Liberalism is a two-faced creed. It can mean that you believe in individual freedom and abhor every variety of prejudice, including the prejudice that allows men to shoot journalists dead for producing a magazine they disapprove of. Or it can mean that you go to such lengths to take account of your enemy’s opinions you become indistinguishable from him.
‘The depiction of Muhammad is a test case for the practice of Western freedoms’
The French capital’s fortitude has given way to malaise
The Jewish exodus from France shows that Islam’s rapid growth has caused a crisis for the Continent’s oldest minority. Bromides won’t do any more
Why do we turn a blind eye to executions in Muslim states? After Paris, we must confront attempts to impose extreme versions of Islam in the West
Cultural amnesia is very hard to reverse
How did a cartoonist who regularly draws Mohammed feel on hearing about the events in Paris?
“I have known Maajid Nawaz since he came out of prison in Egypt a decade ago and we’ve both travelled a long way since, sometimes together, sometimes on opposite sides.”
Michel Houllebecq’s Soumission is provocative but treads familiar territory
If the French satirical magazine firebombed by Islamists had been British, our officials would have said nothing