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Douglas Murray

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Douglas Murray

A bestselling author and award-winning political commentator, he previously founded the Centre for Social Cohesion, which monitors extremism in Britain. Murray is the author of numerous publications including, "Victims of Intimidation: Freedom of Speech within Europe's Muslim Communities". A columnist for Standpoint magazine, he writes for a variety of other publications, including the Spectator and Wall Street Journal. Murray is an expert on Islamist extremism and UK foreign policy. He recently published a book on the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday.

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October 13, 2014

Recognising a Palestinian ‘state’ in Parliament is not only pointless, it’s dangerous

Originally published in the Spectator
‘Today in Parliament, MPs are voting on a backbench motion (supported by a one-line whip from the Labour party) proposing that Britain recognises Palestine as a state. The motion attempts push a new status quo on Israel-Palestine, without the …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Israel/Palestine, Opinion Editorials, United Kingdom
October 2, 2014

Douglas Murray joins debate on surveillance on BBC Daily Politics

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Human Rights, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 30, 2014

Douglas Murray on BBC News discussing the Home Secretary Theresa May’s speech

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Human Rights, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 25, 2014

Why are we paying more benefits to Islamist preachers than our own soldiers?

Originally Published in the Spectator
‘We need new laws’ is a phrase most often heard from people who haven’t much bothered to investigate whether laws which are already on the books can be used.
For some time I have suggested that it …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Editorial, Islamism, Opinion Editorials, Religious Fundamentalism
September 23, 2014

Are Syria air strikes legal? Perhaps not, but why should we care?

Originally Published in the Spectator:
‘Are Syria air strikes legal?’ asks the BBC as part of its lead story today. The answer is that nobody is very sure. But personally I do wonder: ‘Why should we even care?’
Is beheading people legal? Is crucifying people illegal? Probably …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Editorial, Extremism, Human Rights, ISIS, Opinion Editorials
September 17, 2014

Vote for Britain to be a force for good in the world. Vote to keep the Union

Originally Published in the Spectator
‘I have been almost silent about the Scottish independence campaign. Not just because, like a lot of British people, I had assumed that this terrible matter would never have been opened unless people who know more than me …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Editorial, Opinion Editorials, United Kingdom
September 16, 2014

Douglas Murray joins Sky debate on Scottish defence capability

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Scotland, United Kingdom
September 14, 2014

Isis are setting our news agenda. We need to stop playing their game

Originally Published in the Spectator
‘Isis are playing a game with this country and America. We need to take a view about what our response to that game should be. The ‘game’ is the gradual drip-drip of beheading videos. Obviously the images are intended to …

Posted in CRT Editorial, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorials, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 7, 2014

Muslim leaders continue to betray Australia by condemning Tony Abbott

Originally published in Herald Sun

‘Australia’s top Muslim leaders have betrayed us again. Should we finally conclude the real problem is not their weakness but their faith?

Twice in three weeks, Islamist terrorists have beheaded American journalists as a warning to the …

Posted in Austalia, Extremism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism
September 2, 2014

Douglas Murray discusses returning jihadists on BBC GMT

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, ISIS, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
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