Author: Nafeez Ahmed

Whistleblower exposes how NATO’s leading ally is arming and funding ISIS

Whistleblower exposes how NATO’s leading ally is arming and funding ISIS

+ Turkey’s intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, named as member of terror group linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS + Turkish intelligence directly supplied military aid to ISIS for years + Turkish government siphoned military supplies to ISIS through humanitarian relief agency + ISIS fighters, including al-Baghadi’s deputy, received free medical treatment in Turkey and “protection” from Turkish police + Head of ISIS in Turkey received […]

Documents reveal David Cameron’s own office has ties to far right extremists banned by Theresa May

Documents reveal David Cameron’s own office has ties to far right extremists banned by Theresa May

Documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) confirm that the Office of the Prime Minister had direct communications with a notorious anti-Muslim campaigner, linked to far-right extremists in the US and Europe. Some of the members of this far-right network have been banned by the Home Office due to their inflammatory views about Muslims. The revelations will raise questions about […]

Here’s how Chilcot will whitewash the Iraq War

Here’s how Chilcot will whitewash the Iraq War

The long awaited report from the UK government’s inquiry into the decision to go to war in Iraq is going to be released on Wednesday. But make no mistake: the process was designed from the start to let decision-makers off the hook for their roles in an illegal invasion that has destroyed a country and paved the way for the […]

‘War on terror’ in Yemen has literally quadrupled al-Qaeda terror

‘War on terror’ in Yemen has literally quadrupled al-Qaeda terror

The State Department’s new Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 reveals that al-Qaeda has quadrupled its presence in Yemen due to Saudi Arabia’s brutal military intervention. Other sources, including a senior Dutch foreign ministry official, say that al-Qaeda is being directly supported by the Western-backed Saudis. The latest Country Reports, released on 2nd June, estimates the number of al-Qaeda in the […]

BBC Deobandi ‘investigation’ was authored by editor who secretly briefed Whitehall

BBC Deobandi ‘investigation’ was authored by editor who secretly briefed Whitehall

Interviewee says BBC’s reporting misrepresented him. The BBC has exclusively confirmed to INSURGE intelligence that a news report claiming to have discovered widespread extremism amongst Muslim Deobandi communities in Britain, was produced by a BBC editor who had secretly briefed Whitehall officials in February. An INSURGE investigation published on Wednesday revealed that the BBC’s portrayal of Deobandi mosques in the […]

The man who brought jihad to Britain, did so thanks to MI6

The man who brought jihad to Britain, did so thanks to MI6

A BBC ‘investigation’ into Deobandi extremism bears the hallmarks of Whitehall propaganda. “The radicalisation of Britain’s Muslim youth of Pakistani origin began in the mid-1990s with the full knowledge and complicity of British and US intelligence agencies.” — B. Raman, former head of the counter-terrorism division at India’s foreign intelligence agency, RAW, from 1988 to 1994 Last week, BBC News […]

The Astonishingly Crap Science of ‘Counter-Extremism’

The Astonishingly Crap Science of ‘Counter-Extremism’

A new United Nations report published this February has criticised prevalent approaches to countering ‘radicalisation’ as ineffective, conceptually flawed, and more likely to reinforce extremist narratives than prevent them. The report to the UN Human Rights Council is authored by Ben Emmerson QC, the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights. Emmerson is a leading British lawyer, deputy […]

‘Chilling Effect’ of Mass Surveillance Is Silencing Dissent’

‘Chilling Effect’ of Mass Surveillance Is Silencing Dissent’

Thanks largely to whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, most Americans now realize that the intelligence community monitors and archives all sorts of online behaviors of both foreign nationals and US citizens. But did you know that the very fact that you know this could have subliminally stopped you from speaking out online on issues you care about? Now research […]

Edward Snowden: ‘we must seize the means of communication’ to protect basic freedoms

Edward Snowden: ‘we must seize the means of communication’ to protect basic freedoms

A gathering of journalists, hackers and whistleblowers in Berlin this weekend heard former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, Edward Snowden, issue a call for citizens to find ways to take direct control over the information technologies we use everyday. The Logan Symposium, organized by the Center for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) based in Goldsmiths University, London, also heard from Wikileaks publisher […]

Saudi war for Yemen oil pipeline is empowering al-Qaeda, Islamic State

Saudi war for Yemen oil pipeline is empowering al-Qaeda, Islamic State

Secret cable and Dutch government official confirm that Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen is partly motivated by an ambitious US-backed pipeline fantasy. Nearly 3,000 civilians have been slaughtered and a million displaced in Saudi Arabia’s noble aerial bombardment of Yemen, which is backed by the United States and Britain. Over 14 million Yemenis face food insecurity – a jump of […]