Islam

Spectator letters: Interpreting Islam, and Spectator-reading thieves

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Chapter and verse on Islam Sir: Irshad Manji’s generally very sensible article on ‘Reclaiming Islam’ (29 March) suggests using the…

It's time to reclaim Islam from the fanatics. Here's how

29 March 2014 9:00 am

I am not a moderate Muslim, I am a reformist. Rooting out corrupt practices can never be an act of…

The Vikings arrive in England during the second wave of migration (Scandinavian school, 10th century)

Civilisation’s watery superhighway

29 March 2014 9:00 am

The clue is in the title: this is not about the blue-grey-green wet stuff that covers 70 per cent of…

Taki: our leaders are weak and powerless in the face of religious fanatics

14 December 2013 9:00 am

This Christmas our thoughts need to be with our fellow Christians who are being threatened in the Bible lands. No…

Rod Liddle: How I was bullied when I wore a burka

2 November 2013 9:00 am

I dressed up in a burka to wander around the streets of Canterbury recently, to see what level of Islamophobic…

Charles Moore’s notes: Liberal-leaning Muslims are the people most opposed to the niqab

21 September 2013 9:00 am

We are not allowed to know any details about the Muslim woman, charged with intimidating a witness, who has been…

The Story of the Jews, by Simon Schama - review

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The recorder of early Jewish history has two sources of evidence. One is the Bible. Its centrality was brought home…

Lion Heart by Justin Cartwright - review

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Justin Cartwright is famously a fan of John Updike — and here he seems to owe a definite debt to…

Taki: Stephen Fry and the gay lobby should cool it over the Winter Olympics

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Gstaad I’ve met Stephen Fry twice in my life, both times long ago. The first time at a dinner given…

Richard Dawkins attacks Muslim bigots, not just Christian ones. If only his enemies were as brave

24 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s August, and you are a journalist stuck in the office without an idea in your head. What to write?…

As an Anglican ex-bishop, I can tell you: Iran's new president could be our best hope for peace

27 July 2013 9:00 am

The installation of Hassan Rouhani as President of Iran next month heralds a new chapter for the country. It is…

So, can we expect Channel 4 to broadcast a C of E call to prayer?

6 July 2013 9:00 am

It is very lucky for the BBC that Channel 4 exists. Whatever imbecilic, supposedly attention-grabbing trash the BBC commissions, there will…