Islamism

The government caves in to the Muslim Council of Britain

15 January 2010 19:15

The government has caved in its dispute with the Muslim Council of Britain. The government broke off relations with the…

Fighting terror with the National Security Council

15 January 2010 18:15

Since September 11, Britain has lost one war and is not winning another. But the question of why this is…

Islam4UK: the clue’s in the name

12 January 2010 12:06

Irony of ironies, proselytising liberal and convinced egalitarian, Anjem Choudary, told the Today programme that the banning of Islam4UK, al-Muhajiroun…

Oh dear, Gordon’s done it again

5 January 2010 13:13

The knicker-bomber must love this. Twice Gordon Brown has jumped on the bandwagon and bounced straight off on both occasions.…

Overcoming America’s intelligence woes

4 January 2010 16:24

The failed terrorist attack on a North West Airlines plane last month has reignited the debate about just what can…

Why profiling is essential

2 January 2010 14:34

It is a truth, yet to be universally acknowledged, that the overwhelming majority of global terrorism is committed by radical…

The “sleeper issue” of 2010: Yemen

31 December 2009 14:37

As Melanie Phillips says in her article for this week’s issue of the magazine, the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab…

The failures of American intelligence

31 December 2009 10:15

The terrorist attacks on 9/11 succeeded because US intelligence failed to bring the various pieces of information together to prevent…

The NYT: The Detroit bomber was radicalised in London

30 December 2009 17:18

It is a depressing fact that the Detroit bomber appears to have been radicalised in London. Today, the New York…

Rediscovering Paul Berman

11 December 2009 23:02

Six years ago I wrote a review for the Observer about Paul Berman’s Terror and Liberalism, a quite brilliant polemic…

A game of chess

25 November 2009 14:22

Fascinating details dominated PMQs today. Instead of the usual custard pie-fight this was a game of chess. Things began with…

There are moral absolutes: aspects of Sharia are barbaric

20 November 2009 18:04

Credit where credit’s due, Peter Tatchell wrote an article for the Guardian describing Sharia law as being “especially oppressive”. He…

Raving lunatic hails Major Hasan a ‘hero’

9 November 2009 15:18

It’s worth noting this find that Harry’s Place has made. Anwar al Awlaki describes Major Hasan’s atrocity as ‘the right…

In Afghanistan, more of the same won’t do

6 November 2009 18:54

Gordon Brown says Britain must not walk away from NATO’s Afghan mission. Yet 73 percent of Britons told YouGov that…

What Am I Supposed to Say About This?

24 July 2009 22:22

It was with great sadness that I left the New Statesman. I always said it was a privilege to work…

The 7/7 Conspiracy Theories Debunked

1 July 2009 19:57

Last night’s edition of BBC2’s The Conspiracy Files was a fine piece of television. It examined the conspiracy theories surrounding…

A Very Worrying Development

18 June 2009 0:13

Harry’s Place reports that Al-Muhajiroun has reformed and it is already returning to its thuggish ways. A debate between Anjem…