<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 7 November 1959.</strong>
Even today, when
Those wondering why this blog has been silent for so long should watch Channel 4 tomorrow night at 7.30pm to see my programme about the government’s relationship with radical Islam.
Observations on prejudice by <strong>John O'Farrell</strong>
Muslims have become the country's most politically aware faith group, but they are divided about wha
Shazad Tanweer wrote the statement below on his university application form. Five years later this o
Whitehall documents leaked to the <em>New Statesman</em> reveal that the Foreign Office manipulated
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Melanie Phillips <em>Gibson Square Book
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<strong>The Da Vinci Code
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<strong>John Houghton</strong> tells Caspar Henderson how he convinced the leaders of 30-40 million
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Gautam Malkani <em>4th Estate, 343pp, £12.99</em>
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How much do the great religions have in common?
Here's what they have to say on the big questions:
As a heretic, I want to replace the fires of hell with the fires of grills at Easter
Modest, musical and concerned with Christian love, this pope is nobody's Rottweiler
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Seventy per cent of the world's Christmas decorations are produced in China, and many Chinese now view the festival as an unofficial holiday. On 25 December, in cities across the country, shopping malls are festooned with Christmas trees.