Douglas Murray Biography
Douglas Kear Murray is a famous British author and political commentator. He was the founder of the Centre for Social Cohesion in 2007, which became part of the Henry Jackson Society, where he was associate director from 2011 to 2018. He is likewise an associate editor of the conservative-leaning British political and cultural magazine The Spectator.
Additionally, Murray has also authored columns for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Standpoint, and National Review. He is similarly a frequent columnist for UnHerd magazine. Murray is the author of Neoconservatism: Why We Need It (2005), Identity (2019), Identity, Islam (2017), The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Lies and the Saville Inquiry (2011) about the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, and The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Bloody Sunday: Truths.
10 Quick Facts About Douglas Murray
- Name: Douglas Kear Murray
- Age: 43 Years (2022)
- Birthday: 16 July
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)
- Nationality: British
- Occupation: Author, Political Commentator
- Marital Status: To be updated
- Salary: To be updated
- Net worth: $20 million
Douglas Murray Age
Murray is 43 years old as of 2022, he was born on 16 July 1979, in London, United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday on 16 July every year and his birth sign is Cancer.
Douglas Murray Height
Murray stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m) tall and he has moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Douglas Murray Education
Murray studied at West Bridgford School in Nottinghamshire and was awarded a music scholarship at St Benedict’s School, Ealing, and subsequently at Eton College, prior to going on to study English at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Douglas Murray Family, Siblings
Murray was born and brought up in Hammersmith, London to an English mother, a civil servant, and a Scottish Gaelic-speaking father, a school teacher. He grew up alongside his brother. Murray would go to his father’s ancestral home, the Isle of Lewis, every summer as a boy, where he enjoyed fishing. Murray’s paternal grandfather was the schoolmaster of Tong School, where Mary Anne MacLeod, mother of Donald Trump, was educated.
Douglas Murray Wife
Murray is gay and is a supporter of same-sex marriage.
Douglas Murray Net Worth
Murray has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars as of 2022. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as an Author and Political Commentator. Through his various sources of income, Murray has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Douglas Murray Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Douglas Murray.
Douglas Murray Wiki
- Full Names: Douglas Kear Murray
- Popular As: Journalist
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: Journalist, Author
- Nationality: British
- Race / Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Atheist
- Sexual Orientation: Gay
Douglas Murray Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 43 Years (2022)
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Date of Birth: 16 July 1979
- Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
- Birthday: 16th, July
Douglas Murray Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: To be updated
- Height / How Tall?: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)
- Weight: Moderate
- Eye Color: To be updated
- Hair Color: To be updated
- Shoe Size: To be updated
Douglas Murray Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): To be updated
- Mother: To be updated
- Siblings: One brother
- Marital Status: To be updated
- Wife/Spouse: To be updated
- Dating / Girlfriend: To be updated
- Children: None
Douglas Murray Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: $20 million
- Salary: To be updated
- Source of Income: Author, Political Commentator.
Douglas Murray House and Cars
- Place of living: To be Updated
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Douglas Murray Books
- The Douglas Murray Collection: A 2-Book Bundle 2022
- The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason 2022
- The War on the West 2022
- Bosie: The Tragic Life of Lord Alfred Douglas 2020
- Islamophilia: a Very Metropolitan Malady 2020
- The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity 2019
- The Strange Death of Europe 2017
- Bloody Sunday: Truths, Lies and the Saville Inquiry 2011
- Victims of Intimidation: Freedom of Speech Within Europe’s Muslim Communities 2008
- Hate on the State: How British Libraries Encourage Islamic Extremism 2007
- Neoconservatism: Why We Need It 2005
- Bosie 2000
- Bosie, the story of Lord Alfred Douglas, his friends and enemies 2000
Douglas Murray Publications
When he was at the age of 19, while in his second year at Oxford University, he published a biography of Lord Alfred Douglas. A publication that was described by Christopher Hitchens as “masterly”. Upon leaving Oxford, Murray wrote a play, Nightfall, about the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. He published a defence of neoconservatism “Neoconservatism” in 2006: “Why We Need It” and made a speaking tour promoting the book in the United States.
