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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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March 24, 2017

Pray for London, for Antwerp, for Nice: this is Europe’s new normal

This article originally appeared in The Spectator
The hashtag ‘PrayForLondon’ is trending on social media. But so is ‘Antwerp’. Because no sooner were we invited to pray for London than a man of ‘North African descent’ was narrowly prevented from doing …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
February 10, 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain’s Little Problem

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. 
When considering the roles that various people worldwide play in advancing various causes, a lot of attention is paid to the people who blow themselves up. A fair amount of time is spent on the …

Posted in Media Centre, Opinion Editorial
January 29, 2017

For all her caution abroad the PM knows the time to make a stand will come

Originally published in the Sunday Times.
To read some of the responses to Theresa May’s speech in America last week, you could be forgiven for interpreting the whole thing as a grand act of political grave-pissing.
In 1999 Tony Blair spoke in …

Posted in Media Centre, Opinion Editorial
January 16, 2017

Is Tolerance a One-Way Street?

Originally published by Gatestone Institute.
When just about every other magazine in the free world fails to uphold the values of free speech and the right to caricature and offend, who could expect a group of cartoonists and writers who have …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Media Centre, Opinion Editorial
January 5, 2017

European Immigration: Mainly Muslim, Mainly Male, Mainly Young

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute
2016 was a fine year for Islamist terrorism and an even finer year for Western political distraction. While Islamic terrorists repeatedly succeeded in carrying out mass-casualty terrorist attacks, as well as a constant run of …

Posted in Europe, Islamism, Opinion Editorial
January 2, 2017

‘Et tu, Theresa’ – welcome to the two faces of Mrs. May

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post.
Foreign affairs have never been Theresa May’s bag. And, judged by her recent form and Britain’s deceit in oiling the wheels of UN Resolution 2334 – one of the worst examples of Machiavellian back-stabbing since …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
December 28, 2016

Populism: Pantomime politics or the public fighting back?

Originally published by the BBC
The man who was prime minister last Christmas and isn’t this Christmas thinks he knows why.
“I stand here as a great optimist about how we can combat populism. It may seem odd that I am so …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom, United States
December 23, 2016

From Brexit to Trump: Giving the Elites a Hard Kick

Originally published by Majalla
The two big electoral events of 2016—Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president—were seemingly conjoined from the moment the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. That historic day in June was …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom, United States
December 21, 2016

‘German people are right to be worried’ Merkel’s migrant open-door condemned on Sky

Originally published by Daily Express
The German Chancellor has faced a barrage of criticism in the days since the Berlin terror attack – where a truck was driven into a crowded Christmas market, killing 12.
In recent months Mrs Merkel and her …

Posted in Germany, News Coverage
December 18, 2016

Spare us the self-pity. The young have never had it so good

Originally published by The Times
Somebody recently asked me whom I admired, and I gave them the truth: “Simon Raven’s godfather and the present Countess Mountbatten.” The reasons for the idolatry are related.
The late novelist’s godfather was celebrated in the Raven …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
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