Douglas Murray

Morrissey’s reading list

10 April 2018 10:42

Morrissey caused a stir last month when he used a blog post to lambast the Indy for an article –…

Watch: Cathy Newman’s catastrophic interview with Jordan Peterson

17 January 2018 12:01

In the magazine this week I have written a piece about the Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson. He has been in…

Are refugees welcome to plant bombs on our trains?

18 September 2017 18:43

It’s all a long time ago now isn’t it?  All of three days since someone put a bomb on a London…

From Italy to Sweden, Europe is dying

3 July 2017 16:23

In what I promise won’t become a regular feature, I thought it worth issuing an update under the heading ‘I…

The ‘hate preacher’ hypocrisy

22 June 2017 14:26

Well this is interesting.  I had got used to the standard response to terror.  I had thought that when 22…

Watch: Douglas Murray gives Richard Gott a history lesson

30 November 2016 15:25

With Emily Thornberry en route to Cuba to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, back in Blighty landbound socialists —…

Owen Jones fails to practise what he preaches on LGBT voices

14 June 2016 16:04

In the aftermath of the Orlando shootings, Owen Jones appeared on the Sky News paper review on Sunday night to…

Timothy Garton Ash’s concept of courage knows no bounds

16 May 2016 14:57

In Timothy Garton Ash’s new book Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World, the historian examines present challenges and…

The Spectator Podcast: Brussels, Tory wars and Brexit feminists

24 March 2016 8:17

This podcast is sponsored by Berry Bros, The Spectator’s house red. In this week’s episode of the Spectator Podcast, Isabel…

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…

Secularists need to prioritise their targets

20 May 2015 17:06

I was on the BBC on Sunday morning discussing the government’s new counter-extremism legislation. Unusually for a discussion on this area…

This election campaign has shown a democracy in a horrible state of disrepair

6 May 2015 10:47

It is often said that we get the politicians we deserve. But throughout this election I have kept wondering, ‘Are…

If Ed Miliband makes ‘Islamophobia’ illegal, I volunteer to test the new law immediately

27 April 2015 12:57

I am out of the country at the moment and I see that Ed Miliband has used the opportunity to…

Islamic extremism doesn’t need a rebrand

21 April 2015 11:11

I have been wondering why nobody so far in this election seems to have made any mention of what most…

Is London’s ‘diversity’ to blame for its ‘unprogressive’ views on homosexuality?

19 March 2015 18:41

I have been most interested in recent posts here by Alex Massie and Matthew Parris.  Here is a poll which…

Meet Saudi Arabia’s top cleric. Like Isis, he also thinks churches should be destroyed

18 March 2015 16:39

Today a quick game of ‘spot the difference.’ First, here are some photos, released yesterday, of Isis pulling down the crosses…

Does the Islamic Human Rights Commission think The Spectator was born yesterday?

13 March 2015 16:28

It seems that the laughably misnamed ‘Islamic Human Rights Commission’ did not like my last piece. Indeed the Khomeinist organisation has…

A new low: Charlie Hebdo's murdered staff receive an 'Islamophobe of the Year' award

10 March 2015 10:22

I have always treated the ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ event with the scorn it deserves. Not least because each year this…

Want to stop nice British girls going to Syria? Then show them the X-rated ‘Joy of Jihad’

23 February 2015 18:15

I’m with Rod on the wannabe jihadi brides going to Syria.  The whole official approach demonstrated by the BBC et…

The pen is only powerful when we defend it unconditionally

11 February 2015 20:42

It looks like this year’s Simon Hughes prize (awarded each year to the non-Muslim who does the weirdest impression of…

Why does the battle for gay rights stop at the borders of Islam?

3 February 2015 13:09

You can tell when a battle has been won.  Read the Pink News or any other gay news site and…

Adolf Eichmann hoped his ‘Arab friends’ would continue his battle against the Jews

27 January 2015 9:56

Over Christmas I finally got around to reading Eichmann Before Jerusalem by Bettina Stangneth.  I cannot recommend this book –…

I don’t want to live under Islamic blasphemy law. That doesn’t make me racist

24 January 2015 14:40

I have spent most of the last fortnight debating Islam and blasphemy and wanted to take the opportunity to put…

By depicting Shin Dong-hyuk as a fantasist, the media strengthens North Korea’s regime

19 January 2015 18:46

Shin Dong-hyuk really shouldn’t need defending.  The thirty-two year old was born in, and grew up in, the North Korean…

The siege in a kosher shop in Paris proves why Israel needs to exist

9 January 2015 17:10

As I write a siege is ongoing in a Kosher shop in Paris.  In France, Belgium and across Europe in…