ISIS

Can Iraq’s Christians ever recover from Isis?

14 April 2017 9:00

Since June 2014, when Islamic State attacked northern Iraq, the desks at Mar Ephrem seminary in Hamdaniya, a city 18 miles southeast of…

Inside Mosul zoo: a microcosm of a bitter conflict

12 April 2017 9:48

Mosul If you want to understand Mosul, there are worse places to start than a trip to the city’s zoo.…

Russia is a new front for radical Islam

4 April 2017 9:10

Moscow Russia’s REN TV, which published the first image of a person who planted a bomb on a train in St…

The response to the Westminster attack has been predictably farcical

29 March 2017 20:31

Since last week’s attack in Westminster, various readers have asked whether my list of ‘standard responses to terrorism’ has held…

Of course we’re not cowed by terrorism – what other choice do we have?

27 March 2017 10:24

Stay safe, London. Stay safe, everyone. It’s nice, isn’t it, as a sentiment, which is just as well because it…

The flight ban for laptops is a classic protectionist scheme

22 March 2017 11:32

First they came for your nail scissors, then your liquids, and now they’re after your electronics. The news this week…

What the papers say: The worrying tale of the British IS bomber

23 February 2017 8:37

Ronald Fiddler doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, which perhaps explains the British Isis fighter’s…

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…

The Spectator podcast: Isis’s last stand

16 February 2017 11:28

On this week’s podcast, we discuss what the end of Isis means for a fragile Middle East, debate whether John Bercow…

BBC introducing… the real housewives of Isis

6 January 2017 8:00

This time last year, Barry Humphries revealed how political correctness had killed comedy at the BBC. His plan to tell…

The uses of terror

21 December 2016 7:37

I mean no disrespect to the dead when I say that Islamist terror in the developed world can seem a…

Here we go again – but this time, Je suis Berlin

20 December 2016 22:09

Well the year isn’t finished, but thanks to what looks to be the combination of the world’s most peaceable religion,…

It’s nonsense to claim that Isis benefits from Brexit. But that won’t stop some people trying

20 December 2016 15:08

While a storm has blown up between Nigel Farage and Brendan Cox this morning over the role played by Angela…

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,…

After years of desperation, at last there is a glimmer of hope in Syria

10 September 2016 10:29

Sat on the dusty ground with the heat of the sun beating down on her, Nur looked exhausted. Arms wrapped…

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…

Owen Smith: We should get Isis round the table for peace talks

17 August 2016 13:23

Victoria Derbyshire seemed very anxious as Labour’s two-hour-long hustings between Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn wore on this morning to…

To call it ‘provincial’ would be an insult to the provinces: Bayreuth Festival’s Parsifal reviewed

10 August 2016 17:08

Parsifal Bayreuth Festival, until 28 August In the days leading up to this year’s Bayreuth Festival, Bavaria was rocked by a…

The gay community is in denial about Islamism

9 August 2016 17:20

It is almost two months since Omar Mateen walked around the Pulse nightclub in Florida, gunning people down while shouting…

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…