Terrorism

Hope vs hate: is grief manipulated for political purposes?

23 May 2018 15:38

On the anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing all the talk has been of hugs and hearts; of healing and…

How London’s gangs could spawn tomorrow’s jihadis

11 May 2018 9:38

What will happen when the teenagers stabbing each other on the streets of London grow up? Some will go straight,…

Macron’s biggest test is tackling France’s jihadi threat

11 April 2018 10:32

The trial began this week in Paris of three young men accused of plotting to attack Fort Béar, a military…

Islamist terror returns to France

23 March 2018 14:07

Islamist terror returned to France this morning with at least three people reportedly killed when a Moroccan man, reportedly claiming…

Britain must learn from France’s approach to jihadis

14 February 2018 8:02

Gavin Williamson, Britain’s defence secretary, and Florence Parly, minister of the French armed forces, share the same opinion, that it…

The dilemma of dealing with the kids of the Caliphate

5 February 2018 14:24

They range in age from toddlers to teenagers and all will inevitably have been traumatised by what they have experienced.…

Christmas markets without armed police are now a thing of the past

7 December 2017 9:12

I love the Christmas season, so friendly and wholesome and filled with evocative memories – but don’t the machine guns…

Could the Manchester Arena bombing have been stopped?

5 December 2017 17:03

Today’s report into the Manchester and London terror attacks makes for devastating reading, spelling out as it does the horrors…

Better a dead fanatic in Syria than a live one in Britain

24 October 2017 12:47

Let us give thanks for the straight-talking Rory Stewart. After last week’s alarming comments from Max Hill, a QC who…

Do we really want restriction on German immigration?

7 September 2017 13:32

At my nearest library recently there was an art exhibition featuring the works of local school children on the subject…

Catalonia’s fight for independence is turning nasty

22 August 2017 12:00

As if the issue of Catalonian secession wasn’t fraught enough, some of its most committed advocates are now arguing that the…

Combating 21st-century terror: what Europe can learn from Israel

20 August 2017 20:49

Spain, Finland, Russia: in the space of a few days, Europe is reminded, yet again, that terrorism – like the…

Spain terror attacks: what we know so far

18 August 2017 6:10

14 people have been killed and more than 100 injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas in…

Hepworth Wakefield’s latest show is grossly irresponsible – the museum doesn’t deserve any sort of prize

4 July 2017 12:39

Last week the exhibition Painting India by the late Howard Hodgkin opened at the Hepworth Wakefield. Hodgkin started collecting Indian…

Islamists have failed to divide France. Will they succeed in Britain?

21 June 2017 13:15

Islamic State will be delighted by what happened outside Finsbury Park mosque in the early hours of Monday morning. In…

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 Spectator Podcast: The jihadi next door

8 June 2017 15:18

On this week’s episode, we discuss the relationship between Islam and violence, question why Brexit hasn’t been a factor in this election, and…

Italian government: We told UK that terrorist was on his way 

6 June 2017 17:14

The third London Bridge attacker has now been named by police as Youssef Zaghba. A 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian, Zaghba was stopped…

Is Islam really the ‘religion of peace’?

6 June 2017 14:22

On Sunday, in the hours after the London Bridge attack, Christians celebrated Pentecost – recalling when the Holy Spirit inspired the…

It is not enough for Muslims to say ‘we condemn terrorism’

5 June 2017 16:00

It is not enough for Muslims to say ‘We condemn terrorism’. Sure – we believe you. But something more is…

‘British Values’ won’t help in our fight against terrorism

5 June 2017 12:49

Steve Hilton has called for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister, blaming her for the security failures that lead…

Blind, bovine hope will get us nowhere – it’s time to change our response to Islamic extremism

2 June 2017 13:54

Last Sunday, I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics to discuss the aftermath of the Manchester attack. I said what…

Jeremy Corbyn always blames Britain first

27 May 2017 10:32

Jeremy Corbyn and his crowd always blame Britain first, I argue in The Sun today. They view the West as…

A proper discussion about terrorism is the best way to honour Manchester’s dead

27 May 2017 8:30

Until last week, it was thought that the jihadi threat was subsiding and the security services were increasingly able to…

Nothing hurts Jeremy Corbyn more than being right

26 May 2017 16:31

With Labour closing the gap on the Tories in the polls, it was only a matter of time before an…