A Visit to Islamic England

By Andy Ngo

Muslims headed to Friday prayer while non-Muslims went the other way. No one made eye contact.    

Other tourists may remember London for its spectacular sights and history, but I remember it for Islam. When I was visiting the U.K. as a teenager in 2006, I got lost in an East London market. Click here to read - Subscription may be needed

​​​Terrorist Attacks Against Jewish Targets in the West (2012-2019): The Atlantic Divide Between European and American Attackers

By Mitchell D. Silber

Abstract: The time period of 2012-2019 has seen a number of deadly terrorist attacks and plots against Jews and Jewish targets in both in Europe and the United States.     Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​China Won’t Bury Us, Either  

By Bret Stephens

“China gave us the virus,” the chess and human-rights champion told me over a recent breakfast. “And the free world gave us the vaccines.”   Click here to read 

Stop Hounding the Knights of Columbus

By  The Editors of NRO

Article VI of the Constitution consists of three paragraphs. The final one includes an emphatic prohibition against applying a “religious test” to any office.The provision is lost on some federal lawmakers who, despite taking an oath to uphold the Constitution, are now blatantly engaged in applying de facto religious tests to prospective federal judges.    Click here to read 

Vatican Cardinal: Encouraging Immigration Misrepresents the Gospel

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

The prominent Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah, as his newly released book is causing furor in Europe, said it is wrong to “use the word of God to promote migration.”  The Guinean cardinal, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship, said that using the Bible to promote migration constitutes “false exegesis,” adding that it is better “to help people flourish in their culture than to encourage them to come to Europe.”     Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Interview: What to expect when Pope Francis makes his historic trip to Iraq

By Gerard O’Connell

Pope Francis will visit Iraq ... He is going “to console and encourage” the Catholics, Christians and other religious minorities as well as the people of this majority Muslim country that has suffered so much from war, terrorism and persecution.    Click here to read 

​​​Britain's Back-Door Blasphemy Law

By Soeren Kern

Days after the British government rejected its preferred official definition of Islamophobia, the Muslim Council of Britain, the biggest Islamic organization in Britain, called for the ruling Conservative Party to be officially investigated for Islamophobia.  Click here to read 

​​​​House of Lords Debate on Britain’s Foreign Policy

By Lord Alton of Liverpool

My Lords, I too greatly welcome this timely and well-judged report from the International Relations Select Committee, and particularly the recommendations to strengthen engagement with the Commonwealth, to invest more in our global diplomatic presence, to increase the deployment of our smart power assets ...   Click here to read 

Stop the Fake News That Hungary Is Anti-Semitic

By Lee Cohen  (Lee is the New York Director of TAS) 

Next week Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban makes his first visit to the state of Israel. This symbolic and diplomatic event, considered against a consistent record of pro-Israel support and concrete measures to confront anti-Semitism in Hungary, should bring closure to the myth, popular among the Left, global Jewish organizations, and in the world press, of Hungary’s contemporary anti-Semitism. Instead of derision and conjecture, Orban deserves praise for his zero-tolerance policy on anti-Semitism and commitment to protecting all Hungarian citizens, including Hungary’s Jews.   Click here to read

​​​​​​​​​​​​The Minister of Chaos: Boris Johnson knows exactly what he’s doing. 

By Tom McTague

Johnson was, as usual, unkempt and amused, a tornado of bonhomie in a country where politicians tend to be phlegmatic and self-serious, if not dour and awkward.   Click here to read 

​​​Rabbi Spero on the Ingraham Angle 

Persecution has brought America’s Catholics and Jews together

By Michael Davis

On October 27, a white nationalist named Robert Bowers stormed the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, touting an AR-15 and hurling anti-Semitic slurs. He left with bullet wounds from a shootout with police, having claimed 11 lives in what is thought to be the deadliest incident of anti-Semitic violence in US history.  Bowers wasn’t Catholic, and his motivation wasn’t theological.  Click here to read 

​​​UK: New Subversive "Guidance" for Journalists

By Judith Bergman

The British think-tank Policy Exchange, recently published a report, Eroding the Free Press, about a leaked draft of "Guidance for Reporting on Islam and Muslims".   
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​​​​​​​​​​​​Covid and the CCP – The Editorial Board of the WSJ says “The more the world has learned, the more plausible the lab-leak theory has become.” 

