Islam

Agincourt was neither necessary, nor great. We’re mad to celebrate it

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Can anyone explain this sudden enthusiasm for Agincourt, that unexpected victory over the French, now being celebrated, or rather commemorated,…

Can politicians say ‘crusade’ again? David Cameron thinks so

17 October 2015 8:00 am

One thing grabbed my attention from David Cameron’s speech, long ago in the middle of last week. ‘We need a…

Charles Moore’s Notes: Mr Cameron swings wildly between toughness and compassion

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Presumably Britain has some sort of policy on immigration, asylum and refugees, but instead of struggling to understand it, you…

The wonders of the Muslim world that my children will never get to see

1 August 2015 9:00 am

I celebrated Eid in a sandy bay in Sri Lanka, watching from the warm, shallow sea as gaggles of local…

China’s repressive policy towards its Islamic fringe has badly backfired

1 August 2015 9:00 am

In October 2013, a jeep ploughed through a crowd of pedestrians on the edge of Tiananmen Square, crashed and burst…

I’m off to join Islamic State. See ya, kafirs!

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I am getting heartily sick of being subjected to low-level racist and Islamophobic abuse whenever I go out wearing my…

Let’s read the riot act to the kleptocrats who are buying us out

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I have signed an affidavit for a hearing in the High Court stating that Janan Harb was, to my knowledge,…

A documentary that ought to rank with the footage of British troops liberating Belsen

11 July 2015 9:00 am

So you’ve just popped out of town for the day on an errand. And when you get back, everyone has…

Sorry, but you can’t take the Islam out of Islamic State

4 July 2015 9:00 am

At last, British politicians have been galvanised into action by the appalling events last weekend in the Tunisian resort of…

Suicide bombing seems to have become a new Yorkshire tradition

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Where would you rather live, Dewsbury or Bradford? I ask because it seems that there are probably some good property…

Why Saudi Arabia is kicking back against the USA

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Whatever happened to America’s desert kingdom? In the four months since Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud became king of Saudi…

My new plan: let’s pay people benefits for not moving here

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Yet another exciting discovery from the world of Islamic science. As you are probably aware, Islamic culture has always paid…

The battle of Lepanto, October 1571

From Barbary corsairs to people-traffickers: the violence of the Mediterranean

30 May 2015 9:00 am

With summer on its way, thoughts turn south to olive groves and manicured vineyards, to the warm water and hot…

How Spain got blamed for the Spanish flu — and where to find Ebola on a map

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Plagued by stigma The World Health Organisation told doctors to stop naming diseases after people, places and animals so as…

What Labour needs to do is estrange its awful voters

16 May 2015 9:00 am

And so now we have to suffer the epic delusions, temper tantrums and hissy fits of the metro-left. They simply…

An Armenian orphan in 1915. Hundreds of thousands of Christian women and children who survived the genocide suffered forced conversion to Islam

At last: a calm, definitive account of the Armenian genocide

18 April 2015 9:00 am

For most of us, the centenary of the Great War means recalling the misery and sacrifices of the Western Front:…

Original sin makes us better people. I wish Muslims believed in it

11 April 2015 9:00 am

These days, on the subject of Islam, non-Muslims have mostly divided into two camps — though there’s a little wandering…

Why wasn’t there more about the other faiths over Easter on the BBC?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

There was no shortage of Easter music and talks across the BBC networks with a sunrise service on Radio 4…

Wines to toast a warrior saint

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Towards the chimes at midnight, a few of us left a — respectable — establishment near Leicester Square. Eight or…

Allah, Zeus and the Church of England

21 March 2015 9:00 am

A ‘prominent liberal cleric’ in London has held an Islamic prayer service in his church, St John’s Waterloo. ‘We all…

I have absolutely no sympathy for liberals who find themselves being called 'right-wing'

21 March 2015 9:00 am

This week I would like you to share the deep pain of a liberal who has been called ‘right-wing’. This…

Tell Mama and the battle for the future of British Islam

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Tell Mama is Britain’s most prominent opponent of anti-Muslim prejudice. It monitors everything from criminal assaults to everyday abuse. The…

How liberal Britain is betraying ex-Muslims

28 February 2015 9:00 am

A few days ago Imtiaz, a solar engineer; Aliya, a campaigner for secular education; Sohail, a gay Somali in his…

It’s not Netanyahu’s fault that Jews in Europe are afraid

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Have you seen the prices for houses in Israel? Astronomical, mate. You wouldn’t believe it. An arid and perpetually embattled…

A survivor of the Copenhagen attack speaks: ‘If we should stop drawing cartoons, should we also stop having synagogues?’

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Two years ago the Danish writer Helle Brix helped found the Lars Vilks Committee. The group of media figures from…