In the magazine this month

May 2018

When an East End primary head teacher tried to ban the hijab for small girls, a vicious campaign against her was unleashed by activists
As the former leader of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui was uncompromising over the Iranian fatwa imposing the death sentence on Salman Rushdie for insulting the Prophet. When Iran relaxed it in 1998, Dr Siddiqui complained they had no authority to do so. Then came 9/11, and a resurgent, politicised Islam emboldened in its quest to expand its influence in the West.
NEIL DARBYSHIRE
The courtroom revelations about his wife’s murderous gang may have helped the future President Mandela to promote reconciliation
ALEXANDER WOOLFSON
The abortive revolutions of half a century ago have had a long afterlife, resulting in an illiberal mutation of liberalism that undermines the West
ROBERT O'BRIEN
On the 50th anniversary of the protests of May 1968 in Paris, it is time to reassess the ageing Marxist intellectual whom the students idolised