Terrorism

Britain’s fatal unwillingness to confront Islamic extremism

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Britain’s fatal unwillingness to confront Islamic extremism

The Bataclan trial is forcing France to confront some difficult questions

25 September 2021 10:17 am

It’s a stroke of good fortune for France that Salah Abdeslam is a coward. Had he not been he would…

The view from the Paris bus — an appreciation of everyday life

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Many would say the commute was one thing they didn’t miss in lockdown. But when Lauren Elkin was ‘yanked out…

The West's Islamist capitulation

9 September 2021 8:12 am

On Monday, Tony Blair addressed a military think tank in London and stated that the West should continue to intervene…

The Taliban’s win will unleash the next wave of global jihad

18 August 2021 9:03 am

The Taliban retaking Kabul has been inevitable for almost the entirety of the 20 year war, and certainly since Barack…

The case for isolating terrorists in prison is stronger than ever

31 July 2021 12:23 am

Watching last night’s ITV report from inside two of Britain’s highest security jails was an odd experience for me. The…

Looks lovely if nothing else: Craig and Bruno's Great British Road Trips reviewed

17 July 2021 9:00 am

To its huge credit, ITV has managed to find perhaps the last two television celebrities who’ve never before been filmed…

Why we don’t always say what we see

26 June 2021 9:00 am

The official review into the Manchester Arena bombing was published this week. Four years after 22 mainly young people were…

The catalogue of failures that allowed Usman Khan to kill

29 May 2021 5:00 pm

The inquest into the murder of Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt by Islamist terrorist Usman Khan has revealed a collision…

Britain must investigate its Islamist ‘dawa’ networks

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Britain must investigate its Islamist ‘dawa’ networks

‘Religious literacy’ rules risk gagging the press

8 May 2021 9:00 am

There should be more ‘religious literacy’. So says the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Religion in the Media, chaired by Yasmin…

Is France losing its war on terror?

28 April 2021 4:44 pm

A political storm has swept France in recent days. It follows the publication of an open letter by twenty retired…

Dark days for Britain: London, Burning, by Anthony Quinn, reviewed

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Not long ago, a group of psychologists analysing data about national happiness discovered that the British were at their unhappiest…

Isis’s weakness is now its strength

2 April 2021 5:00 pm

As coronavirus swept the globe a year ago, Isis began issuing pronouncements. ‘God, by his will, sent a punishment to…

The case for a domestic abuse register

25 March 2021 2:10 am

In the 12 months since the first lockdown, at least 112 women in the UK have been killed by men.…

It's time to take Britain's Incel terror threat seriously

9 March 2021 6:15 pm

Far-right and Islamist extremism are both cause for concern in Britain today. But there’s another threat which all too often…

The difficulty of cracking down on ‘hate’

4 March 2021 6:30 pm

In general, my experience as a British Sikh has been overwhelmingly positive in my life. Most people who know anything…

What's keeping terrorism experts awake at night?

10 February 2021 6:00 pm

This keeps me up at night. Have you come across this expression of pained anguish lately? This isn’t about conversations…

When will Pakistan take a stand against terror?

3 February 2021 2:03 am

Last week, Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the release of UK born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh who was accused of kidnapping…

Britain's prisons are a breeding ground for Islamist terror

19 January 2021 6:00 pm

Was Reading terrorist Khairi Saadallah radicalised behind bars? What we do know is that locking Saadallah in HMP Bullingdon to develop…

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…

Is The Undoing properly great or just a run-of-mill thriller with a brilliant casting director?

7 November 2020 9:00 am

There must be some people somewhere who vaguely know their own spouses — but if so, they don’t tend to…

The mix of slapstick and sermonising is certainly original: In Bad Taste reviewed

24 October 2020 9:00 am

In Bad Taste is a slapstick comedy about five female terrorists who murder the governor of the Bank of England.…

The Begum Appeal is a fundamental error of logic

19 July 2020 9:08 pm

There has been an emotional response to the case of Shamima Begum, quite rightly. It is not clear to me…

An Al-Qaeda double agent explains what’s really going on in Middle East

29 February 2020 9:00 am

When will the definitive history of the modern Middle East be written? For 20 years and more, a continent has…