Islamic extremism

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…

Ben Carson Holds Campaign Rally In Anaheim

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…

A supporter of the Islamist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir (Photo: Adek Berry/Getty)

Here’s more evidence that the left might be screwed

4 August 2015 14:33

Friends of mine who still call themselves ‘liberals’ or ‘leftists’ occasionally confide in me that they think the left might…

Tributes And Reaction To Paris Terror Attacks After Gunmen Kill 17 People

Je Suis Charlie? Even Charlie Hebdo has now surrendered to Islamic extremism

23 July 2015 16:41

Bad news from the continent.  In an interview with the German weekly Stern, Laurent ‘Riss’ Sourisseau, the editor-in-chief of Charlie…

In the fight against Islamic State, could the Taliban become a useful ally? (Photo: Saeed Khan/Getty)

Could the Taliban become a useful ally against Islamic State?

22 July 2015 10:05

For the better part of a decade, Nato forces fought a bitter war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, which claimed…

Boris Johnson during a visit to the Husseini Mosque in 2008 (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty)

Islamic extremism doesn’t need a rebrand

21 April 2015 11:11

I have been wondering why nobody so far in this election seems to have made any mention of what most…


Britain might want a holiday from history, but we’re not going to get one

4 April 2015 11:06

The more I think about the debate on Thursday night, the more I think it was a disgrace that there…


The siege in a kosher shop in Paris proves why Israel needs to exist

9 January 2015 17:10

As I write a siege is ongoing in a Kosher shop in Paris.  In France, Belgium and across Europe in…

Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar (Photo: A Majeed/Getty)

From Sydney to Peshawar – Islamic extremists are civilisation’s common enemy

16 December 2014 12:08

Yesterday it was Sydney. Today it is Peshawar. Yesterday a coffee shop. Today a school. Yesterday a lone gunman. Today a…

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The US steps up its involvement in the war for Iraq

8 November 2014 17:40

If you want to know how serious the situation in Iraq with Islamic State is, just look at what the…

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters keep guard near the Mullah Abdullah bridge, which separates  them from Islamic State militants (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Never mind the Baghdad politics, Iraqi Kurds need help to fight Islamic State

27 October 2014 12:35

The threat from Daish, the Arabic acronym for the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has gone from a…

Members of the Pakistan Christian Democratic alliance march in Lahore in support of Asia Bibi,  December 2010 (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

‘Religion of peace’ to execute Christian woman for ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan

20 October 2014 11:43

Not long to go now before a middle-aged Christian woman, Asia Bibi, is hanged in Pakistan for allegedly having said…


A brief history of biker gangs at war – Islamofascist Iraq edition

15 October 2014 8:21

America and Britain are still fumbling for policies to deal with nationals joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.…

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The Trojan Horse affair is about subversion, and only Gove understood this

23 July 2014 15:13

Peter Clarke’s powerful report on the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools is confirmation of the weakness of David Cameron in demoting Michael Gove.…

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David Cameron’s inaction has fuelled the row between Michael Gove and Theresa May over extremism in schools

4 June 2014 11:47

The row between Michael Gove and Theresa May over how best to tackle Islamist extremism in schools is typical of…