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After the intelligence community submitted its muddled report last month on the origins of Covid-19, President Biden said “the world deserves answers, and I will not rest until we get them.”    Click here to read 

Jeremy Corbyn’s Anti-Semitism Crisis

By Sam Knight

During the improbable summer of 2015, when Jeremy Corbyn went from being an unknown, sixty-six-year-old leftist Member of Parliament to the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, there was a natural urge to know more about him.  
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We must confront Anti-Semitism

By Lord Alton of Liverpool   This speech was originally given by the author in the House of Lords. 


“The hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews”.   Anti-Semitism is a virus that singles out Jews but which then spreads its hateful contagion to other minorities and to vulnerable groups, who are all too easily scapegoated.    Click here to read 

​​​Brilliant article setting out the case for Britain to honour its commitment to Hong Kong and to fundamental human rights.

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This important article posted by Hong Kong Watch ... succinctly insists that the U.K. has skin in the game in Hong Kong and perceptively sets out the arguments for standing with the people of Hong Kong in their hour of need.  A must read –   Click here to read 

​​​Statement by Ambassador Gingrich on the Launch of the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative

On January 14, I was honored to host the opening session of the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative (AFI) at my residence, facilitating discussions among faith leaders to advance peace and mutual respect around the world.  
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​​New York Police Record 83% Rise in Hate Crimes

By Ben Chapman

New York politicians and community leaders are pushing Mayor Bill de Blasio for more funding to eradicate hate crimes, as police record a dramatic rise in bias complaints.    Click here to read   (subscription may be required)

​​​Setting the record straight on Hungarian anti-Semitism

By  Lee Cohen 

A Nov. 21-released global poll published by anti-Semitism monitor, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), commented on by many in the global media, including The Wall Street Journal, revealed “ … hateful notions about Jews are rising ...   
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Home Office refuses Christian convert asylum by quoting Bible passages that 'prove Christianity is not peaceful'

By May Bulman

The Home Office has refused asylum to a Christian convert by quoting Bible passages which it says prove Christianity is not a peaceful religion.  The Iranian national, who claimed asylum in 2016, was told passages in the Bible were “inconsistent” with his claim to have converted to Christianity after discovering it was a “peaceful” faith..      Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China says the EU needs to step up on Hong Kong sanctions

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The EU needs to respond to China’s authoritarian breach of the promises it made to Hong Kongers under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong’s Basic Law.     Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​The Special Relationship: past, present & future

By Henry A. Kissinger

The challenge that we have come together to discuss is how America and the Western world can find a sense of direction at a moment when they are confronted by revolutions on many continents.  Click here to read 

​​One terrible punch": Victim in NYC anti-Semitic attack speaks out

By  Erin Donaghue

The victim in one of two anti-Semitic hate crime attacks in the New York City borough of Brooklyn this month is speaking out about the attack. The victim, who is Jewish, told CBS New York he was beaten by four men in the Williamsburg neighborhood May 4.   Click here to read   

​​​How Erdogan Planned This Ethnic Cleansing All Along

By Malcolm Lowe

As the Voice of America itself reported on January 23, Erdogan's plan was to resettle three million or more refugees from other parts of Syria in this "security zone" extending twenty miles deep into Syria.    
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​​​​​​​​​​​​The Chinese ambassador to the UK has been banned from Parliament

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The Chinese ambassador to the UK has been banned from Parliament after an invitation for him to visit the House of Commons sparked outrage among MPs and peers placed under sanctions by China.       Click here to read 

​​​I Invented the Jihadist Journal

By Jesse Morton

I’m a publishing pioneer: In April 2009, I launched the first English-language online jihadist magazine. A lot has changed since. I spent 3½ years in prison, where I deradicalized.  Click here to read   (subscription may be required)

​​​​​​​​​​​The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking

By Lord Alton of Liverpool

Could the Minister say whether he supports the calls of the Arise charity, of which I am a Trustee, for mandatory human rights due diligence and mandatory transparency guidelines through company supply chains?  Click here to read 

As the Church reels, is an even larger scandal building?

