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Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society and an author, most recently of Islamophilia.

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‘Religion of peace’ is not a harmless platitude

27 June 2015 8:51

The West’s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each bloody Islamist assault. In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly… Continue reading

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Some gay people are right-wing. Get over it!

25 June 2015 13:33

Is being gay ‘left-wing’?  You wouldn’t have thought so.  If being gay is something which some people just are then there is no obvious reason why gays should not be… Continue reading

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A British policeman shouldn’t take orders from a radical Islamist preacher

23 June 2015 16:58

Each year Anjem Choudary earns more in benefits than a soldier does starting off in our armed forces. This is a fact I never tire of pointing out – especially… Continue reading

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People's Assembly Against Austerity Hold Demonstration And Festival

A trip to Greece might make Charlotte Church fear national debt

22 June 2015 17:11

It is amazing what some people are willing to listen to on a Saturday.  I have just watched Charlotte Church’s speech to the small fringe of ‘anti-austerity’ activists in Westminster… Continue reading

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Baroness Warsi arrives in Downing Street to attend a weekly cabinet meeting on April 8, 2014 in London, England.

Sayeeda Warsi is part of the jihadist emigration problem

17 June 2015 10:40

Honestly. No sooner have I filed a piece than along comes Sayeeda Warsi to help prove my point. Yesterday morning she popped up because another three sisters and their nine… Continue reading

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Kashmiri protesters hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), during a protest against Israeli military operations in Gaza, on July 18, 2014 in Srinagar, India

If you’re thinking of making an off-colour joke in modern Britain, you’d be off better joining ISIS

16 June 2015 11:46

Should we feel sorry for people who join barbarian jihadist groups like ISIS? I ask because I had always assumed that people who volunteered to join gangs which specialise in… Continue reading

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If I was Asghar Bukhari, I’d hold onto both of my shoes very tightly

14 June 2015 11:34

The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) is a strange beast. Its membership largely consists of Asghar Bukhari and his brother. Occasionally another person appears on television claiming an affiliation to… Continue reading

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Pupils Make The Grade At Private Schools

Is there absolutely nothing that can spook the diversity advocates?

12 June 2015 16:04

Today’s Times carries an interesting story. A new report from the Department of Education reveals that: ‘Almost one in three of England’s primary school children is from an ethnic minority… Continue reading

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Rape culture, Rotherham and double standards

11 June 2015 18:12

Freddy’s blog on the so-called ‘rape culture’ that we in Western democracies are all meant to be struggling under reminds me of an unwittingly important moment on BBC3 last year. … Continue reading

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A conversation with Jonathan Sacks

4 June 2015 10:09

The former Chief Rabbi, Lord (Jonathan) Sacks, is one of the most interesting thinkers, writers and speakers about today.  His interventions into the public debate rarely fail to encourage thought,… Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch in the Liberty campaign

Liberty’s ‘Human Rights’ campaign uses luvvies to spread misinformation

28 May 2015 16:35

Does anybody else remember life in Britain before the year 2000?  Despite the distressing increase in the number of walking, talking human beings one meets who were born since the… Continue reading

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Will Theresa May allow Muhammad Salah to enter the UK?

22 May 2015 15:05

Unencumbered by the regressive Liberal Democrats, the new government has already managed to start taking extremism seriously.  The counter-extremism legislation which the Lib Dems managed to stall will be included in… Continue reading

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Earl Grey appealing to the Bench of Bishops in the House of Lords to pass the Reform Bill (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty)

Secularists need to prioritise their targets

20 May 2015 17:06

I was on the BBC on Sunday morning discussing the government’s new counter-extremism legislation. Unusually for a discussion on this area the debate seemed to me to be constructive and engaging. … Continue reading

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This election campaign has shown a democracy in a horrible state of disrepair

6 May 2015 10:47

It is often said that we get the politicians we deserve. But throughout this election I have kept wondering, ‘Are we really as bad as all this?’ The answer must… Continue reading

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If Ed Miliband makes ‘Islamophobia’ illegal, I volunteer to test the new law immediately

27 April 2015 12:57

I am out of the country at the moment and I see that Ed Miliband has used the opportunity to ‘say’ in an interview with the ‘Muslim News’ that he… Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman tells the demonstrators they have won and should go home. 3rd September 2011.

The fall of Lutfur Rahman shows the power of brave campaigning journalism

23 April 2015 22:20

So farewell then Lutfur Rahman. On Thursday the Islamist-aligned Mayor of Tower Hamlets was found guilty of electoral fraud. The poll in which he was ‘elected’ has been declared void… Continue reading

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Boris Johnson during a visit to the Husseini Mosque in 2008 (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty)

Islamic extremism doesn’t need a rebrand

21 April 2015 11:11

I have been wondering why nobody so far in this election seems to have made any mention of what most people recognise to be the biggest security problem facing this… Continue reading

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The Green Party Launch Their Election Manifesto

What’s more disturbing than a group of discredited old Nazis? The Green Party

20 April 2015 16:05

Yesterday’s Mail on Sunday had an interesting account of a meeting in London of Nazis, neo-Nazis, British National Party types and anti—Semites of various other hues. The paper infiltrated the meeting and exposed… Continue reading

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A statue of Edward Snowden is seen at the Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on April 6, 2015.  A group of artists on Monday installed a bust of the fugitive US intelligence analyst before authorities quickly removed the illicit statue (Photo: Jewel Samad/Getty)

Snowden now faces the traitor’s fate – worship from hipsters and Hollywood

7 April 2015 18:05

New York Brooklyn is the hipster heaven of New York, which is perhaps why it was there that a bust of Edward Snowden was unveiled yesterday.  Not that it stayed… Continue reading

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Abase Hussen. Photo: PA.

Is Britain losing the war against radical Islam?

30 March 2015 13:36

Some stories are almost too predictable. Take this one. Three schoolgirls from Britain disappear to Syria, apparently in order to join Islamic State and become ‘jihad brides’, or more precisely… Continue reading

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Is London’s ‘diversity’ to blame for its ‘unprogressive’ views on homosexuality?

19 March 2015 18:41

I have been most interested in recent posts here by Alex Massie and Matthew Parris.  Here is a poll which might interest them both. YouGov recently carried out a survey… Continue reading

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Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah (Photo: Hassan Ammar/Getty)

Meet Saudi Arabia’s top cleric. Like Isis, he also thinks churches should be destroyed

18 March 2015 16:39

Today a quick game of ‘spot the difference.’ First, here are some photos, released yesterday, of Isis pulling down the crosses on ancient churches and desecrating Christian holy sites in Mosul,… Continue reading

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Israel Heads To The Polls As The Election Is Too Close To Call

We can’t just blame Benjamin Netanyahu for the lack of peace in the Middle East

18 March 2015 15:13

The re-election of Benjamin (‘Bibi’) Netanyahu in Israel has not gone down well in the chancelleries of Europe, let alone the White House. During his terms of office, a majority… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg has damaged Britain’s counter-extremism strategies

17 March 2015 19:04

There is some fuss around the publication delay on the government’s review into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK.  But why the fuss?  After all, if other… Continue reading

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This new crowdsourcing site allows anyone to use their skills to advance basic human rights

16 March 2015 17:36

One of the questions I most often get asked is: ‘What can I do?’  If you agree that actual liberals are the only palatable future in authoritarian societies and also… Continue reading

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