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March 26, 2015

Event Summary: ‘The Battle of Waterloo: 200 Years After’

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This is a summary of a joint event with the Project for Democratic Union featuring Professor Robert Tombs; Brigadier (retired) Allan Mallinson; and Professor Brendan Simms, chaired by Ben Gummer MP, on 3 February 2015. …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, France, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom
February 19, 2015

Event Summary: ‘Europe and Anti-Semitism: Are we at a civilisational crisis point?’

On 19 February 2015, HJS Executive Director Dr Alan Mendoza and Deputy Director Douglas Murray joined a panel including Maajid Nawaz, Chairman of the Quilliam Foundation and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead & Kilburn, and Simone Rodan Paris, Director of …

Posted in Europe, Event Summaries, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, United Kingdom
February 13, 2015

The Good Germans: Was the Battle of Waterloo primarily a ‘British’ or a ‘Prussian’ victory – or a genuinely ‘Allied’ one?

Originally published by The Wall Street Journal
Whether holding the “Hot Gates” against the Persians, manning the Alamo in defiance of Santa Anna’s massed Mexican troops or repelling waves of Zulu warriors at Rorke’s Drift, the outnumbered defenders of improvised strongpoints exert …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Europe, France, Germany, News Coverage, United Kingdom
February 9, 2015

Freedom of speech is a sacred British value (and those who disagree can hop it)

Originally published in The Spectator
In the aftermath of last month’s Paris atrocities there was a remarkable piece in one of Denmark’s leading papers signed by more than a dozen prominent Danish Muslims.  It said that France, like Denmark, is a …

Posted in Extremism, France, Human Rights, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, United Kingdom
February 3, 2015

Audio: ‘The Battle of Waterloo: 200 Years After’

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Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, European Union, Event Audio, France, Germany, United Kingdom

‘The Battle of Waterloo: 200 Years After’

Listen to the full event here

Professor Robert Tombs
Professor of History at Cambridge University
Brigadier (retired) Allan Mallinson
Military Historian and Former Army Officer
Professor Brendan Simms
Professor in the History of International Relations at Cambridge University
Chaired by Ben Gummer MP
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
House of …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Europe, Event Transcript, France, Germany, United Kingdom

Ecco come si forma un jihadista francese

Originally published in Espresso Repubblica

In Francia i musulmani costituiscono oltre la metà della popolazione carceraria. Dopo gli attentati terroristici di Parigi, si moltiplicano gli inviti a trovare nuovi criteri che impediscano alle carceri di diventare centri di reclutamento per gli …

Posted in Extremism, France, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
January 26, 2015

The making of a French jihadi

Originally published in the Financial Times
In the bowels of Europe’s biggest prison 10 years ago, a burly armed robber in his early twenties found himself consigned to the cell below a seasoned jihadi. The younger man had grown up in …

Posted in Extremism, France, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
January 24, 2015

I don’t want to live under Islamic blasphemy law. That doesn’t make me racist

Originally published in the Spectator
I have spent most of the last fortnight debating Islam and blasphemy and wanted to take the opportunity to put down a few unwritten thoughts.
In the immediate aftermath of the Paris atrocities most of the people …

Posted in Extremism, France, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
January 20, 2015

Douglas Murray Highlights on the BBC World Service

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Democracy & Development, Extremism, France, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
January 17, 2015

Leicester terrorist cell that laid seeds of Paris atrocity

Originally posted in the Telegraph
Nobody ever suspected the two Algerian friends. Brahim Benmerzouga and Baghdad Meziane had slipped into Britain undetected in 1997, refugees from Algeria, a country bedevilled by civil war. The pair lived here illegally, largely unnoticed and …

Posted in Extremism, France, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
January 14, 2015

Douglas Murray discusses Charlie Hebdo issue on BBC 3 Counties Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Doulgas Murray speaks on BBC Radio Scotland about latest Charlie Hebdo issue

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

Robin Simcox on CNN examines al-Qaeda branch responsible for Paris attacks

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
January 13, 2015

Hannah Stuart discusses Paris attack motives on BBC Merseyside

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Douglas Murray on FOX News discussing the Paris Attacks

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

The Battle From Algiers: Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo Attack

Originally published in Foreign Affairs
Last week’s atrocities in Paris, which left 17 dead, were not the first rounds of terror brought to France by Islamists. In fact, such attacks in France have killed over a dozen and wounded hundreds since …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Extremism, France, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security

The Yemeni Connection

Originally published in The Wall Street Journal
Two major terrorist atrocities were committed on Wednesday. Events in Paris received more coverage, but the other attack, in Yemen, also deserves scrutiny. The two incidents are more closely linked than they might first …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Extremism, France, ISIS, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, Yemen
January 12, 2015

Robin Simcox provides insight into Paris attacks on Channel News Asia

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
January 11, 2015

McCaul: Western Europeans can fly to U.S. without a visa

Originally posted in PolitiFact
The slayings in France have raised awareness that terrorist threats can spring up on European soil. And if terrorists can emerge there among people holding European passports, they could come here.
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, highlighted that risk …

Posted in Europe, Extremism, France, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States

Davis Lewin examines Paris attacks on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Douglas Murray joins Big Questions debate

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows, Jan. 11

Originally posted in The Daily Beast
As world leaders linked arms and led millions of Parisians in a march honoring the 17 people killed by terrorists last week, security officials from around the world worked on identifying the affiliation of the extremists …

Posted in Extremism, France, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
January 10, 2015

Davis Lewin joins France 24 for insight into Paris attacks

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
January 9, 2015

The siege in a kosher shop in Paris proves why Israel needs to exist

Originally posted in the Spectator
As I write a siege is ongoing in a Kosher shop in Paris.  In France, Belgium and across Europe in recent years, Jews have repeatedly been the targets of Islamist attack.  They always are.  Last year …

Posted in Belgium, Europe, Extremism, France, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
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