Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society and an author, most recently of Bloody Sunday: Truth, lies and the Saville Inquiry.


‘Teddy Ferrara’ is a beautifully constructed play with original things to say

28 November 2015 21:21

I don’t often get a chance to write about wonderful things. For various reasons these days I mainly find myself…

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It’s all over for the ‘decent left’, and they have only themselves to blame

27 November 2015 16:16

Two weeks after Paris we finally have some clarity from the political left. The current stance of their leadership (as…

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Another day, and another terror attack that is ‘nothing to do with Islam’

20 November 2015 15:19

Another day and another group of men from an unknown religion storm into a hotel shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. This time…


On Question Time, will someone please ask Mehdi Hasan about his views on infidels?

19 November 2015 16:22

Various readers have been asking if I am doing Question Time, This Week or Any Questions this week. It’s not…

England manager Roy Hodgson, David Cameron, Prince William and France's coach Didier Deschamps observe a minute's silence before the start of the match between England and France at Wembley (Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty)

Politicians are finally starting to admit a link between Islam and the extremists

18 November 2015 10:07

One step forward, one step back. Theresa May says in Parliament that the Paris attacks have ‘nothing to do with…

A woman walks past a shuttered shop with graffiti that reads "Paris we Love you" in central east Paris, on November 15, 2015, two days after attacks across the city.

Nine conclusions not to draw from the Paris attacks

15 November 2015 15:11

A huge number of nonsense goes around after atrocities like those in Paris. The media and social media are full of…

French president Francois Hollande speaks at the Elysee palace in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday which left more than 120 people dead (Photo: Getty)

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

14 November 2015 13:33

The West’s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each…

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The Paris attacks show that barbarians are inside the gate

13 November 2015 23:55

A wave of terror attacks has rocked Paris tonight with a restaurant, a stadium and a concert hall amongst the…

Jihadi John

Drones get the job done, as Jihadi John may have just discovered

13 November 2015 10:21

Excellent news, if it is confirmed, that Mohammed Emwazi – aka ‘Jihadi John’ – has discovered the hard way that…

Birmingham Muslim Community Gather For Friday Prayers

Why is the BBC letting the Islamic Human Rights Commission set the agenda?

11 November 2015 11:32

The farcically named ‘Islamic Human Rights Commission’ has featured here many times before. The last time was earlier this year…

Hundreds of protestors march through the Downing Street during a rally organized by the "Stop the War" Coalition, to show their opposition to the UK's joining in air strikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria on October 04, 2014 in the British capital, London.

The ‘Stop the War coalition’ is a meeting point for hardline Stalinists and Islamists

6 November 2015 10:55

The ‘Stop the War coalition’ is no such thing. It is a meeting point for hardline Stalinists and Islamists to…

Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister (Photo: Getty)

‘European values’ won’t last long without national borders

3 November 2015 10:21

Fascinating events in Hungary where Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to come under fire from other EU member states for…

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Shaker Aamer, Guantanamo and the questions that won’t be asked

30 October 2015 15:35

A nation rejoices! After a campaign waged from the political right and left, the UK can now finally welcome back…

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How can multiculturalism both cause and cure racism?

27 October 2015 11:14

In recent weeks there have been two prominent examples of what some people in Britain term ‘Islamophobia’. The first involved a…

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William Shawcross is right: Islamists are skilled at lawfare

22 October 2015 11:23

Regular readers may recall the charming group ‘Cage’. This is the organisation which made headlines earlier this year when Mohammed…

David Cameron (2L) and Home Secretary Theresa May (R) speak with schoolchildren on October 16, 2015 in Luton, United Kingdom.

The government’s new counter-extremism strategy is careful and rigorous — albeit with one major flaw

19 October 2015 20:36

The British government has published its counter-extremism strategy, unencumbered by the Liberal Democrats who held a similar strategy up for…


Simon Schama’s use of the word ‘suburban’ on Question Time was very revealing

16 October 2015 16:28

The things people say in anger are generally the most revealing things of all.  So it was on last night’s…

Theresa May leaves the stage after delivering her keynote speech to delegates during the Conservative Party Conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England.

In defence of Theresa May’s immigration remarks

7 October 2015 11:20

Some politicians and pundits are brewing a perfect storm across Europe. Migrants are heading into our continent illegally in record…

Mark Zuckerberg and Angela Merkel at a UN lunch on Saturday

Facebook posts about the migrant crisis should be the least of Angela Merkel’s worries

1 October 2015 13:05

So the German Chancellor has just been caught on microphone talking with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: German Chancellor Angela Merkel…

One work from Isis Threaten Sylvania by the artist Mimsy. Photograph: Mimsy

‘Health and safety concerns’ are now being used to censor anti-Isis artwork

30 September 2015 10:11

On Saturday I wrote a blog recommending readers catch the ‘Passion For Freedom’ festival’s final hours in London.  Thank you…


Denmark’s free speech conference kept the spirit of Charlie Hebdo alive

28 September 2015 18:20

This has been a terrible year for free speech. In January, after the atrocities in Paris, the whole world was…

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London’s stunning ‘Passion for Freedom’ exhibition is worth an hour of anyone’s time

26 September 2015 7:58

I am in Copenhagen at the moment – of which more anon.  But before fleeing these shores I had time to…

All the society does is sully Piers Gaveston’s good name by organising such dull parties (Painting: Edward II and Piers Gaveston, by Marcus Stone, 1872)

The shocking truth about the Piers Gaveston society? It’s incredibly dull

21 September 2015 22:27

Regarding the pig’s ear of a story currently circulating thanks to Lord Ashcroft’s vendetta against David Cameron, perhaps I could…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) looks on as Ben Carson speaks during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California.

Unlike Ben Carson, I’d like to see a Muslim American president

21 September 2015 20:50

Well that all got quite ugly quite fast. Last week Donald Trump, a contender for US Republican party’s Presidential nominee,…


Why are people falling for John McDonnell’s Question Time ‘apology’?

18 September 2015 11:50

John McDonnell’s Question Time ‘apology’ was no such thing and I am amazed to see anybody for fall for it. It…