By William Kilpatrick

The Church has been deeply damaged in recent weeks by revelations of widespread clerical sex abuse in Chile and Honduras, the further revelation that Cardinal McCarrick’s predatory behavior had been hushed-up, and now claims by an archbishop that Pope Francis knew about sanctions imposed on McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI but repealed them. 
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​​​​​​​​​​​​The End of Appeasement in Britain?

By Richard Kemp

"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Winston Churchill's words following the British victory over Germany in the Battle of Egypt in November 1942 might also describe recent political developments in Britain's modern-day culture wars.     Click here to read 

​​​‘I cannot remain silent’: Catholic bishop condemns destruction of religious statues

By  Jonah McKeown

As rioters across the United States target statues depicting historical figures, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday denounced that destruction, along with calls to destroy some depictions of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary.  
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Playing Hardball with Hungary

By Bruce Bawer

The EU’s disgraceful attempt to bring PM Orban to heel.   -  Criticize the government of Viktor Orban, prime minister of Hungary since 2010, all you like. But the European Union's despotic and disgraceful attempt to bring him to heel, which came to a head with a vote in the European Parliament on September 12, has nothing whatsoever to do with the purported “erosion of democracy” in his country.   

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​​​Anti-Semitism and the Intellectuals

By  Cynthia Ozick

George Eliot was at the peak of her renown in 1874 when John Blackwood, her publisher, learned that she was at work on “Daniel Deronda, ” a new novel.   
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​​​Why Progressive Anti-Semitism — and Why Now?

By Victor Davis Hanson

The New York Times International Edition recently published an anti-Semitic cartoon of a dachshund with the face of Benjamin Netanyahu. The composite animal was leading a hunched Donald Trump who had on dark sunglasses, as if blind, and a yarmulke.      Click here to read 

Extremism Advances in the Largest Muslim Country

By Benedict Rogers

Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim nation, has long stood as a role model for religious pluralism. That’s changing. Political Islam and violent extremism have been taking root in society and may soon do so in the government.    Click here to read - Subscription may be needed

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lest we Forget. 

By Lord Alton of Liverpool

Early this morning on my way into Parliament I took this picture of a team who were lovingly placing thousands of commemorative crosses into the ground around Westminster Abbey ...  Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​U.K. says “if true, the practice of systematic, state-sponsored organ harvesting would constitute a serious violation of human rights.”

By Lord Alton of Liverpool

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL3364):   Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​How the pandemic exposed the myth of the Anglosphere  

By Janan Ganesh

The US has behaved too differently to be classed as part of an English-speaking club.

Yes, he might lose his job, US-resident Brits are having to explain to neighbours, friends and Uber drivers. Yes, the prime minister of the actual United Kingdom. Yes, over some office parties of less than Caligula-grade decadence.     Click here to read 

​​​When Negotiation Is Impossible and War Is Unnecessary

By Amir Taheri

Will the attacks on Saudi oil installations last week upset the status quo that has taken shape in the past 17 months, that is to say, since President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the "Iran nuke deal" concocted by Barack Obama?     Click here to read 

The New, New Anti-Semitism

By  Victor Davis Hanson

The old anti-Semitism was mostly, but not exclusively, a tribal prejudice expressed in America up until the mid 20th century most intensely on the right. It manifested itself from the silk-stocking country club and corporation (“gentlemen’s agreement”) to the rawer regions of the Ku Klux Klan’s lunatic fringe.  While liberals from Joe Kennedy to Gore Vidal were often openly anti-Semitic, the core of traditional anti-Semitism, as William F. Buckley once worried, was more rightist. And such fumes still arise among the alt-right extremists.     Click here to read 

European Court of Human Rights Blasphemy Laws: Where a Word out of Place Can Cost Your Life

By  Denis MacEoin

There are, of course, social settings where it pays to watch your words. Saying you fancy the looks of a mafioso's new girlfriend could well prove fatal. Spending time with a bunch of Hamas terrorists while expressing your love for Israel might not lead to your premature demise. In London today, young men who make remarks or play music to other youths on the street can wind up stabbed to death.    Click here to read 

​​​​Reckoning; or, the Distressing Transformation of Harvard (and American Academia)

By Ruth R. Wisse

What I witnessed in my two decades of teaching at Harvard.  
By the early 1990s, when I moved from Montreal to take up my new position at Harvard, I was able to participate in campus life more than I could during the decades when I was raising a family. Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Xi Jinping’s Terrifying New China

