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.

Is it really wise for David Cameron to threaten us with migrants?

8 February 2016 16:42

Is it really wise for David Cameron to threaten us with migrants? That is what he has done today with…

EU officials find that most of the ‘refugees’ are not refugees. What a mess

30 January 2016 12:03

Even EU officials are now finally admitting that a lot – or, rather, most – of the people we have…

George Weidenfeld with one of the authors he published, Anne Sebba (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty)

George Weidenfeld was one of the great advocates for high European culture

20 January 2016 18:23

I am far abroad at the moment but have just learnt the sad news from home of the death of…

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An adult has finally intervened in the childish Cecil Rhodes debate

14 January 2016 17:26

I’ve never had much time for Chris Patten, generally disliking the Tory Europhile and late Roy Jenkins impersonator.  But the…

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Cologne exposes a crisis in our continent, yet parliament is debating Donald Trump

9 January 2016 18:03

Europe is going through a period of radical change, but it is facing this with a process of radical self-distraction. Unwilling…

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The Middle East’s 30 Years’ War just took a turn for the worse

3 January 2016 21:37

In January 2014, Douglas Murray explained in The Spectator how relations in the Middle East were becoming increasingly tense. With…

French president Francois Hollande speaks at the Elysee palace in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday which left more than 120 people dead (Photo: Getty)

Will politicians finally admit that the Paris attacks had something to do with Islam?

31 December 2015 8:50

Written after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January and revised after the Paris attacks in November, Douglas Murray’s piece on…

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‘Religion of peace’ is not a harmless platitude

28 December 2015 21:09

We’re closing 2015 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No10: Douglas Murray’s piece about Islam and violence, first…

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The Muslim Brotherhood review has left many questions unanswered

17 December 2015 16:35

The findings of the UK government’s review into the Muslim Brotherhood have finally been published.  Commissioned by the Prime Minister…

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The Young Fabians have an impressive guest of honour this evening – and they’re lucky to have him

9 December 2015 17:39

Some days the world is so stupid that getting out of bed seems to carry too many risks.  Today, thanks…

A poster showing all 14 victims  is displayed during a memorial service for the victims of the San Bernardino mass shooting (Photo: Getty)

‘Victim blaming’ after terrorist attacks is a pernicious new trend

9 December 2015 10:01

The term ‘victim blaming’ is most commonly used to describe people who claim that a woman walking out in a…

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The left is to blame for the creation of Donald Trump

8 December 2015 14:21

A few weeks ago I recorded a podcast with the American author and neuroscientist Sam Harris. He is one of the…

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‘Teddy Ferrara’ is a beautifully constructed play with original things to say

28 November 2015 21:21

I don’t often get a chance to write about wonderful things. For various reasons these days I mainly find myself…

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It’s all over for the ‘decent left’, and they have only themselves to blame

27 November 2015 16:16

Two weeks after Paris we finally have some clarity from the political left. The current stance of their leadership (as…

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Another day, and another terror attack that is ‘nothing to do with Islam’

20 November 2015 15:19

Another day and another group of men from an unknown religion storm into a hotel shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. This time…

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On Question Time, will someone please ask Mehdi Hasan about his views on infidels?

19 November 2015 16:22

Various readers have been asking if I am doing Question Time, This Week or Any Questions this week. It’s not…

England manager Roy Hodgson, David Cameron, Prince William and France's coach Didier Deschamps observe a minute's silence before the start of the match between England and France at Wembley (Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty)

Politicians are finally starting to admit a link between Islam and the extremists

18 November 2015 10:07

One step forward, one step back. Theresa May says in Parliament that the Paris attacks have ‘nothing to do with…

A woman walks past a shuttered shop with graffiti that reads "Paris we Love you" in central east Paris, on November 15, 2015, two days after attacks across the city.

Nine conclusions not to draw from the Paris attacks

15 November 2015 15:11

A huge number of nonsense goes around after atrocities like those in Paris. The media and social media are full of…

French president Francois Hollande speaks at the Elysee palace in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday which left more than 120 people dead (Photo: Getty)

Will politicians finally admit that the Paris attacks had something to do with Islam?

14 November 2015 13:33

The West’s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each…

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The Paris attacks show that barbarians are inside the gate

13 November 2015 23:55

A wave of terror attacks has rocked Paris tonight with a restaurant, a stadium and a concert hall amongst the…

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Drones get the job done, as Jihadi John may have just discovered

13 November 2015 10:21

Excellent news, if it is confirmed, that Mohammed Emwazi – aka ‘Jihadi John’ – has discovered the hard way that…

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Why is the BBC letting the Islamic Human Rights Commission set the agenda?

11 November 2015 11:32

The farcically named ‘Islamic Human Rights Commission’ has featured here many times before. The last time was earlier this year…

Hundreds of protestors march through the Downing Street during a rally organized by the "Stop the War" Coalition, to show their opposition to the UK's joining in air strikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria on October 04, 2014 in the British capital, London.

The ‘Stop the War coalition’ is a meeting point for hardline Stalinists and Islamists

6 November 2015 10:55

The ‘Stop the War coalition’ is no such thing. It is a meeting point for hardline Stalinists and Islamists to…

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‘European values’ won’t last long without national borders

3 November 2015 10:21

Fascinating events in Hungary where Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to come under fire from other EU member states for…

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Shaker Aamer, Guantanamo and the questions that won’t be asked

30 October 2015 15:35

A nation rejoices! After a campaign waged from the political right and left, the UK can now finally welcome back…