Melanie Phillips

Articles: Miscellaneous

  • 6 August 2008

    Look at Me: Celebrating the Self in Modern Britain by Peter Whittle (The Social Affairs Unit 93pp £10)

    In this short but insightful book, Peter Whittle pinpoints one of the most conspicuous but shallowly perceived phenomena of our times. The cult of celebrity is in itself hardly news.

    Published in: Miscellaneous

  • 8 July 2008

    Three years after the London Tube and bus bombings, it is alarming beyond measure to record that Britain is even now sleepwalking into Islamisation. Some people will think this is mere hyperbole. However, that's the problem.

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  • 27 June 2008

    On September 30 2000, two days after Ariel Sharon, then the leader of Israel's opposition Likud Party, went for a walk on Temple Mount, Palestinians mounted a demonstration at Gaza's Netzarim Junction.

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  • 3 March 2008

    The Swiss Islamic activist Tariq Ramadan has been invited by Griffith University to be the keynote speaker at its conference opening in Brisbane today.

    The fact that Australia is allowing Ramadan to enter the country at all will raise eyebrows in security circles elsewhere.

    Published in: Miscellaneous

  • 5 November 2007

    In August 2006, as the war in Lebanon raged, a gang of teenage girls confronted 12-year-old Jasmine Kranat and a friend on a London bus. “Are you Jewish?” they demanded. They didn’t hurt the friend, who was wearing a crucifix.

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  • 11 September 2007

    When I published my book Londonistan last year, I believed Britain was deeply in denial over the threat of radical Islamism.

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  • 10 July 2007

    Britain is now fighting a war it dares not name. The recent failed car bomb attacks on a London nightclub and Glasgow airport demonstrated once again that Britain is a principal target for al-Qaeda.

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  • 18 May 2007

    First of all, let me define my terms and say what I mean by Islamism and liberalism. Islamism is the politicised version of Islam which mandates jihad, or holy war against the infidel and conquest of the non-Islamic world for Islam.

    Published in: Miscellaneous

  • 21 March 2007

    How could anyone make a valid argument against 'human rights'? Quite easily. Britain incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into its domestic law in 1998.

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  • 2 March 2007

    Londonistan was a term of abuse coined by the French for a Britain that had allowed itself to become the European hub of al Qaeda. To me it’s also a state of mind, when people not only seek to appease but come to believe and absorb the ideas and assumptions of the enemy that intends to destroy them.

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  • 24 October 2006

    Everyone knows that Europe is a continent stuffed with craven, terror-appeasing fromages who loathe America. Britain, by contrast, led by the lion-hearted Tony Blair, is full of stalwarts who stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States in the defense of the West. Right?


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  • 19 August 2006

    When America was attacked on 9/11 by Islamic jihadis, it was said that this was a doomsday wake-up call for the West.

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  • 27 July 2006

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  • 10 July 2006

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  • 16 June 2006

    The sense of shock in Canada following the arrest of 17 Muslims charged with plotting acts of terror against their fellow Canadians rings a horribly familiar bell in Britain.

    In the wake of the London bombings last July by young British Muslims, Britons have found it hard to accept that boys who had been born in Britain

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  • 4 June 2006

    After 9/11 plotter Zacarias Moussaoui was sentenced to life im prisonment, his family blamed - the British.

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  • 20 May 2006

    The uproar in the Netherlands over its Somali-born member of parliament, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is much more than a national controversy.

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  • 11 April 2006

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  • 8 November 2005

    At the heart of the MMR vaccine controversy is an attempt to blind people with science. Proponents of the vaccine say science has proved it is safe and that those who deny this are scientifically illiterate.

    This argument has been used to tell parents that the evidence of their own eyes is not true.

    Published in: Miscellaneous

  • 24 September 2005

    The party conference season, which opened this week with the Liberal Democrats' conference, traditionally signals a quickening of the political pulse.

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About Melanie

Melanie Phillips is a British journalist and author. She is best known for her controversial column about political and social issues which currently appears in the Daily Mail. Awarded the Orwell Prize for journalism in 1996, she is the author of All Must Have Prizes, an acclaimed study of Britain's educational and moral crisis, which provoked the fury of educationists and the delight and relief of parents.

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  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • Londonistan
  • The Ascent of Woman
  • America's Social Revolution

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