Osama bin Laden

Jeremy Corbyn isn’t alone in thinking that Osama bin Laden’s death was ‘a tragedy’

1 September 2015 8:45

The news that Jeremy Corbyn thought the death of Osama bin Laden ‘a tragedy‘ because he was never put on trial…

Will Gordon Brown’s critics finally admit he was right about al-Qaeda’s ‘major terrorist plot’?

9 March 2015 13:48

There are not many things to celebrate about Gordon Brown’s time in office. He was a vilified leader; often quite…

Are Syria air strikes legal? Perhaps not, but why should we care?

23 September 2014 19:00

‘Are Syria air strikes legal?’ asks the BBC as part of its lead story today. The answer is that nobody is…

Thanks to Syria, global jihad is experiencing a revival

20 January 2014 12:30

The arrest of two men last week on terrorism charges relating to Syria reveals just how serious the issue of…

Richard Dawkins is right: Osama bin Laden has made air travel insufferable

4 November 2013 13:54

It’s not that often I feel a real bond with Richard Dawkins but no sooner did I read his diatribe…

The LSE and the notorious t-shirt of hate

7 October 2013 17:03

The London School of Economics (LSE) has been in the news recently thanks to a certain ex-lecturer who was a…

The death of Osama bin Laden

25 September 2012 11:12

Everyone knows something of what happened the night American Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in the Pakistani garrison town…

Obama’s words meet with the Taliban’s bombs

2 May 2012 10:34

Political theatre, that’s what Barack Obama delivered in Afghanistan last night. A year on from the death of Osama Bin…

Hammond: New front opening in Afghanistan

7 December 2011 18:00

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond was in the Commons this afternoon, discussing, among other things, the spate of attacks on Shia…

The randomness of al-Qaeda’s evil

12 September 2011 9:05

After all the nerves and security in New York, Washington and London, the only attempted terror plot on the anniversary…

Will Pakistan’s politics help al-Qaeda’s new leader?

16 June 2011 15:32

Just as any major employer would, al-Qaeda released a statement earlier to confirm the identity of its new boss. “Sheikh…

The spectre of jihad in Libya

30 May 2011 10:47

While Britain agonised over deploying attack helicopters to Libya, the conflict seems to have escalated of its own accord. Noman…

The ISI chief must be sacked

16 May 2011 9:07

The US-Pakistani relationship has always been fraught, but it is particularly fractious right now. It is highly likely that the…

Bin Laden strikes from beyond the grave

13 May 2011 9:09

And so it starts. The news that suicide bombers have attacked the military base at Shabqadar, northern Pakistan, sounds a…

The Good John McCain Surfaces

13 May 2011 0:31

Every so often the good John McCain reappears. His recent Senate speech on torture and the hunt for Osama bin…

Osama bin Laden at home

7 May 2011 21:00

They may be mostly silent, and their content is rather mundane, but the five Osama bin Laden “home videos” released…

Osama bin Laden Was Not America’s Useful Enemy

5 May 2011 14:41

The Guardian is a great newspaper but, lord, does it ever print some claptrap. Via Messrs Geras and Worstall comes…

After bin Laden

5 May 2011 13:51

In this week’s Spectator, on sale today, we have an outstanding lineup on bin Laden’s death and its aftermath. I…

Stray Thoughts on the Execution of Osama bin Laden

4 May 2011 16:13

Just as it’s difficult for death penalty opponents to be too upset by the verdicts of the Nuremberg tribunal, so…

Meanwhile, in Libya…

3 May 2011 18:13

The death of Osama Bin Laden may be a very arresting punctuation mark in the conflict against tyranny — but…