Islamism

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…