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Isis claim responsibility for Westminster terror attack

23 March 2017 12:38

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s deadly terror attack in Westminster. Isis described the man involved – a British-born jihadist who…

Syria is a world war without a solution

16 February 2017 14:17

The Afghans on the road in Serbia were wet from the rain. They were trying to hitch a ride into…

Europe is still struggling to face up to the terror threat

5 January 2017 17:12

Europe’s unpreparedness to deal with the terrorist threat it is now facing is highlighted in two reports today. The Wall…

The battle for Mosul could create another refugee exodus

18 October 2016 13:00

As the sun set over the frontline in northern Iraq on the first day of the long anticipated Mosul offensive,…

Iraq’s endgame: The battle for Mosul

17 October 2016 8:11

At night, the temperature around the Islamic State-held city of Mosul drops to around 80°F. At the Bashiqa front line,…

Are Isis Islamic? Hillary Clinton seems to think so

9 September 2016 9:08

Here’s a strange thing. In a TV interview on Thursday morning, Hillary Clinton said that Isis want Donald Trump to…

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…

The Spectator Podcast: Marriage for one

27 August 2016 9:58

An increasing number of women are entering into the institution of marriage with their dream partner: themselves. In her cover…

Freedom is our best weapon against Isis

25 August 2016 14:36

Of all the guff churned out about Isis, the refrain that we are engaged in a ‘clash of civilisations’ and…

The Spectator Podcast: Marriage for one

25 August 2016 8:14

An increasing number of women are entering into the institution of marriage with their dream partner: themselves. In her cover…

The Spectator podcast: The real hate crime scandal

6 August 2016 10:00

Since the vote for Brexit, the media has fallen over itself to cover the apparently large upswing in the number…

The Spectator podcast: The real hate crime scandal

4 August 2016 9:04

Since the vote for Brexit, the media has fallen over itself to cover the apparently large upswing in the number…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

30 July 2016 10:00

After a week where both Germany and France suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic terrorism and Europe’s…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

28 July 2016 7:50

In a week in which both Germany and France have suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic…

After the Nice attack, Michel Houllebecq’s nightmare vision edges closer

15 July 2016 15:33

I only got around to reading Michel Houellebecq’s Submission last month, a darkly amusing book about how France destabilises as…

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…

Our policy towards Islamic State makes no sense

6 November 2015 13:24

If Islamic State is a threat to Britain that requires a military response, then surely we should be attacking it…

It’s easy to say that Aylan Kurdi died due to our lack of compassion. But the reality is far more complicated

6 September 2015 21:00

Just a thought: what if Aylan Kurdi, the poor drowned three year old child whose picture changed Europe – we…

Isis’ European recruits are made by alienation

20 March 2015 14:38

Sweden’s latest attempts to integrate its migrant population have suffered one or two hiccups after it was learned that staff…

Iraq and Syria are lost causes: Western intervention can’t help – or can it?

24 October 2014 18:05

Iraq and Syria are lost causes: Western intervention can’t help. Well, at least that was the motion put forward on…

Multiculturalism makes Isis a threat to Britain

26 September 2014 18:00

So we’re back to bombing Iraq again, by the looks of things, for the third successive decade – this time…

Hostage taking has paid in the past — but it has won Isis nothing

14 September 2014 18:58

The three recent beheadings by the so-called Islamic State have been peculiarly, barbarically pointless. IS was asking western governments to…

Why is Britain arming countries that support terror in the Middle East?

9 September 2014 11:38

Why is the UK still supplying arms to those who helped fund the so-called Islamic State, and what leverage does…

PMQs sketch: Was Carswell right all along?

3 September 2014 17:34

Calamities crowd in every side. Nuclear-armed Russia is already waging war with Europe, according to our NATO ally, Lithuania. At…

PMQs: Fighting suspended as leaders respond to Iraq terror

3 September 2014 13:38

A few days ago, one would have expected the first PMQs of term to be a rowdy affair as Labour…