Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society and an author, most recently of Bloody Sunday: Truth, lies and the Saville Inquiry.

Emma Rice’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Exit Emma Rice, and does anyone care?

25 October 2016 19:47

The exit of Emma Rice from her position as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe is a happy day for Shakespeare…

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Louis Smith’s ‘show trial’ on Loose Women is emblematic of our dimwit-run times

14 October 2016 14:01

Both Brendan and I have written about the strange martyrdom of Louis Smith.  But here is an ugly coda. As…

Why are some trying to turn life into one big hate-crime?

10 October 2016 17:14

After voting for Brexit earlier this year did you come over all homophobic? I mean after you did all the…

<> on January 12, 2015 in Paris, France.

The great conundrum for the Islamophobia lobby

6 October 2016 17:28

It is a shame that ‘subversion’ of the state is no longer a crime in Britain.  One result of it…

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The Spectator took on Chancellor Merkel and President Erdogan – and won

4 October 2016 16:37

Hurray!  It is not often one gets good news, but here is some.  Jan Boehmermann, the German comedian who read…


The ‘academics’ criticising the Prevent strategy are nothing of the sort

2 October 2016 8:32

This is how the madness spreads. While some politicians of the left continue to pretend that the situation in the…

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When Boris finally meets Erdogan, I hope they discuss his rude poem

26 September 2016 19:14

In March of this year the Turkish government complained about an item on German television which was critical of Recep…

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters

Can President Rouhani really be described as a ‘moderate’?

25 September 2016 9:30

Mark Twain once said that if you give a man a reputation as an early-riser he can sleep in till…

The Islamophobic attacks you don’t hear about

22 September 2016 15:54

Incidents of ‘Islamophobia’ are really getting out of hand in Britain. In fact there has been such a wave of…

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The ‘cultural appropriation’ brigade can’t even cope with fiction

15 September 2016 14:22

Here is one of those stories that matters even though it preoccupies the Guardian.  Last week the celebrated novelist Lionel Shriver gave…


Sarkozy’s tough talk on Islamic radicalisation lacks conviction

12 September 2016 18:13

The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, has announced that the French police and intelligence services have identified 15,000 people across…


Are Isis Islamic? Hillary Clinton seems to think so

9 September 2016 9:08

Here’s a strange thing. In a TV interview on Thursday morning, Hillary Clinton said that Isis want Donald Trump to…

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Keith Vaz’s rent boys have done a valuable political job

6 September 2016 10:52

Why do people always fall from grace for the wrong reasons? I had always hoped that if Keith Vaz finally fell…


The burkini ban is a political ruse

24 August 2016 13:34

Private Eye used to run a column called the ‘Neo-philes’, listing some of the endless cases of hacks saying ‘X…

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It’s a bad day for Anjem Choudary – and a good day for secular law

16 August 2016 18:10

So farewell then Anjem Choudary.  At least for a few years.  Britain’s biggest loudmouth Islamist has finally been convicted in…


Why the Prevent strategy isn’t the problem

12 August 2016 18:04

Earlier this week the Times had a leader column entitled ‘Protect Prevent’.  As a defence of the government’s counter-extremism strategy it…

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The gay community is in denial about Islamism

9 August 2016 17:20

It is almost two months since Omar Mateen walked around the Pulse nightclub in Florida, gunning people down while shouting…

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The post-terror ‘good news’ story came from Islam’s most persecuted sect

1 August 2016 18:37

A few months back, after the Brussels terrorist attacks, I pointed out on Coffee House that there is a certain routine…

Special police officers secure a street near the house where a Syrian man lived before the explosion in Ansbach (AP)

Terror is the new normal for Germany and France

25 July 2016 13:30

Update: This piece was written yesterday and so is already out of date. This morning two armed men entered a church near Rouen during…

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Britain must avoid importing America’s culture of violence

21 July 2016 12:23

A couple of weeks ago I watched a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in the centre of London. It was a…


When the French mood finally snaps, Marine Le Pen will be waiting

19 July 2016 17:13

Last Friday I noted that you don’t have to go back many months to get the latest mass-casualty terrorist atrocity…


We need to tackle attacks like the one in Nice from the root

15 July 2016 17:49

The BBC headline says it all: ‘The killing of 84 people celebrating Bastille Day is the worst attack on France…


MPs must stop indulging their bizarre Andrea Leadsom fantasy

7 July 2016 11:48

A specific nightmare keeps occurring to me.  It is an episode of Prime Minister’s Questions in which Jeremy Corbyn and…

It’s time for our warring politicians to wake up to what really matters

3 July 2016 18:34

Well I might as well say publicly what I’ve been saying to everyone who will listen privately for the last…

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We need to tell EU nationals that they can stay in the UK

26 June 2016 16:43

It is now almost three days since David Cameron announced his resignation. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been in…