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Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring




British ISIS militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria'




French ex-hostage of ISIL 'knows' James Foley's killer




Leaders Express Outrage as Britain Tries to Identify Beheaded Journalist's Killer




The Islamic State militant shown beheading US journalist James Foley in a recent IS propaganda video is said to be a Londoner called "John" who guards IS' Western hostages in Raqqah, Syria; UK authorities are working with the FBI in tracking him down and have asked Londoners to help identify him. Khadijah Dare, 22, a Lewisham woman married to a Swedish IS fighter who calls himself Abu Bakr, has reportedly vowed to become the first woman to behead a British or US prisoner; she is thought to be in Syria with her husband and three-year-old son. Brustchom Ziamani, 19, a Congolese convert to Islam, was arrested in Camberwell on Aug. 19 while carrying a bag with a hammer and a knife wrapped in an Islamic flag; he has been charged with preparing terrorist acts. The suspect had told another person he intended to commit a Lee Rigby-type attack on military or government personnel.




ISIS Pressed for Ransom Before Killing Journalist




Foreign Secretary Hammond said the Islamic State jihadist whose videotaped murder of US journalist James Foley was published yesterday appears to be British, and warned that "there are a significant number of British nationals in Syria and Iraq operating with extremist organisations" and accordingly the Islamic State presents "a direct threat to the UK's national security." The regional officer for the national head teachers' union said individuals involved in the Trojan Horse plot to impose Islamist teaching in Birmingham schools may still be operating in the schools despite recent efforts to remove them.




Scholars call for Christian safe haven in Iraq




Defense Secretary Fallon said the RAF's efforts in Iraq against the Islamic State could last weeks or months, as it "is not simply a humanitarian mission," but vowed that the British Army would not have boots on the ground in Iraq. Prime Minister Cameron issued a statement on Aug. 16 asserting that the fight against the Islamic State is "a generational struggle against a poisonous and extremist ideology," and said it calls for a tough military response, an intelligent political course, and fortitude.




UK report into Muslim Brotherhood delayed: Financial Times




UK prime minister: Our generational struggle against a poisonous ideology




Britain to Keep Up Iraq Surveillance Flights




UN Approves Measure to Combat al Qaeda Fighters




Iraq crisis: Philip Hammond says UK would consider arming Kurds




British 'jihadist' describes his plan to go to Iraq or Syria to fight




Kenya police say trail gone cold in 'white widow' hunt




Scotland Yard chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said about half of the estimated 500 British jihadists in Syria and Iraq are from London, and warned that the task of addressing the threat posed by their return to the UK should not be underestimated. UK jihadist Nasser Muthana, an Islamic State fighter, posted photos of IEDs he made in Syria on social media. British police are investigating the distribution of leaflets on London's Oxford Street urging Muslims to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State.




Iraq crisis: International boost to arms and aid supply




New details on Afghan insider attack that killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene




ISIS persecution of Iraqi Christians has become genocide, say religious leaders