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I have no sympathy for people who complain about ‘sharia Uber drivers’

25 November 2015 17:20

Actress Frances Barber has complained about her taxi driver after a night out in town, tweeting: Just had a sharia…

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Is it really ‘grossly irresponsible’ to be critical of Islam?

21 November 2015 9:00

Hours before the Paris atrocities, Al Arabiya news reported a speech by David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism…

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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…

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Has ‘Islam’s reformation’ really begun?

19 November 2015 16:02

Usama Hasan, an imam attached to the Quilliam Foundation, argues in the Times that Islam is steadily adapting to modernity.…

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Western liberalism is no match for the Islamic Game of Thrones

19 November 2015 11:05

As a graduate student in the Harvard Government Department in the late 1980s, I became slightly jaded about the number…


Yes, we wear poppies. But we don’t print our faces onto them

18 November 2015 15:57

‘What’s worse: people who add French flags to their Facebook profiles, or those who sneer at them?’ asks my colleague…

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Why I didn’t sing La Marseillaise last night

18 November 2015 12:10

When Patrice Evra and the French national football team lined up at Wembley last night, it was a moment of…

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…

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Islamic State are clear about their values. Are we clear about ours?

16 November 2015 13:38

Here we go again. The same mantras are dusted down: we must be more assertive of our values, less tolerant…

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 strange relationship between Islam, violence and French football

14 November 2015 13:10

It is not so surprising if the jihadists in Paris were targeting an international football match. There has for years…

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…

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The films the Arab world doesn’t want you to see

4 November 2015 16:35

‘I want a woman to be President,’ declared one of the ambulance drivers interviewed by Sherief Elkatsha for his film…


The left is no longer a happy family

2 November 2015 17:13

The far left controls the Labour leadership because the centre left did not take it seriously until it was too…

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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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The new East-West divide: multiculturalism vs sovereignty

21 October 2015 12:05

We all know that relations with Russia are at their lowest ebb since 1991, when Boris Yeltsin brought down Communism…

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Giving the Nobel peace prize to Tunisia’s ‘quartet’ perpetuates a dangerous lie

9 October 2015 15:08

Tunisia is preposterously touted as the one success story of the nightmarish revolutions, counter-revolutions, civil wars, jihadist invasions and Islamist…

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…

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A memo for Dr Ben Carson: Islam and Islamism are conjoined but distinct

29 September 2015 17:20

Like so many of the conjoined twins Dr Ben Carson has skilfully separated, Islam the monotheism, compatible with democracy, and…


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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Free speech can’t just apply to those you agree with

28 September 2015 14:12

Finally, the Stepford Students, those safe-spaced, spoilt-brat censors of anyone who thinks differently to them, have had their comeuppance. Following…

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There was nothing illiberal about Ben Carson’s ‘Muslim president’ comment

22 September 2015 12:42

Republican hopeful Ben Carson was asked on television whether a president’s religious faith matters. He said that a president’s faith…


Few feminists dare criticise Islam. To see why, look at the ones who do

16 September 2015 13:58

Over the weekend, a Muslim conference held near Paris was interrupted when two Femen activists stormed the stage during a talk given by two…