Daesh

‘Kurdexit’ would make Brexit look strong and stable

18 September 2017 13:28

Last week, American, British and UN diplomats tried to persuade the Kurds in Iraq to delay their referendum on independence.…

Meet the man who created the Middle East

20 November 2016 12:30

When turbaned warriors from Daesh (or Isis) advanced on Raqqa in Syria two years ago, they whooped wildly about having…

Islamic State’s ‘Jizya tax’ for Christians is pure propaganda

5 September 2016 16:11

Christians continue to be slaughtered in the Middle East. But as reports of genocidal atrocities mount up, our governments have…

A genocide is underway in Iraq and Syria. Why won’t the government recognise this?

20 April 2016 11:02

Later today the House of Commons will vote upon a motion expressing belief that a genocide is underway against Christians,…

Why calling our enemies ‘Daesh’ can help to defeat them

21 December 2015 18:00

From the letters page of the Spectator’s Christmas treble issue: Sir: I was interested to read Sam Leith’s article in…

Anybody who uses the phrase ‘Daesh’ is terminally deluded

2 December 2015 17:57

This is a relentlessly busy world, with so many people expressing so many different points of view. We become overwhelmed…

While ‘Daesh’ prepare to fight, MPs debate how to hurt their feelings

2 December 2015 14:00

Today in the Commons the Tory backbencher Rehman Chishti asked: “Will the Prime Minister join me in urging the BBC…

Isil stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Does David Cameron not realise this?

2 July 2015 18:09

It is very easy to make David Cameron and the Scottish National Party look ridiculous. But as every soldier and…

Why are politicians trying to boss the BBC around?

2 July 2015 17:16

One of the most striking things about the debate in the Commons this afternoon on Britain and International Security was…