Yasmin Alibhai Brown

Known for her sharp commentary on issues of politics, race and religion, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown won the George Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2002 and the Emma Award for Journalism in 2004. She is also a radio and television broadcaster and author of several books including the acclaimed 'The Settler's Cookbook: A Memoir of Migration', 'Love and Food' and 'Who Do We Think We Are? Imagining the New Britain'.

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The video entitled There's No Life Without Jihad features three men with distinctly English accents, along with two Australians, holding guns and surrounded by greenery as they implore others to join them (YouTube)

Explanations for why British Muslims go off to fight ‘holy wars’ are too simplistic

Those in power don’t want to know about the psychological profiles of these troubled young men

All the signs indicate that we drink too much as a nation

How many impaired children will it take until Britain admits to its alcohol problem?

We're the best when it comes to guzzling booze, and now we're paying the price for it

Why did Michael Fabricant say he wanted to punch me in the throat? In order to silence me

Thanks to this Tory MP I’ve had horrible stuff coming at me all day

Beware the politician who thinks a debate about ‘British values’ is the way to voters’ hearts

They don’t want to encourage such dissent, this fundamental enacting of Britishness

David Cameron is angry over the public row between Theresa May and Michael Gove

If you want to stop extremism in UK schools, try a little understanding first.

Politicians are muddled, hysterical, disconnected from wider truths, and still clueless about religious ideologies

Mustafa Kharal, lawyer of pregnant woman Farzana Parveen who was stoned to death, shows her marriage certificate

Women have long fought for justice for women who are the victims of extreme violence. It’s time men joined the fight

Farzana, Meriam, the Delhi teenagers - one outrage after another demands a universal response 

Farage to target between 20 and 30 seats at next year's election

Ukip didn’t actually win very much, but we seem to have lost the will to take a stand against the xenophobes

Not all Ukip supporters are racist, but all of them support a party that attracts racists

A civilised country doesn’t bang up asylum-seekers

People who flee to us for help end up being held and further brutalised in our country

Nigerian kidnapped schoolgirls: They are quiet, docile, passive. All in grey, dark grey and black, the colours of the clouds that block out the sun

Goodluck Jonathan was only stirred after protests spread around the world and Michelle Obama took up the cause

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Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
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The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

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