Terror

New York now refuses to be terrorised

1 November 2017 15:38

I am marvelling at the resilience of New York City. Yesterday afternoon a real monster visited Lower Manhattan, weaponising a…

Multiculturalism is Europe’s new faith

19 September 2017 12:06

Never mind the terrorists, chaps, London will just keep calm and carry on. We’ll put the kettle on or defy…

France’s terror threat hasn’t gone away

9 August 2017 14:54

The latest attack in France couldn’t have come at a worse time for the government. On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Édouard…

Finsbury Park attack: We need a consistent response to terror

19 June 2017 12:42

So it seems that it has happened again. A third terrorist attack in as many months on London’s streets. Once…

The risks of being a modern landlord

14 June 2017 12:19

The spate of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester has made many landlords and their insurers nervous about the risks…

Terrorism teaches a lesson that some still refuse to learn

28 April 2017 14:10

Another knife-attack was thwarted yesterday in Westminster. Overnight there were anti-terror raids in Kent and London. These were unconnected, but police…

Theocracy should scare us more than terror

28 March 2017 11:54

In yesterday’s Guardian, David Shariatmadari confronts the claim that Islam is an especially violent religion. The claim, he says, is undermined…

Forget ‘virtue signalling’ – ‘empathy patrolling’ is the new moral phenomenon

28 March 2017 11:15

I’ve had just about enough of being told how to feel about what happened last Wednesday.  I feel angry. I…

The flight ban for laptops is a classic protectionist scheme

22 March 2017 11:32

First they came for your nail scissors, then your liquids, and now they’re after your electronics. The news this week…

Emmanuel Macron’s idyllic vision of France is a myth

22 February 2017 17:08

As Emmanuel Macron stood on the steps of Downing Street on Tuesday urging Britain’s ‘banks, talents, researchers, academics’ to move…

Paris wants to fight terror with culture. Will it work?

6 February 2017 17:24

The news about the machete man in the Louvre broke just as my Eurostar was approaching Paris. Was this just…

Europe is still struggling to face up to the terror threat

5 January 2017 17:12

Europe’s unpreparedness to deal with the terrorist threat it is now facing is highlighted in two reports today. The Wall…

The uses of terror

21 December 2016 7:37

I mean no disrespect to the dead when I say that Islamist terror in the developed world can seem a…

Here we go again – but this time, Je suis Berlin

20 December 2016 22:09

Well the year isn’t finished, but thanks to what looks to be the combination of the world’s most peaceable religion,…

The Middle East could teach America a few things about ‘terror’

20 September 2016 16:52

I was a little less than three blocks away on West 26th street when I heard the blast. Twenty-two years of…

Sarkozy’s tough talk on Islamic radicalisation lacks conviction

12 September 2016 18:13

The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, has announced that the French police and intelligence services have identified 15,000 people across…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

30 July 2016 10:00

After a week where both Germany and France suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic terrorism and Europe’s…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

28 July 2016 7:50

In a week in which both Germany and France have suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic…

Will politicians finally admit that the Paris attacks had something to do with Islam?

31 December 2015 8:50

Written after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January and revised after the Paris attacks in November, Douglas Murray’s piece on…

Why is Britain arming countries that support terror in the Middle East?

9 September 2014 11:38

Why is the UK still supplying arms to those who helped fund the so-called Islamic State, and what leverage does…

PMQs: Fighting suspended as leaders respond to Iraq terror

3 September 2014 13:38

A few days ago, one would have expected the first PMQs of term to be a rowdy affair as Labour…