Muslims

Warning to all fasting Muslims!

17 July 2014 9:49

Are all of Britain’s fasting Muslims about to die because of the heatwave? This is what’s worrying me as I…

Today in #middleclassproblems: worrying how your lamb was killed

8 May 2014 16:06

It doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t. At least not very much. The notion, apparently scandalous, that the Great British food…

Islamist extremists shouldn’t be allowed to preach hate at British universities

29 April 2014 11:28

More evidence has emerged that Islamic Societies at universities are continuing to host extremist preachers in front of segregated audiences.…

Remembering the decimation of Crimea’s Tatars

21 March 2014 9:55

Crimea’s Tatars are nervous after Russia’s annexation of the territory. The Tatars, Sunni Muslims who account for 12 per cent…

Who cares about Israel and Palestine?

31 January 2014 9:58

The thing that most surprised me about Scarlett Johansson being asked to cut ties with an Israeli company she was brand…

This is Britain: a crackdown on Islamic extremism will not cause attacks on Muslims

5 December 2013 15:05

Hallelujah, vaguely. The Prime Minister’s extremism task force set up in the wake of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby…

Brave, non-denominational freedom fighters

4 November 2013 8:41

Those of you who wonder why the BBC is so politically correct, so craven in its expressions regarding, for example,…

Abandon all hope: the average voter thinks one in four Britons is a muslim

9 July 2013 12:29

Last month I wrote a post arguing that an awful lot of opinion polling is worthless. The public mood matters…

Why the Tory leadership thinks it can push gay marriage and boost its support among ethnic minority voters

20 January 2013 16:39

If the Tory party doesn’t improve its performance with ethnic minority voters, it’ll be nigh-on-impossible for it to win a…

Today's easy question: Why won't minorities support right-wing parties? - Spectator Blogs

11 December 2012 17:40

I’m afraid that I can’t help but feel some of the comments left responding to this post go some way…

Citizen Khan says absolutely nothing new

3 September 2012 18:55

I took the opportunity yesterday to catch up with the BBC’s new comedy ‘Citizen Khan’. Focusing on a Muslim family…

The history of Islam is not off-limits

1 September 2012 17:37

I’ve only just got around to watching Tom Holland’s documentary for Channel 4 from earlier this week: ‘Islam: the untold…

The marriage plot: The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger reviewed

14 August 2012 11:17

Few could accuse literary fiction of not doing its best to perk up the US export sector recently. It has…

Ibrox: A Broader Church Than You Might Think

18 November 2011 0:23

This case looks as though it belongs in some Chris Morris show or something: A Muslim Rangers supporter who chanted…

The Failure of Realism: Diagnosis Without Any Prescription

1 February 2011 4:43

These two posts by Melanie Phillips on the situation in Egypt are very useful. Clarifying, even. They merit a response…

Glenn Beck: Performance Artist

1 February 2011 2:01

Even by our good friend Mr Beck’s standards this is an impressive, virtuoso display. Twelve minutes out of your day…

Life on the Nile?

28 January 2011 3:12

The risks of the status quo are always safer and more appealling than the uncertainties of the new, the unfamiliar…

Winning the argument

18 December 2010 18:41

Whenever I worry that my instinct for pluralism and debate is drawing me to listen to siren voices, I am…

CNN Fail

20 August 2010 15:06

Via Chris Bodenner. Plenty of folk seem surprised by the fact that, apparently or at least according to one poll,…

The Deplorable Newt Gingrich

16 August 2010 17:50

Whither American conservatism? Well, there’s the path trod by Reihan Salam, Josh Barro and Ross Douthat, each of whom have…