ISIS

‘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…

Why are we airbrushing out Isis’s anti-Christian motives?

27 May 2017 9:30

There’s one headline you didn’t read in the aftermath of the Manchester attack:  Isis celebrates ‘crusaders’ attack and vows further…

Why is Jeremy Corbyn politicising Islamist murder?

26 May 2017 17:23

Today, Jeremy Corbyn elevated terrorist attacks from acts of medieval mass murder to the level of a political statement. He…

Terrorism does divide society – but not in the way some might think

26 May 2017 15:03

What does Isis want? As Douglas Murray writes in this week’s cover piece, jihadis are quite clear on the subject…

Why Islamists are obsessed with controlling young girls

24 May 2017 14:06

When the pictures of the dead came in, it was hard to take, even from a distance. There was Georgina…

There’s a reason why Isis targets gigs: music is the enemy of fundamentalism

23 May 2017 15:48

Until last night Ariana Grande’s fans, predominantly tweens and teens, were more preoccupied with the concept of friendship than the…

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…

Terrorism teaches a lesson that some still refuse to learn

28 April 2017 14:10

Another knife-attack was thwarted yesterday in Westminster. Overnight there were anti-terror raids in Kent and London. These were unconnected, but police…

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…