Category Archives: International

US fantasies of Islamised Britain do matter

Thanks to the internet, loony American views of a UK lost to radicalism, Sharia and crime are gaining ground here too. There is a western country that terrifies the American right. Its capital city is already lost to Islam, and

US fantasies of Islamised Britain do matter

Thanks to the internet, loony American views of a UK lost to radicalism, Sharia and crime are gaining ground here too. There is a western country that terrifies the American right. Its capital city is already lost to Islam, and

Islamophobia is a fiction to shut down debate

Now consider Islamophobia. Anyone who calls out Islamist extremism as a fanatical or primitive interpretation of Islam currently dominant in the Muslim world is called an Islamophobe. Anyone who says the Muslim Brotherhood is a conspiracy to Islamise the world

Islamophobia is a fiction to shut down debate

Now consider Islamophobia. Anyone who calls out Islamist extremism as a fanatical or primitive interpretation of Islam currently dominant in the Muslim world is called an Islamophobe. Anyone who says the Muslim Brotherhood is a conspiracy to Islamise the world

Divisive Muslim lobby group must clean up its act

Should the Home Office “engage” with the lobby group Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend)? It is a question that often preoccupies counterextremism officials. My investigation into Mend should convince them: not yet. The dilemma arises because Mend increasingly has reach

Divisive Muslim lobby group must clean up its act

Should the Home Office “engage” with the lobby group Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend)? It is a question that often preoccupies counterextremism officials. My investigation into Mend should convince them: not yet. The dilemma arises because Mend increasingly has reach

Anti-Sharia proposals will do little to integrate isolated communities

Briefing the cabinet last week on the latest strategy to encourage new arrivals in the UK to integrate, Sajid Javid did not shy away from citing his own background. How is it, he asked, that one British Muslim lad born

Anti-Sharia proposals will do little to integrate isolated communities

Briefing the cabinet last week on the latest strategy to encourage new arrivals in the UK to integrate, Sajid Javid did not shy away from citing his own background. How is it, he asked, that one British Muslim lad born

Angela Merkel is about to pay for the ‘Mutti’ of all blunders

…. Often in history it is not the motives that matter, but the consequences. Since the start of 2015, Germany has received 1.38m “initial asylum applications”, about a third of them from Syrians. Three-quarters of the asylum seekers are aged

Angela Merkel is about to pay for the ‘Mutti’ of all blunders

…. Often in history it is not the motives that matter, but the consequences. Since the start of 2015, Germany has received 1.38m “initial asylum applications”, about a third of them from Syrians. Three-quarters of the asylum seekers are aged

Scout master fired for ‘Darth Vader’ veil jibe

A Scout master has been expelled for comparing a Muslim leader who wore a niqab, which covers the face, to the Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Brian Walker, 63, an assistant Explorer Scout leader, complained to Scouting magazine after it

Scout master fired for ‘Darth Vader’ veil jibe

A Scout master has been expelled for comparing a Muslim leader who wore a niqab, which covers the face, to the Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Brian Walker, 63, an assistant Explorer Scout leader, complained to Scouting magazine after it

We’ll stand up for schools that ban hijabs and fasting, pledges minister

Schools that try to ban hijabs or fasting will receive government support if they face a backlash, a minister has pledged. Lord Agnew of Oulton, the schools minister, says that he will help head teachers to make difficult and “sensitive”

We’ll stand up for schools that ban hijabs and fasting, pledges minister

Schools that try to ban hijabs or fasting will receive government support if they face a backlash, a minister has pledged. Lord Agnew of Oulton, the schools minister, says that he will help head teachers to make difficult and “sensitive”