Muslims

It’s dark days for dogs and their owners

14 March 2015 9:00 am

So who is poisoning all the doggies, then? I assumed, when the first horrible reports came through from Crufts, that…

My plan for Question Time: mug up and fail anyway

7 March 2015 9:00 am

I was invited on Question Time this week, which gave me a few sleepless nights. Natalie Bennett’s disastrous interview on…

It’s all kicking off in the Islamic world. Nothing at all to do with Islam, of course

24 January 2015 9:00 am

They have been burning churches and murdering Christians again in Niger. You’d think that they’d have more immediately pressing concerns…

Cowboys and Muslims: that’s the new global power struggle, according to the latest great American novel

10 January 2015 9:00 am

‘I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: if you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.’ When ‘The…

An unholy cross between Big Ben and Las Vegas, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower stands on an estimated 400 sites of cultural and historical importance

Mecca: from shrine to shopping mall

6 December 2014 9:00 am

The Saudis, official custodians of Islam’s holiest place, have bulldozed its historical sites, perverted its religion and turned Mecca into one vast shopping mall, says Justin Marozzi

Wear a veil if you like – but don’t treat women like that

25 October 2014 9:00 am

What sort of clothing do you wear when you go to the opera? I assume some of you do go…

Jane Horrocks as the slovenly matriarch still fond of her bullying husband George (‘East is East’ playwright Ayub Khan Din, left)

Is London's West End Jewish enough for David Baddiel’s musical The Infidel?

25 October 2014 9:00 am

David Baddiel has turned his movie, The Infidel, into a musical. The set-up is so contrived and clumsy that it…

Sometimes stereotypes are true – and that includes the ones about the British

20 September 2014 9:00 am

‘No Jews, No Jews!’ the children were told when they attempted to enter the Sports Direct store in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.…

It's not just Ashya King's parents who the authorities despise

6 September 2014 9:00 am

My first act upon returning from my holiday was to sign the online petition to have the supremely irritating children’s…

The nun who took down an Isis flag – and stands up for east London's Muslims

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Sister Christine Frost, who works on an east London estate, sees why young Muslim men are going to fight in Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State is destroying the greatest melting pot in history

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The fighters of the Islamic State are bringing a deadly new intolerance to a territory rich in ancient sects

It’s OK to mention anti-Semitic attacks – but not who commits them

16 August 2014 9:00 am

I was attacked by a swan the other day, as I walked along the bank of the River Stour in…

The Spectator's notes: Diana's bed, Boris's dirty trick and Prince Philip's mystery tie

21 June 2014 8:00 am

On Friday night, I went to Althorp, childhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales, to speak at its literary festival.…

What are we supposed to say when a grooming ring comes to light?

7 September 2013 9:00 am

It is a tragedy that some of us are born in the wrong times. According to that increasingly gobby conduit…

Taki: why would anyone want 72 virgins? They're useless in bed

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The long lazy summer is upon us, and as I walk the Swiss hills below the mountain ranges my thoughts…