Extremism

Is Islam really the ‘religion of peace’?

6 June 2017 14:22

On Sunday, in the hours after the London Bridge attack, Christians celebrated Pentecost – recalling when the Holy Spirit inspired the…

It is not enough for Muslims to say ‘we condemn terrorism’

5 June 2017 16:00

It is not enough for Muslims to say ‘We condemn terrorism’. Sure – we believe you. But something more is…

Islamism isn’t the only terror threat Germany is facing

28 April 2017 17:02

Since December, when Islamic terrorist Anis Amri drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, Germans have been waiting fearfully…

The government machine can’t root out Islamism in prisons. Believe me, I know

8 April 2017 11:00

In response to the Westminster attack, a 100-strong new counter-extremism taskforce has been announced to deal with the terrorist threat…

Did Zac Goldsmith pick up some tips on tackling extremism from Yvette Cooper?

19 April 2016 10:58

During last night’s BBC mayoral debate, Zac Goldsmith was asked whether he had run a racist campaign against Sadiq Khan —…

Open letter to Narendra Modi: ask David Cameron to safeguard freedom of expression in Britain

12 November 2015 14:37

Dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Re: Urging Action by Indian government to Safeguard Freedom of Expression in Great Britain As a…

We’ve always messed up the Middle East. Let’s stay out, for once

21 July 2015 17:55

I suppose I should cease carping. We got a Blue Labour budget (except for the ludicrous stuff on inheritance tax),…

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…

Theresa May on tackling extremism: ‘we’re not talking about curbing free speech’

20 July 2015 9:26

David Cameron will outline the ‘struggle of our generation’ today: tackling Islamist extremism. The Prime Minister is set to deliver a…

Cameron wants the UK to be more ‘intolerant of intolerance’

29 June 2015 16:23

The minute’s silence before David Cameron’s statement to the House gave proceedings in the Commons this afternoon a particularly sombre…

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…

Nick Clegg has damaged Britain’s counter-extremism strategies

17 March 2015 19:04

There is some fuss around the publication delay on the government’s review into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in…

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…

Theresa May’s speech on terrorism and extremism – full text and audio

30 September 2014 12:24

Our values will prevail in the fight against terrorism and extremism Thank you, Alexander, for that thoughtful and inspiring speech.…

Exclusive: Michael Fallon says UK should reconsider military action in Syria to combat ISIS

23 September 2014 14:01

The Ministry of Defence is like a sauna on Sunday. The air circulation system has been switched off and the…

The Prime Minister and Baroness Warsi clashed over the government's counter-extremism strategy while the minister was on a plane. Picture: Getty

‘Hopeless’ Warsi ‘resisting’ David Cameron’s fight against extremism

8 July 2014 15:43

The government has failed to produce an adequate strategy to tackle non-violent extremism because the minister in charge of it…

Podcast: the betrayal of British Muslims and the new Iraq war

12 June 2014 9:50

Do we need to take more action to tackle the Islamist threat in British schools? On this week’s View from…

Gove and May ensured the Queen’s Speech wasn’t the day’s main story

4 June 2014 16:38

Downing Street must be hopping mad with Theresa May and Michael Gove for pursuing their own row on the day…

Why has fascism failed in the United Kingdom?

16 May 2014 12:08

Because, well, just look at them. These Young Spodes are not quite the Master Race are they? And this is…

Islamist extremists shouldn’t be allowed to preach hate at British universities

29 April 2014 11:28

More evidence has emerged that Islamic Societies at universities are continuing to host extremist preachers in front of segregated audiences.…

The Prime Minister and Baroness Warsi clashed over the government's counter-extremism strategy while the minister was on a plane. Picture: Getty

David Cameron’s mile-high fight

28 April 2014 15:52

How does a Prime Minister get a recalcitrant minister to agree to something? Well, if it’s not going to make…

General Dempsey’s disastrous intervention

13 September 2012 16:35

When the Danish Cartoons affair broke in 2005-6 there was considerable pressure on the Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen,…

Tony Blair’s legacy on tackling extremism

24 July 2012 15:00

It may be unpopular to say, but there is reason to be charitable to Tony Blair and his latest warnings…

The spectre of populism

13 November 2011 10:21

Across Europe, the bien pensant are worried. They fear that the Eurocrisis could lead to the rise of populism —…

Clegg collides with Cameron over extremism

3 March 2011 17:27

Nick Clegg’s speech in Luton today on extremism is a challenge to large parts ofDavid Cameron’s remarks on the subject…