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Peaches Geldof is too self-obsessed to get under the skin of the Middle East
Returning to Tyre after 20 years, Samir El-Youssef finds a diverse city has given way to a sectarian
Be Near Me
Andrew O'Hagan Faber & Faber, 278pp, £16.99
Observations on art and religion
In Andalucia's Moorish towns, there is hope for the future of Islam in Europe
Ali M Ansari on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran
Ministers must not be allowed to scare us into accepting new terror laws
Is our multicultural society a myth? Across swaths of the country, it barely exists. Yet many migran
Observations on the Middle East
The psychic schools have never been so busy, and it's not the Doris Stokes brigade who want to learn
What works can be said to have altered history?
A few by scientists and philosophers, perhaps, bu
The Caged Virgin
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Free Press, 208pp, £12.99
With west and east on a collision course, can galleries succeed where governments have failed?
There's plenty of youthful talent in the cabinet, but none has yet shown any appetite for purging th
Taken from the New Statesman archive, 7 November 1959.
Even today, when
Observations on prejudice by John O'Farrell
Whitehall documents leaked to the New Statesman reveal that the Foreign Office manipulated
Shazad Tanweer wrote the statement below on his university application form. Five years later this o
Muslims have become the country's most politically aware faith group, but they are divided about wha
The opponents of female ordination have lost the war: 50 per cent of those entering training for the
The Branch Davidians of Waco: the history and beliefs of an apocalyptic sect
Nobody knows which Whitehall department is in charge of engaging with Britain's Muslims and tackling