Tag Archives: Islamism

Over-heated

Is Europe really committing suicide? The reasonable arguments in  Douglas Murray’s polemic about Islamism and immigration are undermined by ultra-Powellite rhetoric. My review in The Times: Anyone who has seen Murray — a gay, Old Etonian associate editor of The … Continue reading

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Notebook

The defining feature of the GIA’s [Groupe Islamiste Armé] war was its ultra-violent methods. The terrorists did not simply kill people but turned the murders into a form of performance or ritual. As in the original War of Independence, throats … Continue reading

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On not being Charlie

A dissent by  Jeremy Warner in the LRB: A lot of things the magazine has run are very funny but not much of it is harmless fun. French culture understands the power of the sign. Paris built much of its … Continue reading

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