ISIS

The death of Shamima Begum’s baby is a tragedy – but not Sajid Javid’s fault

9 March 2019 21:09

It would take a heart of stone – and occasionally I possess just such an organ – not to feel…

Shamima Begum’s baby shouldn’t pay the price for his mother’s treachery

7 March 2019 9:09

What should be done with Shamima Begum? Her husband Yago Riedijk, a Dutch jihadi fighter, has now said he wants…

Bangladesh doesn’t want Shamima Begum. Here’s why it might have to take her

22 February 2019 16:48

Whatever the arguments over the Government’s decision to revoke Isis bride Shamima Begum’s British citizenship, the teenager’s future now depends…

Isis’s collapse has sparked a new rift between Trump and Europe

21 February 2019 16:22

The days of black-clad militants rampaging through cities, parading captives as war trophies and doing wheelies in U.S.-made Humvees are…

The shame of those siding with Shamima Begum

20 February 2019 13:58

At last, having kept pretty shtum about it for the past few years, the virtue-signalling set has mustered up some…

Isis bride Shamima Begum should be allowed home

14 February 2019 13:32

So, what do you reckon then about the jihadi bride, Shamima Begum, unearthed by the Times’ Anthony Loyd in a…

Sajid Javid made the right call on the Isis ‘Beatles’

19 January 2019 7:00

The High Court yesterday rejected a challenge over the Government’s decision to share evidence with the US about two alleged…

Why is Canada letting Isis fighters off lightly?

28 September 2018 17:02

What is the difference between the SS and Isis? A big one, it seems, in the eyes of Canada, where…

Could the CPS be trusted to prosecute the Isis ‘Beatles’?

28 July 2018 10:00

At a speaker luncheon last week, someone I didn’t know passed me a note asking ‘Have you stopped supporting capital…

Forget the ‘Beatles’: here’s what happens to most British jihadi suspects

23 July 2018 12:18

What happens to Brits who’ve returned from fighting for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq? Most would expect that they’d…

How London’s gangs could spawn tomorrow’s jihadis

11 May 2018 9:38

What will happen when the teenagers stabbing each other on the streets of London grow up? Some will go straight,…

My encounter with the Isis ‘Beatles’

30 April 2018 13:09

Just getting to meet the two British jihadists accused of being part of the so-called “Beatles” cell of Islamic State…

Macron’s biggest test is tackling France’s jihadi threat

11 April 2018 10:32

The trial began this week in Paris of three young men accused of plotting to attack Fort Béar, a military…

The West has shamefully abandoned its Kurdish allies

28 March 2018 10:59

Not for the first time, Kurds in Iraq and Syria are facing an uncertain future. In Syria, an estimated 150,000 people…

A new year beckons and so do more Islamist attacks

29 December 2017 9:07

Last month I spent an afternoon in the company of a 91-year-old German called Karl-Heinz. He was a teenage paratrooper…

The West is failing to learn its lesson from the fight against Isis

11 December 2017 11:12

The last Isis-held town in Iraq, Rawa, has fallen; across the border in Syria, the Russians declared a ‘total rout of…

Returning jihadis must be brought to justice

9 December 2017 9:30

At first sight, the evidence presented in David Anderson’s report into the four terror attacks committed between March and June…

‘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.…

Spain faces up to Europe’s new terror threat

18 August 2017 8:44

In the early hours of this morning, as police in Barcelona continued to piece together the terrible events on Las Ramblas…

The Spectator Podcast: Fire and fury

10 August 2017 11:26

On this week’s episode, we’re discussing the war of words between President Trump and North Korea, and asking whether it…

The Yazidis’ desperate struggle is far from over

3 August 2017 16:33

Three years ago, international attention was drawn to the desperate plight of Iraq’s Yazidis, a largely unheard of ethnic and…

The victory over Isis has left Mosul at risk of more brutality

25 July 2017 17:40

A grainy video posted to Twitter shows a bearded man, his hands raised, on his knees, pleading for his life.…

Iran attacks: Why can’t Trump get his head around the difference between a death-cult and a serious state?

8 June 2017 11:02

‘The Iranian people are moving forward, and today’s fumbling with firecrackers will not affect the will-power of the people… the…

The great Sunni-Shia conflict is getting ever closer to the surface

7 June 2017 10:45

Several people have been killed in a terrorist attack in Iran today, with Isis claiming responsibility. This has potentially huge…

The Manchester conspiracy theory mob are a pitiful bunch

27 May 2017 10:00

Before the timely invention of the motor car, large urban centres were drowning in horse manure – only the ‘crossing…