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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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Jeremy Corbyn isn’t alone in thinking that Osama bin Laden’s death was ‘a tragedy’

1 September 2015 8:45

The news that Jeremy Corbyn thought the death of Osama bin Laden ‘a tragedy‘ because he was never put on trial is not very surprising. Nor is it as far-out-there as… Continue reading

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Labour Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally for supporters at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on August 25, 2015 in Southampton, England.

Has Jeremy Corbyn ever bothered to speak to ‘the other side’?

31 August 2015 12:53

I had a piece in the Sunday Times yesterday about Jeremy Corbyn and the dodgy excuse he and his spokespeople use whenever he is caught with another IRA terrorist, Holocaust-denier,… Continue reading

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The left is rapidly losing its moral authority on racism

19 August 2015 16:04

On Monday, Jeremy Corbyn was questioned by Channel 4 News about yet another Holocaust denier and anti-Semite of his acquaintance.  And now the BBC’s World at One has asked Corbyn about another.… Continue reading

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At least Labour is still a party worth crashing

17 August 2015 16:02

The Labour party includes many sensible and intelligent people who want what is best for our country.  But all of them are currently gnawing their hands and weeping into their… Continue reading

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Sectarian tension between the minority Shia community and the dominant Sunni groups in the UK is increasing

Muslims in the UK are attacking mosques. Does that make them Islamophobic?

14 August 2015 17:53

The Times today reports that leading Muslim clerics in the UK are warning that ‘religious sectarianism is on the rise in Britain’s Muslim community and threatens to spill over into… Continue reading

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‘Life in Squares’ reminds us that the Bloomsbury Group liked sex. That’s about it

12 August 2015 18:15

I didn’t have very high hopes for ‘Life In Squares’ (the BBC three-parter about the Bloomsbury circle which concluded this week).  But the first episode stuck me as promising.  The… Continue reading

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I can see your halo (Photo: Ben Stansall/Getty)

We are still blinded by the ‘halo effect’

6 August 2015 17:31

Every age has people protected by a certain ‘halo effect’? At points in the past members of the clergy might have been said to enjoy the advantage. More recently it… Continue reading

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A supporter of the Islamist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir (Photo: Adek Berry/Getty)

Here’s more evidence that the left might be screwed

4 August 2015 14:33

Friends of mine who still call themselves ‘liberals’ or ‘leftists’ occasionally confide in me that they think the left might be screwed.  Depending on how I feel on that particular… Continue reading

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Owen Jones (Photo: Dan Dennison/Getty)

What is it with the far-left and violence?

28 July 2015 15:36

Thanks to Guido Fawkes, I learn that the left-wing author Owen Jones has just appeared at the Sinn Fein summer school in Ireland.  According to Sinn Fein’s own newspaper, Owen used… Continue reading

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Tributes And Reaction To Paris Terror Attacks After Gunmen Kill 17 People

Je Suis Charlie? Even Charlie Hebdo has now surrendered to Islamic extremism

23 July 2015 16:41

Bad news from the continent.  In an interview with the German weekly Stern, Laurent ‘Riss’ Sourisseau, the editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo, announced that he would no longer draw cartoons of… Continue reading

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David Cameron delivers a speech at Ninestiles Academy in Birmingham, central England, on July 20, 2015.

David Cameron has given his best speech yet on tackling Islamic extremism

20 July 2015 18:01

The Prime Minister’s Birmingham speech on radicalisation and Muslim communities in the UK given earlier today is a rather important one. Regular readers will know that I’m not easy to… Continue reading

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An anti-US mural painted on the wall of the former US embassy (Photo: Atta Kenare/Getty)

The Iranian regime is anti-Western and anti-Semitic. Can we really trust its nuclear deal?

14 July 2015 21:10

It is often said that British ambition and influence in the world are on the wane. But there can be few greater demonstrations of this than our country’s lack of… Continue reading

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Holds His Monthly Press Conference

‘Banging on about Europe’ doesn’t seem so dumb now, does it?

9 July 2015 11:51

As we watch the Eurozone catastrophe enter its latest ‘final phase’ one phrase keeps recurring to me.  That phrase is ‘banging on about Europe’.  Does anybody else remember when those… Continue reading

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An image of the Tunisian gunman

‘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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