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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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Thursday 24th February 2011
Full Faisal Shahzad Video Released

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

A full 40 minute version of a video made by Faisal Shahzad while training for his failed attack on Times Square has been released.

 
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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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Thursday 24th February 2011
Full Faisal Shahzad Video Released

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

A full 40 minute version of a video made by Faisal Shahzad while training for his failed attack on Times Square has been released.

 
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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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Sunday 6th February 2011
Cameron is Right
Reproduced below is an article from Conservative Home by Haras Rafiq, supporting the Prime Minister's Recent Speech in Munich.
 
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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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Sunday 16th January 2011
al-Qaeda Sees an Opportunity in Tunisia

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS 

Following the unrest in Tunisia, al-Qaeda have released a message of solidarity with dissidents protesting against the regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

 
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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 17th December 2010
World Almanac of Islamism

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

The American Foreign Policy Council, a DC based think-tank, has recently released the online version of its World Almanac of Islamism.  It is a very useful first stop for researchers and others interested in the different forms of Islamism, and how they have developed on a global scale.

 
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Theo
December 17th, 2010
5:12 PM
Someone told me the US chapter was awesome

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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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Thursday 16th December 2010
Full Audio Will of Stockholm Bomber Released

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

A complete version of the audio statement by Taimor Adbulwahab al-Abdaly has now been released.  Although various media agencies have released parts of it, this is the first I have heard of the full audio. Below is the audio and transcript followed by a short analysis.

 
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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 22nd October 2010
Radicalisation on British Campuses

BY ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

I have a piece, co-authored with Michael Weiss of Just Journalism, in the online version of The Weekly Standard today covering the ongoing problem of Islamic extremism on British university campuses.

 
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Friday 15th October 2010
The EDL's American Apologists

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

Earlier today, this blog posted a truly shocking video from a recent English Defence League (EDL) rally in Leicester which showed members of the far-right group laying siege to an Asian takeaway full of families.  Watch the video now if you haven't already, words cannot quite describe it.

 
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AnonymousMartin
October 17th, 2010
4:10 PM
The EDL are obviously unpleasant, & probably far right racists wholly or in part. However, they represent the frustrations of millions of British citizens whose lives have been degraded by mass immigration, especially Islamic immigration. The only respectable political party that has the courage to face up to their plight is UKIP. This party is essentially a small middle class Toryish one, & I support it, but its appeal is hardly likely to reach these proles & underclass types. Their grievances are genuine, & unless the coalition does something about immigration & islamicisation (including Turkey & the EU), things can only get worse.

Anonymous
October 15th, 2010
5:10 PM
Pamela Geller is not "behind the anti-Ground Zero Mosque movement" as the author claims. Opposition to the mosque is a grassroots phenomenon. A majority of people in the US and in New York oppose it on principle, not as a result of anything Pamela Geller has said.

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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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Sunday 10th October 2010
UCL Report on Abdulmutallab

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

Both Nick Cohen on this blog and in the Observer, as well as Student Rights, have covered this issue quite extensively, so I will not repeat the many good points they have made about the recent UCL inquiry into the radicalisation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. There are, however, a couple of points which have not, from what I have seen, been flagged up.

 
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elixelx
October 19th, 2010
6:10 PM
Surely you can't be suggesting that there is anything sinister, underhanded, tendentious about the presence of Bari? Why, he is a frequent guest on Dateline London on BBC International where he is known by the fond nickname "Barry" and where every rant and rave he shrills begin and end with the word "Israel". Surely this paragon of moderate muslimeen cannot have had a hand in the exploits of the man who gave "Have I got a missile in my shorts" a whole new meaning

charlesgriffith...
October 10th, 2010
11:10 PM
This American tapping away here in deepest Central Maryland wonders why Britain has permitted "Londonistan" and Muslim/Islamism to be nurtured, cultivated, and watered to its present flowering state. These seeds are adroitly being scattered despite the tube Bombings and other atrocities. Even the Archbishop Of Canterbury seems not to have any objection to enclaves of Sharia spreading crab-like through your once sacrosanct tight little island. This is taking ecumenism beyond the pale, if you will. I don't understand the apparent British hand-wringing over the strident and ever-increasing perceived "rights" demanded by all those associated with the Fifth Column called Muslim/Islamism. This cancer has metastasized and is ever more deadly. Try being...."unfair".... for a change.

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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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