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August 16, 2016

Tom Wilson speaks to BBC Radio Wales on burkini ban in France

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, France
August 1, 2016

The post-terror ‘good news’ story came from Islam’s most persecuted sect

This article originally appeared in The Spectator
A few months back, after the Brussels terrorist attacks, I pointed out on Coffee House that there is a certain routine after any such atrocity. One part of it is that, after a couple …

Posted in Belgium, France, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
July 28, 2016

Abdel Malik Petitjean: What we know about second ISIS-inspired priest attacker

As Father Jacques Hamel led a small gathering for mass on Tuesday, Abdel Malik Petitjean stormed the Église St Étienne in the northern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray alongside accomplice Adel Kermiche, holding five people hostage before forcing the church’s priest to …

Posted in France, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
July 15, 2016

Islamic terrorism – how can the West defeat it?

Since 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan, the US and Europe have been forced to address growing instability in the Middle East which has spilled over into random acts of evil against Western cities.
Asymmetric warfare – of the type waged …

Posted in France, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Truck attack in Nice reflects ‘new normal’ for Europe

(Reuters) – European leaders and security chiefs have a sobering message after the Bastille Day killings in Nice: such lone attacks using ordinary vehicles are nearly impossible to prevent and can be carried out by almost anyone.
“We have moved into …

Posted in France, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Nice terror attack: Europe ‘faces summer of copycat attacks’

Europe faces Isil-inspired copycat attacks after the Nice rampage, terrorism analysts have warned, as millions of holidaymakers prepare to head for the Continent.
The high death toll from the ram raid terrorist attack which killed at least 84 people during Bastille …

Posted in Europe, Extremism, France, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
January 8, 2016

Charlie Hebdo Anniversary: Douglas Murray

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, France, ISIS
December 9, 2015

What France can learn from UK counter-radicalisation: Hannah Stuart on Radio Classique

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, France, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
November 30, 2015

The Real Lesson of the Paris Attacks

Originally published in Gatestone Institute

What if the terrorists had been targeting “just Americans,” or “just diplomats” — would that be “understandable terrorism” in John Kerry’s thinking?
“If we should stop drawing cartoons, should we also stop having synagogues? Should they be …

Posted in Extremism, France, Global, ISIS, Islamism, Media, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 26, 2015

The New Normal

Originally published in Standpoint
This is how it happens these days, isn’t it? Last February it was during an interval at the theatre, turning on my mobile phone to find a text from a friend in Copenhagen saying the bullets had …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, France, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 20, 2015

France’s civil war — and the struggle facing Europe

Originally published in The Spectator
In the wake of the massacre in Paris, President François Hollande said that France was ‘at war’ — and that it must be fought both inside his country and outside in the Middle East. As the …

Posted in European Union, Extremism, France, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
August 26, 2015

Foiled France Train Attack Highlights Europe’s Very Modern Terror Problem

Originally published in Newsweek
In the aftermath of the attempted terror attack on a train bound for Paris last Friday, analysts have raised questions over what Europe can do, if anything, to protect itself from the increasingly unpredictable nature of such threats.
On …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, France, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
April 9, 2015

Iran framework agreement presents serious risks with deep disparities in interpretation, finds new HJS briefing

At this crucial juncture in Western diplomacy with Iran’s Islamic regime, a timely new HJS briefing shows that it is misleading to speak of a single framework that came out of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations concluded on 2 April. Since …

Posted in France, Iran, Islamism, Nuclear Weapons, Press Release, United States
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

Event Transcript: ‘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

‘Hall of Mirrors: Lessons from the Great Depression for the Great Recession’

This is an event summary of a speech given by Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California-Berkeley, on 20 January 2015. It reflects the views expressed by the speaker, not those of The Henry …

Posted in Economy, European Union, Event Summaries, France, Germany, Greece
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
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