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Monday 5th December 2011
Friends Indeed — Daniel Johnson on Gertrude Himmelfarb

Standpoint's editor Daniel Johnson has reviewed Standpoint advisory board member Gertrude Himmelfarb's new history of philo-Semitism for The Weekly Standard. In her magisterial work, Himmelfarb describes how and why Jews have been successful in England:

 
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Saturday 20th August 2011
World Youth Day Diary: Day Four

Every day of this year's triennial week-long Catholic festival in Madrid, Anna Halpine reports from the world's largest gathering of young people.

 
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Friday 19th August 2011
World Youth Day Diary: Day Three

Every day of this year's triennial week-long Catholic festival in Madrid, Anna Halpine reports from the world's largest gathering of young people.

 
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August 19th, 2011
7:08 PM
Brava Anna - and say hello to Stephanie O'Neill, if in the crowd you see her. Hasta, Stanley

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Thursday 18th August 2011
World Youth Day Diary: Day Two

Every day of this year's triennial week-long Catholic festival in Madrid, Anna Halpine reports from the world's largest gathering of young people.

 
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Sunday 7th August 2011
Breivik and Anti-Muslim Bigotry

BY ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

I have a piece in the Saturday edition of Lebanon's Daily Star looking at the motivations behind Anders Breivik's attacks last month.  Click here if you're interested.

 
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Focus on Islamism is a blog dedicated to analysing and exposing the modern ideological phenomenon known as Islamism.

Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD student at King's College, London.  He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. 

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Wednesday 29th June 2011
Who'd be a TLA?
When is it in the public interest to disclose the details of a TLA's sexual relationships? My latest column for the bumper print edition of Standpoint. http://bit.ly/iTetSa
 
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Thursday 10th March 2011
Self-censorship in the British Media

British journalists pride themselves on their freedom to write without fear of censorship (but with due regard for good taste and our sometimes draconian libel laws). In a thoughtful posting on his blog, however, the Guardian's veteran political commentator Michael White wonders whether he and his fellow writers aren't being too complacent. He starts out by examining a worrying crackdown on Turkish journalists by the country's supposedly moderate Islamic government but broadens his argument to look at self-censorship closer to home. Read on to the end for a very honest exposure of the predictable targets that the Guardian's fearless writers habitually aim at, and the subjects that are traditionally taboo for them: 

 
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Saturday 26th February 2011
"We call them the nutters, because that's what they are"

SHIRAZ MAHER

And again! Hizb ut Tahrir holds yet another rally in London and is, for the third consecutive time, decisively rejected by ordinary Muslims.

Al-Jazeera reports:

 
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Anonymous
March 2nd, 2011
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"We always lived together - Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Jews. And we're all going to live together again." Taqiyya again. Tell that to the coptic Christians, and the Pakistani Christian minister who was shot dead for wanting to relax the death-penalty-carrying anti-blasphemy laws. Just wait until a nuclear caliphate is surrounding a nuclear Israel. Oh what fun.

vladtepesblog.com
February 27th, 2011
2:02 AM
I'm certain the vast majority of people in Iran during their revolution felt exactly that way, as the Persians were and are, very educated and decent liberal people. Sadly, it just took a few percent of religious Muslims who were dedicated and violent to set the nature of the new regime. Time will tell how things will go for the rest of the magreb now. I hope better than they did for Iran.

Flashbuck
February 26th, 2011
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So, no video footage to substantiate this report. HaHa - why am I not surprised?

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Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD student at King's College, London.  He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. 

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Friday 25th February 2011
What future for Islamism now?

SHIRAZ MAHER

Pity the Islamists; the rug has been pulled out from under their feet.

There is a lot of debate at the moment about what the fallout from the Middle East's uprisings will mean for the region. Is this the start of an Islamist uprising or the birth pangs of a more liberal and pluralistic Arab world?

 
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Anonymous
March 2nd, 2011
1:03 PM
All very well but democracy means that a totalitarian theocracy can be voted in, just like the Nazis were, especially with the help of a little slaughtering of opponents. This, of course, is the major problem with democracy. A muslim majority will always turn to an Islamic state. It is in their religion. Despite constitutional safeguards, it's happening in Turkey right now.

salam natsheh
February 26th, 2011
2:02 PM
ISLAM is a way of life and muslems still have all the elements needed to restore their civilization as it was before Just can never prevail in this world for muslems and nonmuslems as long as capitalizm is their way of life

Maurice Cousins
February 25th, 2011
2:02 PM
Fantastic blog. People should stop trying to look for parallels from history such as Iran in 1979 or the Berlin Wall and instead judge this revolution on its own merits. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya have spoken out against their gangster regimes because they want freedom, democracy and security from the State - as we do in the West. While this may be bad for the oil markets and economy in the short-term, we will all benefit from a democratic MENA in the long-term because it is more sustainable for global stability than authoritarianism.

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Joshua Rozenberg
Thursday 24th February 2011
Dictators' Justice
What are the chances that dictators such as Mubarak and Gaddafi will stand trial? See my piece in the new print edition of Standpoint.
 
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