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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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June 30, 2014

Will America take up the job of whack-a-mole in the Middle East?

Originally published in The Spectator
‘President Obama said recently that the United States cannot simply play ‘whack-a-mole’ in the Middle East. The only appropriate response to which is to say, ‘Yes you can.’
We can all understand why the President might be …

Posted in Editorial, Middle East, Opinion Editorials, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
June 27, 2014

Murderous Islamists or Islamophobia?

Originally published in The Spectator
I have a nominee for idiot of the week. I had never heard of him until yesterday, but he is one ‘Andreas Krieg’ who the Daily Mail has referred to as ‘a Middle East security analyst …

Posted in Africa, Editorial, Iraq, Islamism, Middle East, Nigeria, Opinion Editorials, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security
June 21, 2014

Britain is not alone in its mad attitude to Islamism

Originally published in the Spectator
There is a tendency in Britain to think we are alone in our national madness. So I thought I would cheer everyone up on this lovely weekend by pointing out that one of the big stories in …

Posted in Editorial, ISIS, Opinion Editorials, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
June 17, 2014

The conflict in the Middle East is far bigger than Isis and al-Qa’eda

Originally published in The Spectator
‘…Syria has fallen apart. Major cities in Iraq have fallen to al-Qa’eda. Egypt may have stabilised slightly after a counter-coup. But Lebanon is starting once again to fragment. Beneath all these facts — beneath all the explosions, …

Posted in Editorial, ISIS, Middle East, Opinion Editorials, Spotlight
June 12, 2014

How Britain left its Muslim children to the Islamists

Originally published in The Spectator
‘Who’s up, who’s down? Who’s in, who’s out? While Westminster spent last week gossiping about which minister’s special adviser said what, in another city, not far away, a very different Britain was unveiled.
On Monday, the Chief …

Posted in Editorial, Extremism, Opinion Editorials, Spotlight
June 11, 2014

A brave man in Iraq needs your help

Originally published in The Spectator
‘Canon Andrew White is one of the bravest men you could ever meet. He is the Anglican vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad and has continued his service in that country throughout its recent horrors. …

Posted in Editorial, Iraq, Opinion Editorials, Spotlight

Video: Matthew Parris vs Douglas Murray on responding to the ‘Trojan Horse plot’

Originally published on The Spectator
HJS Associate Director Douglas Murray has appeared with commentator Matthew Parris to debate the implications of the ‘Trojan Horse’ inquiry by Ofsted into state schools in the Birmingham area. They debated whether there was ever in …

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism
June 9, 2014

Douglas Murray on ‘World at One’ discusses the ‘Trojan Horse’ Inquiry

On the 9th June, HJS Associate Director Douglas Murray appeared on ‘World at One’ on BBC Radio 4 to discuss the findings of the Ofsted report into schools at the centre of the ongoing ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal. To listen to …

Posted in Broadcast Appearances
June 5, 2014

HJS Associate Director Douglas Murray on BBC Radio 4 discussing the ‘Trojan Horse’ Inquiry

On the 5th June, HJS Associate Director Douglas Murray appeared on the ‘PM’ programme on BBC Radio 4 to debate the recent Ofsted report into schools allegedly influenced by Islamic extremists in the Birmingham area.

Posted in Broadcast Appearances
June 1, 2014

A Sing-Song in Israel

Originally published in Standpoint
‘The sirens sounded at 8pm. Standing on a hotel balcony, I watched the city come to a halt. The few cars on the main street stopped, the drivers getting out to stand beside their vehicles. On the …

Posted in Editorial, Israel, Opinion Editorials, Spotlight
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