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Opinion Editorials
August 16, 2016
United Kingdom

It’s a bad day for Anjem Choudary – and a good day for secular law

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published by the Spectator. So farewell then Anjem Choudary. At least for a few years. Britain’s biggest loudmouth Islamist has finally been convicted in the UK for encouraging support for Isis. He now faces up to ten years in prison. There ...
August 15, 2016
Syria

The Intellectual Roots of ISIS

Henry Jackson Society
and
Kyle Orton
Originally published in the Wall Street Journal. Why did Prohibition in America fail? The Pakistani Islamic scholar Abul Ala Mawdudi argued that it was because the law “required people to accept human rather divine reasoning.” What was needed was a harsh ...
August 14, 2016
United Kingdom

Islamic Islamophobia: When Muslims Are Not Muslim Enough, What Does It Promise for the Rest of Us?

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.  Earlier this year there was a murder that shocked Britain. Just before Easter, a 40-year old shopkeeper in Glasgow, Asad Shah, was repeatedly stabbed in his shop; he died in the road outside. The news ...
August 12, 2016
United Kingdom

Why the Prevent strategy isn’t the problem

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published in the Spectator. Earlier this week the Times had a leader column entitled ‘Protect Prevent’. As a defence of the government’s counter-extremism strategy it was all well and good, but it missed a very crucial point. It said: ‘The ...
August 9, 2016
United Kingdom

As the Chinese ambassador questions the delay, would cancelling Hinkley severely damage UK-China economic ties?

Henry Jackson Society
and
Alan Mendoza
Originally published in City A.M. The UK-China relationship will be hurt by the decision to delay and potentially halt Hinkley Point. The “Golden Era” of bilateral relations will suffer a setback, as China will perceive this decision as a loss of ...
August 9, 2016
Terrorism & Security

The gay community is in denial about Islamism

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published in the Spectator.  It is almost two months since Omar Mateen walked around the Pulse nightclub in Florida, gunning people down while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. During the assault Mateen spoke to American law enforcement and swore allegiance to Isis. ...
August 5, 2016
United Kingdom

UK: A tale of two inquiries

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. During the course of a hot summer Britain’s Labour party is in meltdown on a range of issues. But among the worst parts of its meltdown are those to do with its continuing effort to cover ...
August 1, 2016
France

The post-terror ‘good news’ story came from Islam’s most persecuted sect

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
This article originally appeared in The Spectator A few months back, after the Brussels terrorist attacks, I pointed out on Coffee House that there is a certain routine after any such atrocity. One part of it is that, after a couple ...
July 29, 2016

‘Lone wolf’ attacks in Europe are nothing of the sort

Henry Jackson Society
and
Kyle Orton
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph Since early 2014, at the latest, the Islamic State (Isil) has been plotting terrorist attacks in Europe. There has been a tendency, including during the wave of attacks in the last month in Europe, ...
July 28, 2016

Playing down the differences in our multi-cultural world is giving the fundamentalists the advantage

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
This article originally appeared on The Jewish Chronicle In Acton, in West London, there is a church which has bucked the Western European trend. Its congregation has not just grown, it has grown so many times over that it has had ...
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August 11, 2016

An Alternative to the French Peace Initiative: A way forward for Israel and its Arab neighbours

Henry Jackson Society
and
Tom Wilson
Read the interactive policy paper here The paper’s key observations include: •    The French proposal risks sidelining the importance of direct negotiations, and at the same time repeating policy errors which are likely to exacerbate tensions further. •    Washington has signalled its reservations ...
July 29, 2016

Profiles of Islamic State Leaders

Henry Jackson Society
The Henry Jackson Society has released a report which provides the most comprehensive compilation yet of what is known about the Islamic State’s leadership. The report provides detailed profiles and biographical details of the key figures within the caliphate’s government, ...
July 14, 2016

The Iran Deal a Year On: Assessing Iranian Ambitions

Henry Jackson Society
LONDON – 14 JULY 2016 On the anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the so-called ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran, a new publication – The Iran Deal a Year On: Assessing Iranian Ambitions – by The Henry Jackson Society ...
June 17, 2016

How the Iran Entente Caused the Syria Crisis

Kyle Orton
In the last few years, the United States has resolved to reduce its “footprint” in the Middle East, and has conceived of détente with Iran as the means of accomplishing this. If the Islamic Republic could be drawn into the ...
May 25, 2016

Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain

Henry Jackson Society
LONDON – 24th May 2016  A report published today by The Henry Jackson Society reveals the increasing threat to the West from Russia of cyber-attacks. The paper, entitled “Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain”, highlights that, over recent years, hackers ...