By Michael Schuman

The country is in the grip of the most concerted government campaign to assert greater control over its people in decades.  Click here to read 

​​German chancellor Merkel commits to ensuring security for Jews with kippahs

By AP and TOI Staff

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman on Monday stressed the country’s responsibility to ensure security for all Jews wearing kippahs anywhere in the country without having to fear an anti-Semitic attack.     Click here to read 

​​German Government Tells Jews: Don't Look Like Jews

By Hank Berrien

According to Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism, Jews in his country should stop wearing kippahs (skullcaps) in public lest they incur the wrath of anti-Semites.      Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Ambassador Sam Brownback and his advisory board colleagues launched the National Committee for Religious Freedom 

​​​​Pope Francis: “I will never grow tired of condemning every form of anti-Semitism”

By  Gerard O’Connell

Referring to the “barbaric resurgence of cases of anti-Semitism” in many countries today, Pope Francis firmly condemned “every form of anti-Semitism” on the eve of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. 
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US SecState Pompeo: Religious freedom a fundamental human right

By Devin Watkins

In an interview with Vatican News, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says religious freedom is a fundamental human right and invites all faiths and countries to promote it.  The United States Department of State is hosting the first-ever international summit on the topic of religious freedom.   The event is slated for July 24-26 in Washington D.C., and will gather over 80 delegations, including more than 40 foreign ministers.   

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Europe Continues to Shrink Religious Liberty

By  Wesley J. Smith

As western society secularizes, religious liberty is in danger of becoming passé. Increasingly, jurisdictions are enacting laws in furtherance of legitimate social considerations that, concomitantly, shrivel the freedom of religious believers to live according to their personal faith precepts.  Western Europe is leading the way.     Click here to read 

Trump’s Best Overseas Bet Is Elizabeth

By Conrad Black

On the heels of my misguided intuition, expressed on another site last week, that Judge Amy Coney Barrett was the president’s most likely selection for the Supreme Court vacancy, the president should be (but won’t be), commended for choosing the least controversial candidate, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, a Bush appointee and friend, may be taken as (but again probably won’t be) a conciliatory gesture to traditional Republicans.

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Christians must fight growing anti-Semitism in America

By Frank Wolf, Lela Gilbert | Fox News

One of President Trump’s guests at his State of the Union speech Tuesday was Judah Samet, who received an ebullient welcome and a spontaneous rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song from the audience on his 81st birthday. A Holocaust survivor, Samet emerged alive – once again a survivor – and somehow remained uninjured during the Tree of Life synagogue massacre Oct. 27 in Pittsburgh.      Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​No 10 condemns 'absurd airbrushing' of Winston Churchill after charity deleted him from website

By Elliot Mulligan, James Gant, Martin Robinson, and James Tapsfield

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust removed pictures of the wartime leader from its website and is changing its name to the Churchill Fellowship, while carrying a statement on its website calling the wartime PM's views on race ...  Click here to read 

Europe’s War on Christianity


As the influence of Islam on European society has increased, so have anti-Christian attitudes. While civil authorities have gone out of their way to accommodate both Muslim immigrants and Muslim beliefs, their treatment of Christians has been quite different. One form that the accommodation of Islam has taken is an increased policing of Christian activities and beliefs.    Click here to read 

UK: Radical Muslims Welcome, Persecuted Christians Need Not Apply

By Raymond Ibrahim

In two unrelated cases, the United Kingdom denied asylum to persecuted Christians by bizarrely citing the Bible and Jesus. Both Christians, a man and a woman, are former Muslims who were separately seeking asylum from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the ninth-worst persecutor of Christians -- particularly of those who were Muslims and converted to Christianity.   Click here to read 

​​​​​​​It’s Time to Revive the Anglosphere

By Andrew Roberts

How will Great Britain survive Brexit and prosper in a world solidifying into the three empire blocs of the U.S., China and the European Union?   Click here to read 

Religious Freedom In The World Report Launched Ahead of Red Wednesday 2018.

