Terrorism

Pakistani Christians stage a rally in Lahore on March 28 following the attack (Photo: Getty)

Secularism does little to protect us from Islamic extremism

30 March 2016 12:23

You might expect that the murder of Christians would excite particular horror in countries of Christian heritage. Yet almost the…

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Want to stand up to terrorism? Then keep calm and carry on

24 March 2016 10:50

As I’m sure is the case with many of you, I’ve been giving serious thought to how best to Stand Up To Terrorism,…

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France has become a religious battleground

15 January 2016 16:47

The new year has not started well for France. On the last day of 2015 – the most traumatic year…

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A German politician points out the obvious about refugees and the terror threat

2 January 2016 18:41

Happy New Year. Sorry about my absence. I’ve been away for a couple of weeks and then, when I returned,…

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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‘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 ground forces problem

8 December 2015 18:33

As the row over David Cameron saying that the Joint Intelligence Committee estimate there to be 70,000 potential anti-Islamic State…

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Commons votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria

2 December 2015 22:54

British airstrikes against Islamic State will be extended to Syria after the House of Commons voted strongly in favour of…

Bombing Raqqa may make the West feel better, but it isn's stopping Isil's advance

Airstrike debate sketch: terrorist sympathisers, anti-Semitism and a basket of old ribbons

2 December 2015 16:10

Bomb Syria. That was Cameron’s priority today as PMQs was sidelined in favour of the debate on airstrikes. His opponents’…

Bombing Raqqa may make the West feel better, but it isn's stopping Isil's advance

Cameron insists the UK must attack IS in Syria, but only with a ‘clear majority’ in the House

26 November 2015 11:47

David Cameron came to the Commons today to make the case for the UK extending its bombing campaign against Islamic…

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Listen: David Cameron makes his case in the Commons for bombing Syria

26 November 2015 11:13

David Cameron has just followed up his earlier response to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee by telling the House of…

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Cameron to make his case for war to the Commons next week

21 November 2015 13:33

David Cameron will set out his case for air strikes against IS in Syria to the Commons late next week.…

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Is it really ‘grossly irresponsible’ to be critical of Islam?

21 November 2015 9:00

Hours before the Paris atrocities, Al Arabiya news reported a speech by David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism…

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Western weakness presents Putin with an opportunity in Syria

20 November 2015 17:54

The West has failed in its principal, post 9/11 objective: to deny terrorists sanctuary. Islamic State is a terrorist enclave…

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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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News from Labour: Jeremy Corbyn’s email policy to tackle Euro-centric media bias

19 November 2015 13:23

After the media reported in detail about both the Paris terrorist attacks and the aftermath over the weekend, several online…

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Jeremy Corbyn is the political version of a creationist

19 November 2015 10:08

When Jeremy Corbyn says it is better to bring people to trial than to shoot them, he is right. So…

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Why I didn’t sing La Marseillaise last night

18 November 2015 12:10

When Patrice Evra and the French national football team lined up at Wembley last night, it was a moment of…

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The England vs France match was a glorious response to terrorism

17 November 2015 22:08

Ain’t it rum? Last week sport was morally bankrupt, finished, no longer worthy of taking up an intelligent person’s time…

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Theresa May: the Paris attacks ‘have nothing to do with Islam’

16 November 2015 16:50

On a day when Jeremy Corbyn has been making clear his concerns about both the government’s use of drones and…

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Government will not deny ‘kill list’ of Isis targets

8 September 2015 16:28

Does the government hold a ‘kill list’ of terrorists fighting for the so-called Islamic State who can be taken out…

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…

In the fight against Islamic State, could the Taliban become a useful ally? (Photo: Saeed Khan/Getty)

Could the Taliban become a useful ally against Islamic State?

22 July 2015 10:05

For the better part of a decade, Nato forces fought a bitter war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, which claimed…

David Cameron delivers a speech about extremism on 20 July 2015 (Photo: Paul Ellis/Getty)

Why we need to talk about theocracy

21 July 2015 13:58

David Cameron is right to speak against religious extremism, even if it claims not to support violence. But what exactly…

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David Cameron must ally himself with moderate Muslims

20 July 2015 17:38

Those who have been involved in counter-extremism in recent years would be forgiven for thinking that there is little new…