Radical Islam

The French city zones where police rarely escape unscathed

12 September 2019 10:11

In December 2015, Donald Trump claimed parts of the French capital were no-go zones for the police. ‘Paris is no…

The left is to blame for the creation of Donald Trump

8 December 2015 14:21

A few weeks ago I recorded a podcast with the American author and neuroscientist Sam Harris. He is one of the…

Marine Le Pen is now willing to sacrifice her father in order to defend French Jews

15 April 2015 11:30

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French Front National, really is determined to muzzle her father Jean-Marie Le Pen once…

The Islamic case for a free press

7 January 2015 17:14

Last year, I watched the British brouhaha over my friend Maajid Nawaz, the prospective Liberal Democrat candidate for Kilburn and…

Multiculturalism makes Isis a threat to Britain

26 September 2014 18:00

So we’re back to bombing Iraq again, by the looks of things, for the third successive decade – this time…

Cameron has silenced the only minister who understands Islamism

22 August 2014 17:31

Only one person sitting around the cabinet table truly understands how Islamism works – and David Cameron has silenced him.…

Jihadi John – a very British export

20 August 2014 14:34

It is the now familiar nightmare image. A kneeling prisoner, and behind him a black-hooded man speaking to camera. The…

Nothing to do with Islam?

23 May 2013 15:53

Immediately after the 7/7 bombings the then police-chief Brian Paddick told a press conference: ‘Islam and terrorism do not go…

Barricades of tyres burn on Jalalabad Road in Kabul during an anti-US protest. Picture: Getty.

Western governments are failing to stand up for their own values

20 September 2012 13:43

One of the most significant revelations from last week’s furore surrounding ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ film has been the way…

Salman Rushdie, A Hero for Our Time - Spectator Blogs

12 September 2012 20:51

It’s twenty years since I read The Satanic Verses. I didn’t much care for it back then, chiefly, as I…

What the government should do to tackle honour violence and forced marriages

4 August 2012 15:31

It has taken the police nine years to secure convictions for murder against the parents of 17 year old Shafilea Ahmed.…

Israel, radical Islam and the EDL

20 November 2010 21:51

I realise the title of this post looks like an open invitation to every lunatic conspiracy theorist on the web.…

The chilling effect of the Phil Woolas case

17 November 2010 21:53

We Spectator bloggers are now living under a new regime. Rather than posting our blogs ourselves, we now have to…

Devastating Attack on Amnesty International

26 May 2010 11:04

Gita Sahgal has launched a very powerful attack on Amnesty International on the Open Democracy website on the occasion of…

Ken Livingstone stoops to new levels

23 May 2010 10:25

Thanks to Richard Millett who has alerted me to the latest outburst from Labour’s failed mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone on…

The Real Martin Bright

12 February 2010 22:49

I first became aware of another Martin Bright with an interest in radical Islam a couple of years ago when…

Gita Sahgal: A Statement

7 February 2010 23:29

Gita Sahgal has now published a statement following her suspension from Amnesty International. I have seen it at Stroppyblog, but…

Amnesty International, Moazzam Begg and the Bravery of Gita Sahgal

7 February 2010 11:21

It is not often that my cynical jaw drops open at a story in the papers. But the piece on…

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…

Meet the New Political Editor of the Jewish Chronicle

20 August 2009 12:46

I was delighted, not to say honoured, when Stephen Pollard approached me to become the political editor of The Jewish Chronicle. It…