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.

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The Casey review highlights a major problem in British society

5 December 2016 13:23

Dame Louise Casey’s review into ‘opportunity and integration’ is finally out.  Commissioned a year ago by the then Prime Minister,…

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How was a gay Islamist porn star able to penetrate Germany’s intelligence agency?

2 December 2016 10:37

Anybody who has observed Germany in recent years may have noticed that the country’s politicians have gone a bit nuts. …

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Welcome to the world of right-wing gateway drugs. Are you ready for the ride?

29 November 2016 12:33

Even in its twilight years the Guardian remains the gift that keeps on giving.  As the tin-shaking below the pieces…

Am I the victim of a homophobic SNP hate crime?

15 November 2016 16:44

My editor has received a letter of complaint. The SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh writes: Dear Fraser, I read Douglas Murray’s…

Where’s the proof that Donald Trump is homophobic?

11 November 2016 14:31

Did anybody see Question Time last night? The panel largely seemed to be competing to out-outrage each other about Donald…

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Donald Trump won’t be as bad as you think

9 November 2016 14:54

This piece is from the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow.  This week’s cover: Planet Trump, with @Freddygray31, Rod…

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Stand by your imam: Shakeel Begg and his apologists

30 October 2016 13:47

There have been two fascinating developments in the case of Shakeel Begg, the Imam of the Lewisham Islamic Centre. As…

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The BBC wins a landmark victory in the fight against Islamic extremism

28 October 2016 16:13

Shakeel Begg is an influential extremist who is also chief Imam of the Lewisham Islamic Centre.  His radical views are readily…

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…

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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…

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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…