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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 29, 2014

Douglas Murray responds to Lord Harries’ remarks on the Today programme

Posted in Democracy & Development, Islamism, United Kingdom
November 23, 2014

Douglas Murray debates what should be done about returning British jihadists on BBC SML

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Defence, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 13, 2014

Citizenfour: the paranoia of Snowden & co will bore you to death

Originally published in The Spectator
‘In simple entertainment terms Citizenfour isn’t as interesting as watching paint dry. It is more like watching someone else watching paint dry.
People with opinions on Edward Snowden tend to divide into those who think he’s one of the …

Posted in Opinion Editorials, Terrorism & Security
November 1, 2014

Jonathan Sacks on religion, politics and the civil war that Islam needs

Originally published in The Spectator

‘Jonathan Sacks has an impressive track record for predicting the age we are in. In his 1990 Reith Lectures, ‘The Persistence of Faith’, the then chief rabbi pushed back against the dominant idea that religion was …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Islamism, Opinion Editorials, Spotlight
October 23, 2014

Why would jihadi terrorists attack Canada? Better to ask: why not?

Originally published in The Spectator
‘The attacks in Canada probably seem non-sensical to some people. After all, much of the press and political class in the West has spent years trying to cover over the motivations of people like those who have spent …

Posted in Canada, CRT Editorial, Islamism, North America, Opinion Editorials, Terrorism & Security

Radical Islamic cleric declares BRITISH law is invalid…in BRITAIN

Originally Published in the Daily Express
‘The 46-year-old hate preacher made the extraordinary statement when asked if jihadist fighters returning from Syria should have their passports confiscated and be charged under anti-terror laws.
Choudary blasted: “I don’t accept British law. If you …

Posted in ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 22, 2014

Express Debate: What should we do with British jihadists?

Originally published in the Daily Express
‘In our video discussion, Douglas Murray of the Henry Jackson Society and radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary have their say.
Firstly, Mr Murray expressed his view that while it was unlikely many British jihadists who have …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, United Kingdom
October 17, 2014

Douglas Murray debates treason laws on BBC’s Newsnight

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Defence, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 16, 2014

‘Islamophobia’ strikes again – national students’ union refuses to condemn Isis

Originally published in the Spectator
In a world often devoid of good news, there has been a fine development on the farthest-flung shores of insanity. The British National Union of Students aspires to represent students, though traditionally tends only to represent …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, ISIS, Opinion Editorials
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
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