Douglas Murray, the bigoted associate director of the anti-Muslim, hate-financed Henry Jackson Society, proud endorser of Maajid Nawaz’s deconstruction of Islam agenda, and prominent proponent of neoconservatism, is quick to apply a label to his Muslim opponents which epitomises his fascist supremacist views: “extremist”. This is the same label which is now being used to categorise “narratives” in order to slowly crush criticism of PREVENT, effectively operating as a public censor in all but name.
Murray’s obsession with Islam and Muslims however, is frequently ignored by the media and journalists, presumably due to his privileged status (he is white, connected with the right people in government, and is against Islam and Muslims – usually enough to spearhead one’s career and bank account upwards). Speaking or writing with utter arrogance, we witness vile hatred manifesting itself from the man. In this short blog I will demonstrate how an example of Murray’s statement about Muslims disturbingly mirrors policies of the Nazi government during the Third Reich.
Nazi Education Policy
Due to the resistance of parts of the Church to the agenda of Adolf Hitler, the government instituted debilitating penalties for those Church schools which refused to toe the government line. Mills writes,
“… the Nazi state allowed them [Church kindergartens] to continue to exist, but placed increasingly stringent guidelines and financial restrictions upon them, in particular by reducing government subsidies, in order to encourage them to fall into line with state policy.”
The situation with Jews particularly worsened over time. Mills explains,
“After that, Jewish children were only permitted to attend separate Jewish schools, at the expense of the Jewish community. They were not part of the ‘national community’ and were therefore excluded from German schools. In 1942, the Jewish schools were closed down.”
Now compare this to Douglas Murray’s suggested discriminatory policy towards Muslims (being mindful of how in particular “British values” now are being used to determine whether a Muslim pupil is “normal” and therefore part of British society or “extremist” and therefore in need of “deradicalisation”):
“The attitude towards Muslim schools should be exceptional… if any Muslim academies are allowed to exist, they should be funded entirely privately, with no taxpayer assistance and should be subject to uniquely strict regulation and inspection. If such conditions are considered unbearable, then Muslims will have to try their luck in other countries…”
 Mill, B., Narratives of Guilt and Compliance in Unified Germany: Stasi Informers and their impact on Society, Routledge: Oxon, 2014, p.10
 Ibid. p.30
 Douglas Murray, Neoconservatism: Why We Need It, Encounter Books: New York, 2006, p.177-8