By Lord Alton of Liverpool

How the West is failing those persecuted for their Faith. The Prince of Wales and an Appeal To End Religious Persecution. Links to Remarks by the Patriarchs of the Eastern churches. The 70th Anniversary of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the plight of Asia Bibi and the millions who suffer for their religion or beliefs.    
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Theresa May’s Impossible Choice

By Sam Knight

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, often strikes people as cautious, but her political career has been defined by acts of boldness, often on behalf of unfashionable causes, or in the face of seemingly impossible circumstances. The misconception arises in part because she is an awkward person. May, who is sixty-one, is tall and stooped, serious and shy.   Click here to read

Anti-Semitism Is Back, From the Left, Right and Islamist Extremes. Why?

By Patrick Kingsley

Swastikas daubed on a Jewish cemetery in France. An anti-Semitic political campaign by Hungary’s far-right government. Labour lawmakers in Britain quitting their party and citing ingrained anti-Semitism. A Belgian carnival float caricaturing Orthodox Jews sitting on bags of money.   And that was just the past few months.    Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wall Street Journal says “Science Closes In On Covid’s Origins”

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Let China keep its firewall of secrecy; a suspect who refuses to testify can still be convicted. We have an eyewitness, a whistleblower who escaped from Wuhan and carried details of the pandemic’s origin that the Chinese Communist Party can’t hide.”    Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​‘The Churchill Complex’ Review: Anglo-American Attitudes

By Walter Russell Mead

The special relationship—or, as they write it in Britain, the Special Relationship—between the US and the UK is one of those partnerships that everyone talks about but few understand. Buruma’s stimulating and highly readable “The Churchill Complex:    Click here to read 

USCIRF Releases 2019 Annual Report and Recommendations for World’s Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom released its 20th Annual Report documenting country conditions in, and analyzing and recommending U. S. policy initiatives toward, the world’s worst violators of religious freedom.       Click here to read 

British Jews Find Their Voice

By Ben Judah

What has changed is not so much the community, but the environment of British politics.   
Sometimes, I don’t think I recognize British Jews anymore. For decades my community has been quiet and watchful, slow to place itself in the public eye. But last week, watching British Jews call out antisemitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party I had to pinch myself.    Click here to read 

Strengthening the ties between the United States, United Kingdom, and the English speaking world.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Malign Foreign Influence: China's United Front

By Peter Schweizer

"This is the second time Chairman Meeks [D-NY] has blocked taking action against the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party...   Click here to read 

Jew-hatred poses as anti-racism in 'The New York Times'
By Jonathan Tobin 

Discussions about intersectional theory used to be confined to the fever swamps of the far left. But this idea—the idea that seeks to link the struggle for civil rights in the United States with the Palestinian war on Israel's existence and every other cause that can be falsely portrayed as one of the underprivileged against the privileged—has now gone mainstream.     Click here to read 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Stand with Hong Kong

By Lord Alton of Liverpool

SIR – Liz Truss is right to set a firm tone at the start of her tenure on Britain’s engagement with China (report, October 25), following its crackdown on democracy and human rights in Hong Kong.     Click here to read 

U.S. gathering on religious freedom sets up competing narratives

By Nahal Toosi and Lorraine Woellert

The U.S. will host a first-of-its-kind gathering on international religious freedom next week, an assembly being hailed by evangelical voters who helped propel President Donald Trump into office.  The three-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom has become the hottest ticket in Washington, with more than 80 countries sending delegations, hundreds of rights activists attending, and a number of others being shut out for political reasons as well as lack of space.   Click here to read

Terrorists Promoted, Victims Ignored

By Uzay Bulut

A group of Yazidis who held a demonstration outside the White House on March 15 called on the Trump administration to locate or rescue the estimated 3,000 women and children captured, held or killed by ISIS terrorists.       Click here to read 

How Britain failed Asia Bibi

By Lord Alton of Liverpool

At last, Asia Bibi is free. Six months after her acquittal on a trumped-up charge of blasphemy, the Pakistani government has confirmed that she has left the country.       Click here to read 

The Nation of Islam and the House

By Jeryl Bier

Donald Trump has repeatedly faced calls to disavow anti-Semites, but Democrats have their own anti-Semitism problem. The new House majority leadership includes several lawmakers with ties to the nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan:   Click here to read - Subscription may be required

​​​​​​​​​​​​​China's 'Morally Bankrupt' Olympics     

By Gordon G. Chang

It is now time for the world to face the reality of the Communist Party of China and the horrific system it has constructed. There is only one correct choice: Move the Games.  Even at this late date, it is time to boycott or move the Games from China.  Click here to read