After a seven-hour debate, MPs voted for military action by 524 votes to 43. The Conservatives, Lib Dems and Labour leaderships all backed air strikes although some MPs expressed concerns about where it would lead and the prospect [...]
Deputy Editor of 5Pillarz, Dilly Hussain is interviewed by Russia Today on the ISIS “terror threat” to Europe due to US-led military airstrikes in Syria. The Dutch government announced on Wednesday that it will be sending six F-16 fighter jets to assist the US-led campaign against ISIS in Syria. Dilly draws comparisons [...]
A Jamaican-based cleric who supports ISIS has made a plea to the group to free British aid worker, Alan Henning. Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal said that according to Shariah law, ISIS is not allowed to kill a sympathiser to Islam. He said: “Instead we were commanded by Allah to deal with [...]
Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama outlined steps world leaders should take against “violent extremist” groups such as ISIS. He also criticised Russia for its conflict with Ukraine.
American Muslim scholar Hamza Yusuf delivers a sermon describing ISIS fighters as “khawarij” who have nothing to do with Islam. He says that Islam is being taken over by “stupid young boys” who get their information from google, while ignoring the ulama who have spent their lives studying religion.
This video is the account of a young Muslim teenager whose house was raided as part of the “anti-terror raids” conducted by the Australian authorities on Thursday 18 September 2014. The raids were “the largest yet conducted” in Australia and have stirred considerable controversy. They come against the background of [...]
Young British Muslims at Active Change Foundation show their solidarity against ISIS and their actions.
Shaykh Haitham Al-Haddad (MRDF/Islam21c), Abu Eesa Niamatullah (Al Maghrib Institute) and Imam Shakeel Begg (Lewisham Islamic Centre) clarify the Islamic position on the threat of execution made to Alan Henning by ISIS.
Having travelled to Syria since 2004 alone with her children, Ibtihal Bsis finally crossed the Syrian border with her husband, who was wanted by the Assad regime, for the first time after the revolution. She has since made the same journey in 2013, and has just returned from the region. [...]
British journalist John Cantlie who is currently being held as a prisoner by ISIS has issued a video message regarding “facts” that the western media has ignored. John Cantlie who has worked for the Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph and The Sun was abducted by ISIS on November 2012 in Syria. [...]
The charity which Alan Henning was working with when he was kidnapped in Syria has made a direct appeal to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for his release. Al-Fatiha Global made a video in which they described taxi driver Mr Henning, 47, as an innocent man who was trying to help Muslims. [...]