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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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May 11, 2015

Douglas Murray looks at history of values on BBC Start the Week

Posted in Broadcast Appearances
May 5, 2015

Douglas Murray discusses Islam and freedom of speech on BBC Three Counties

Posted in Broadcast Appearances
April 30, 2015

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

Originally published in The Spectator
The young hang about in packs or speed around town, two to a scooter. Old women group together on benches around the town square in front of the church. The men continually greet each other as …

Posted in Libya, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Trans-Atlantic Relations
April 24, 2015

24 April: Douglas Murray discusses how rich countries should confront migration on BBC Newshour Extra

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Human Rights, Libya, United Kingdom
April 23, 2015

The fall of Lutfur Rahman shows the power of brave campaigning journalism

Originally published in The Spectator
So farewell then Lutfur Rahman. On Thursday the Islamist-aligned Mayor of Tower Hamlets was found guilty of electoral fraud. The poll in which he was ‘elected’ has been declared void and he has now been barred from …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Islamism, Media, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, United Kingdom
April 1, 2015

Southampton University conference questioning right of Israel to exist ‘scrapped’ after protests

Originally published in The Telegraph
A leading British university is set to scrap plans to host an controversial conference questioning the right of Israel, to exist following a wave of international outrage and threats of protests from both sides.

The University of …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, News Coverage, Palestine, United Kingdom
March 30, 2015

Is Britain losing the war against radical Islam?

Originally published in The Spectator
Some stories are almost too predictable. Take this one.
Three schoolgirls from Britain disappear to Syria, apparently in order to join Islamic State and become ‘jihad brides’, or more precisely ‘jihad rape prizes’. There is a huge …

Posted in Extremism, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
March 20, 2015

Internet gaffe by US government as UK extremist’s sharia law photo used in free speech ad

Originally published in the Daily Mail
The US government has made a bizarre internet gaffe by posting a British Muslim extremist’s photograph of veiled women calling for sharia law, citing it as an inspirational example of free speech in the West.
The …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United Kingdom, United States
March 18, 2015

Meet Saudi Arabia’s top cleric. Like Isis, he also thinks churches should be destroyed

Originally published in The Spectator
Today a quick game of ‘spot the difference.’
First, here are some photos, released yesterday, of Isis pulling down the crosses on ancient churches and desecrating Christian holy sites in Mosul, Iraq. They admit to doing this because they wish …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Spotlight

We can’t just blame Benjamin Netanyahu for the lack of peace in the Middle East

Originally published in The Spectator
The re-election of Benjamin (‘Bibi’) Netanyahu in Israel has not gone down well in the chancelleries of Europe, let alone the White House. During his terms of office, a majority of western politicians and commentators have …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
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