Islamism

Are we witnessing the birth of an African Islamic State?

15 January 2021 2:24 am

On Monday, 13 soldiers were killedby the Islamic State in northeastern Nigeria. A week ago, just after midnight on Friday…

Britain is still failing to confront Islamism

12 December 2020 6:00 pm

How time flies. In March 2014, quite out of the blue, I was commissioned by then prime minister David Cameron…

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French republicanism confounds American progressives

29 November 2020 12:42 am

Can an entire country sue for libel? If so, France would have a strong suit against swathes of the American…

Macron is preparing for intellectual battle against Islamism

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Muslim thinkers offer a remedy to fundamentalism

Macron alone: where are France’s allies in the fight against Islamism?

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Where is the support for his fight against Islamism?

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The unbearable niceness of Canadians is driving us to destruction

11 November 2020 5:54 am

While Americans spent last week panicking about the state of their democracy,  north of the border we were having a…

Churches are more Covid-secure than trains or takeaways

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Monday night’s murderous gunman in Vienna is officially described as ‘Islamist’. Brahim Aioussaoi, the man accused of murdering worshippers in…

France vs Islamism: how does Macron hope to prosecute his war?

7 November 2020 9:00 am

How does Macron hope to prosecute his war?

The best response to Islamism is Christianity

7 November 2020 9:00 am

It has become normal to think of the Islamist attacks in Europe as attacks on a secular way of life.…

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Macron isn’t Islamophobic

28 October 2020 3:17 am

Sometimes a story does not receive the attention you think it should. Sometimes the news is too familiar or too…

How Brighton’s gangs became increasingly radicalised

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Between October 2013 and January 2014, five teenaged boys from Brighton, three of them brothers from a family called Deghayes,…

Islamists are frustrating Pakistan's fight against coronavirus

1 April 2020 8:48 pm

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Pakistan currently sits at 2,042 alongside 26 deaths. With only limited healthcare facilities, the country…

Can Macron halt the rise of Islamic extremism?

25 February 2020 1:51 am

Emmanuel Macron has unveiled his plan to combat the rise of Islamic extremism in France. Stressing that his fight was…

Islamists have opened a terrifying new front in their war with France

6 January 2020 11:51 pm

France has endured an appalling series of Islamist terror attacks in recent years. One might feel a sense of relief…

Emmanuel Macron will regret his failure to crack down on Islamists

8 October 2019 1:11 am

It beggars belief that Mickaël Harpon was employed as a computer expert in the intelligence department at police HQ in…

There were far fewer terror attacks last year. Here’s why

12 January 2019 9:00 am

They don’t like to use the ‘Q’ word in counter-terrorism. It’s a bit like blurting out the name of the…

How do you solve a problem like Anjem Choudary?

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Next month the Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary will be released from prison, having served just half of his five-and-a-half-year sentence.…

And I think to myself, not a wonderful world…

25 August 2018 9:00 am

The story of Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan is an interesting one, I think, for what it tells us about…

What to do about the returning jihadis

4 November 2017 9:00 am

In normal times, the reported return of 400 Isis fighters to Britain would be the biggest story out there. But…

‘The Incredulity of Thomas’, by Caravaggio. (c.1603). It is only in St John’s Gospel that Thomas is portrayed as unbelieving

A Muslim’s insights into Christianity

28 October 2017 9:00 am

I’m not a critic, I’m an enthusiast. And when you are an enthusiast you need to try your best to…

Songs of the blood and the sword

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Jihadi Culture might sound like a joke title for a book, like ‘Great Belgians’ or ‘Canadian excitements’. But in this…

Poor old Ron and Pen, just trying to help

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Here’s the problem. An Asian bloke gets on to the Tube holding a bulging Lidl bag with wires sticking out…

Islam’s “barbaric fury”

18 July 2017 7:31 am

Andrew Urban has lived up to his famous namesake, Pope Urban II (1088-1099), in his warnings that evil thrives when…

Farty, smelly and in love with Putin? You must be middle-aged

20 February 2016 9:00 am

There are things that happen when you grow older — bad things, harbingers of death and decay. Past the age of…

François Hollande’s own personal state of emergency

6 February 2016 9:00 am

His response to the Paris terror attacks has left the French president increasingly isolated and unpopular