ISIS

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…

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…