Terrorism

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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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 the lives of thousands of troops – including 453 members… Continue reading

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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 is religious extremism? He defined it in opposition to British… Continue reading

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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 in the Prime Minister’s speech today. However, we need to… Continue reading

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The focus on terror has distorted the debate on encryption

17 July 2015 16:05

Surveillance has hit the headlines again. This morning, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, or DRIPA, which passed last year after just 24 hours debate, was ruled illegal by… Continue reading

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Keep the cops away from the radical clerics, be they Christian or Muslim

15 July 2015 13:40

If you want to see our grievance-ridden, huckster-driven future, looks to Northern Ireland, which has always been a world leader in the fevered politics of religious victimhood and aggression. Just… Continue reading

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We assume British Muslims support British values. Do they?

29 June 2015 15:26

Let’s put the question very bluntly: do British Muslims affirm British values, or are they outsiders to our way of life? Or, even more bluntly: can we trust them? It… Continue reading

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British people need rescuing from North Africa. Where’s the Royal Navy now?

28 June 2015 9:39

Just a thought – but might now be a good time to revisit our policy of using the Royal Navy to ferry large numbers of people from the North African… Continue reading

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‘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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Foreign Secretary says that 5 Britons have died in terror attack in Tunisia

26 June 2015 19:19

Speaking after the government’s COBRA meeting, Philip Hammond has told the BBC that five Britons died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia. He has, though, warned that this death toll… Continue reading

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Islamic State marks ‘caliphate anniversary’ with multiple attacks

26 June 2015 16:33

Today’s attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait appear to be Islamic State inspired and designed to mark the first anniversary of its declaration of a new caliphate. I suspect, though,… 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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The annual Bilderberg conference is taking place in Austria (Credit: Paul Joseph Watson)

Bilderberg security is stepped up to protect masters of the universe from journalists

13 June 2015 11:07

This weekend the masters of the universe will gather at the annual Bilderberg conference. The secretive summit, which is being held in Austria, sees heads of banks and company CEOs… Continue reading

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Hani Mujahid (Picture: Al Jazeera)

Did Yemen’s intelligence service collude with Al Qaeda?

4 June 2015 17:53

Al Qaeda terrorists have never had good press. For sound reasons they are always represented as evil, nihilistic, faceless murderers. There are certain interesting signs this is starting to change.… Continue reading

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Mass surveillance is being undermined by the ‘Snowden effect’

2 June 2015 14:28

We are in the middle of a Crypto war again. Perhaps we have always been in the middle of a Crypto war. Since the 70s, the right and ability to… Continue reading

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Britain might want a holiday from history, but we’re not going to get one

4 April 2015 11:06

The more I think about the debate on Thursday night, the more I think it was a disgrace that there was no question on either defence or Britain’s role in… Continue reading

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The Home Office doesn't get to dictate what 'British values' are (Photo: Getty)

It’s not up to Theresa May to define ‘British values’

12 March 2015 15:51

A month after the Magna-Carta-mangling Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill crept onto the statue book, leaked documents seen by the Daily Telegraph over the weekend reveal Home Office proposals which are likely… Continue reading

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MI5 didn’t make Jihadi John; he made himself

27 February 2015 13:45

Poor Mohammed Emwazi. One day he’s your average ‘beautiful’ young man, nose buried in his computer studies books, looking for a job and looking for love. The next he’s being… Continue reading

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Asim Qureshi of campaign group Cage (Photo: Justin Tallis/Getty)

Nobody will dare satirise the multiculturalism that allows Islamism to flourish

27 February 2015 10:54

So, ‘Jihadi John’ is Mohammed Emwazi, a young Kuwaiti immigrant from Queen’s Park in north-west London, another first-rate product of the British education system. Queen’s Park is one of those very mixed… Continue reading

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A Coptic clergyman shows a picture of one of the men murdered by Islamic State (Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed/Getty)

Islamic State will flourish if the West picks sides in Libya

18 February 2015 10:34

Conventional wisdom suggests that Islamic State and its affiliates have mastered social media. Yet the group’s real talent lies in dominating the traditional media cycle and using sensational violence to goad its enemies… Continue reading

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Copenhagen shooting: we debated free speech despite the gunfire – we will not surrender

14 February 2015 19:16

I was invited to Lars Vilks* Committee in Copenhagen to present Passion for Freedom London Art Festival. The committee is organised annually, on the anniversary of Salman Rushdie’s fatwa. The meeting… Continue reading

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The Confirmation Of Justin Welby As The New Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop shows politicians a more honest way to answer the question

24 January 2015 11:46

After Islamist terrorist atrocities, political leaders often rush to say that the attacks had nothing to do with Islam. One can understand why they feel the need to do this… Continue reading

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@CENTCOM's Twitter page as it appeared after the hack

The real danger of #CyberJihad is that anybody can get involved

13 January 2015 10:17

There was a certain irony to the news that @CENTCOM had been hacked yesterday afternoon. While President Obama was giving a speech on cybersecurity, the U.S. Central Command Twitter account… Continue reading

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The right to offend is nowhere near as important as the right to speak the truth

12 January 2015 8:30

Last week I lost count of the number of times we’ve been told, pace the Charlie Hebdo murders, that we have no right not to be offended, that freedom of speech… Continue reading

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Various heads of state at today's march in Paris (Photo: Getty)

Islam had nothing to do with this (and other fibs you’re likely to hear)

11 January 2015 19:58

I don’t always agree with Peter Hitchens but this is by far the best piece I’ve seen on the political reaction to the Paris attacks. As far as Cameron, Miliband… Continue reading

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