Observations on Northern Ireland. By <strong>John O'Farrell</strong>
A Mad, Bad and Dangerous People?: England 1783-1846
Boyd Hilton <em>Oxford University Press, 784pp
Fareena Alam interviewed
Poking fun at the Prophet is pointless, writes Samir El-Youssef. The satire would be better directed
Secret documents show the Foreign Office is ready to risk international fury by opening a dialogue w
Comedy - We need to laugh at prejudice - but can Islam tolerate satire? <strong>Carolyn O'Hara</stro
Two million British Muslims gazed from the sidelines at the extremists and opportunists
The Church of England is not the Tory party at prayer at all. It is the Labour cabinet in action
The easy assumption is that the Muslim world is hypersensitive because it does not believe in freedo
I would not reprint the Danish cartoons to show solidarity: that would show solidarity with an appar
The New Statesman has never been afraid to ruffle feathers. Thus it is fair to ask why we, like others in the media, have refrained from publishing the Danish cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad.
If journalists described Jews or gay people as they do Muslims, they would be hounded out of what is
Exclusive - As Blair's anti-terror plan unravels, secret e-mails show that even ministers and intell
Unfortunately, Ofsted gave a rave review to Tony Blair's pet city academy in Gateshead, whose head o
Writing - Since Midnight's Children, Indian writing in English has been lauded for a new self-confid
Religion - Behind the prosperous facade lurks an ugly strain of Hindu fundamentalism, argues Ziauddi
* Founded in Jerusalem in 1953 with aim of establishing the Caliphate, an Islamic superstate, by revolutionary means
* View on western life: "We should not become integrated into the corrupt western society and accept their diseased notions of democracy, freedom and capitalism"
When Muslims take part in Holocaust Memorial Day events, they are following the example of the Proph
Muslims urgently need a better class of heroes. Why has the Islamic world not produced a Gandhi or a
To Heal a Fractured World
Jonathan Sacks <em>Continuum, 288pp, £16.99</em>
"Can politics remain secular?" we asked for last year's Webb Essay competition. It must, argues the
"These awful dreadlocks are a sure give-away," the girl said. That was it. The next morning I went t
NS Christmas - Many in Bethlehem hoped that as the intifada eased, the collapse in their economy wou
In the year that Islamist terrorism finally reached London, when the Christian west and Islamic east are engaged in another major confrontation, there has never been a greater need for both sides to realise what they have in common.
The God-free are becoming an oppressed minority. With the abolition of our own circle of hell, we ha
One part of the new Labour psyche has been consistently misdiagnosed. Far from suffering from an overdose of self-belief, Tony Blair's lieutenants have shown all the signs of lack of confidence.
Islamophobia is not a uniquely British disease: across Europe, liberals openly express prejudice aga
They don't shop in the same shops, swim in the same pools or even wait at the same bus stops. Peace
In a drive to boost revenues, American film bosses are targeting the country's 30 million evangelica
What Hizb ut-Tahrir peddles is escapist fascism that appeals to people who want to be told what to d