Terrorism

Sweden is divided in the wake of the Stockholm attack

13 April 2017 11:13

Last Friday, only hours after the terrorist attack in central Stockholm, police found themselves pelted by rocks in the city’s…

German football keeps calm and carries on

13 April 2017 9:54

Germany lost a football match but won a moral victory last night, when Borussia Dortmund were defeated 3-2 at home…

Russia is a new front for radical Islam

4 April 2017 9:10

Moscow Russia’s REN TV, which published the first image of a person who planted a bomb on a train in St…

When our armed police open fire have we got their backs?

1 April 2017 14:00

I walked past Parliament, five days after Khalid Masood’s fatal attack. I looked at all the armed policemen on all…

We should worry more about Putin’s Russia than Muslim fanatics

1 April 2017 12:00

Last week’s events in London raised a recurrent dilemma for journalists, including me. It is a huge story when a…

The response to the Westminster attack has been predictably farcical

29 March 2017 20:31

Since last week’s attack in Westminster, various readers have asked whether my list of ‘standard responses to terrorism’ has held…

Of course we’re not cowed by terrorism – what other choice do we have?

27 March 2017 10:24

Stay safe, London. Stay safe, everyone. It’s nice, isn’t it, as a sentiment, which is just as well because it…

Was there a gap in Parliament’s defences?

23 March 2017 14:06

Yesterday’s appalling Islamist attack in Westminster was not just an attack on Parliament. It began on Westminster bridge, where foreign tourists…

Theresa May tells the country to go about its business normally tomorrow

22 March 2017 22:15

Speaking in Downing Street this evening, Theresa May has urged people to go about their business normally tomorrow. In a…

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…

The Louvre attack is a reminder that Islamic extremism hasn’t disappeared

3 February 2017 15:15

Friday morning’s attack in Paris in which a machete-wielding man was shot and wounded in the stomach by a French…

Terror returns to Paris in Louvre attack

3 February 2017 11:34

A man armed with a machete has been shot by a soldier outside the Louvre in Paris this morning. French…

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…

Germany is facing a ticking time bomb of rage

21 December 2016 12:01

I’ve learned that it’s best not to say anything about a terrorist atrocity on social media, especially not if it…

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…

It’s nonsense to claim that Isis benefits from Brexit. But that won’t stop some people trying

20 December 2016 15:08

While a storm has blown up between Nigel Farage and Brendan Cox this morning over the role played by Angela…

How was a gay Islamist porn star able to penetrate Germany’s intelligence agency?

2 December 2016 10:37

Anybody who has observed Germany in recent years may have noticed that the country’s politicians have gone a bit nuts. …

Is there something that the BBC isn’t telling us about these Norwegians?

14 August 2016 10:31

A man has set fire to a train in Switzerland and stabbed lots of people. On the BBC News last…

Secularism’s view on violence is less humane than Christianity’s

4 August 2016 15:08

Let’s say that a man kills a few people at random in your neighbourhood – on the street in broad…

How the British bobby turned into Robocop

4 August 2016 10:47

To the casual glance it looks like a normal police car — same markings, same lights, same faces at the…

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…

To beat Islamist terror, France must close the gulf between church and state

28 July 2016 9:40

At the beginning of his war memoirs, Charles de Gaulle famously wrote, ‘All my life I have had a certain…

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 Europe finally face up to the threat of Islamism?

26 July 2016 13:56

On the bright side, the elderly priest who was murdered during mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen, had pretty well a…

Being a priest has become a dangerous job

26 July 2016 13:01

Fr Jacques Hamel, murdered today by Islamists in Normandy, was 84, and in his life would have seen his country transformed,…