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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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November 11, 2016

Where’s the proof that Donald Trump is homophobic?

Did anybody see Question Time last night? The panel largely seemed to be competing to out-outrage each other about Donald Trump. And in their great Trump-off most of the guests continued to do that sawn-off shotgun ‘phobes’ thing. Trump as …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Uncategorized, United States
November 9, 2016

Donald Trump won’t be as bad as you think

Originally posted in The Spectator
For 18 months, Donald Trump was amazingly useful to British politicians. Whatever their party, he provided them with the most magnificent means with which to polish their liberal credentials.

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Posted in Opinion Editorial, United States
October 30, 2016

Stand by your imam: Shakeel Begg and his apologists

Originally posted by The Spectator
There have been two fascinating developments in the case of Shakeel Begg, the Imam of the Lewisham Islamic Centre. As I described here on Friday, Begg sued the BBC for describing him as an extremist, only for the …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
October 29, 2016

‘Donald’s always been the outgoing one’: meeting the Trump parents

Originally posted by The Spectator
I have never met Donald Trump, but I knew his parents. A fact that makes me feel about 100 years old. Which was actually nearer the age Fred and Mary Anne Trump were when, as a teenager, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United States
October 28, 2016

The BBC wins a landmark victory in the fight against Islamic extremism

Originally posted by The Spectator
Shakeel Begg is an influential extremist who is also chief Imam of the Lewisham Islamic Centre.  His radical views are readily available and well-known.  But despite these downsides a chap like him also possesses certain considerable advantages.  Not least is …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
October 24, 2016

Douglas Murray on Migrant Crisis & Calais with Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Europe, France, Greece, Human Rights, Migration, United Kingdom
October 19, 2016

There’s a massive loser in tonight’s presidential TV debate – and it isn’t Donald Trump

Originally published by The Spectator
Did you think, after the second presidential TV debate last week, that democracy couldn’t sink lower? Well, think again. Tonight’s clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Las Vegas — already dubbed ‘fight night’ — looks …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, United States

Douglas Murray Discussing Migrant Crisis on BBC Radio Ulster

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Human Rights, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 17, 2016

Eastwood’s selective style of tolerance could lead to problems for SDLP in future

Originally published by The Belfast Times
The second, a few days ago, apropos various remarks of Donald Trump, explained: “As leader of the SDLP and the progressive nationalist tradition on this island, I will not give any support to such an administration, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, United States
October 15, 2016

Lights, camera, politics: the triumph of showbiz over argument

Originally published by the Spectator
At the end of Sunday night’s US presidential debate, the moderators snuck in a final question from a slightly shell shocked looking member of the audience. After an hour and a half of brutal, bitter exchanges, a …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, Opinion Editorial, United States
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