Murray assisted in the writing of Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World in 2007: “Renewing Transatlantic Partnership” by Gen. Dr. Klaus Naumann, Gen. John Shalikashvili, Field Marshal The Lord Inge, Adm. Jacques Lanxade, and Gen. Henk van den Breemen. Murray’s book Bloody Sunday was (jointly) awarded the 2011–2012 Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize.
His e-book Islamophilia in June 2013: a Very Metropolitan Malady was published. Murray’s book; “The Strange Death of Europe” in May 2017: Immigration, Identity, Islam was published. The book; “The Madness of Crowds”: Gender, Identity, Morality is set for publication on September 17, 2019.
Douglas Murray Personal Life
The journalist is an atheist, having previously been a practicing Anglican until his twenties. He, however, has described himself variously as a cultural Christian and a Christian atheist and believes that Christianity is an important influence on British and European culture. He also is openly gay.
Douglas Murray Punditry and Views
He has appeared on a number of British current affairs programs, including the BBC’s Question Time, This Week, HardTalk, the Today program, The Big Questions, Daily Politics, and Sunday Morning Live. He has written for The Guardian and Standpoint and in 2012 he was hired as a contributing editor of The Spectator. Murray has debated at the Cambridge Union, the Oxford Union, and has participated in several Intelligence Squared and Intelligence Squared US debates.
Murray also has appeared on TV channels such as Sky News, The Big Questions, and Al Jazeera. Murray in 2016, organized a competition through The Spectator of offensive poems about Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, for which a reader donated £1,000 as the top prize. The competition was in reaction to the Böhmermann affair, in which German satirist, Jan Böhmermann, was prosecuted under the German penal code for such a poem.
His articles on the affair contributed to his being longlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize for Journalism five years after his book, Bloody Sunday: Truths, Lies, and The Saville Inquiry was longlisted for the 2012 Book Prize. Murray announced the winner of the poetry competition as Boris Johnson, Conservative MP and former Mayor of London, who is one-eighth Turkish.
However concerns were expressed at Johnson’s subsequent appointment as Foreign Secretary, his poem was cited as an example of bad diplomacy. Murray however, has refused to apologize, even during his diplomatic visits to Turkey. He is on the international advisory board of NGO Monitor.
He is a frequent critic of Islam, and has identified what he sees as, “a creed of Islamic fascism—malignant fundamentalism, woken from the Dark Ages to assault us here and now”. Murray’s bestselling book The Strange Death of Europe argued that Europe “is committing suicide” by allowing non-Western immigration.
His review in the New York Times, by writer Pankaj Mishra, described the book as “a handy digest of far-right clichés”, while Juliet Samuel of The Telegraph praised it: “His overall thesis, that a guilt-driven and exhausted Europe is playing fast and loose with its precious modern values by embracing migration on such a scale, is hard to refute”.
Murray however in the book, defends the German nationalist, anti-Islam, far-right group Pegida and says that the English nationalist, anti-Islam, far-right English Defence League “had a point”. Murray describes Viktor Orban, under whose regime Hungary has experienced democratic backsliding, as a better sentinel of “European values” than George Soros.
A journalist in February 2006 said,
“Conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board: Europe must look like a less attractive proposition… From long before we were first attacked it should have been made plain that people who come into Europe are here under our rules and not theirs… If some Muslims don’t have a mosque to go to, then they’ll just have to realize that they aren’t owed one.”
Upon refusing Paul Goodman’s offer to disown these comments, the Conservative Party frontbench severed formal relations with Murray and his Centre for Social Cohesion. Murray in March 2009, wrote to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith warning that he was planning to instruct his lawyers to issue an international arrest warrant against Ibrahim Mousawi if he entered Britain; the Home Office eventually refused Mousawi a visa.
Murray in 2009, was prevented from chairing a debate at the London School of Economics between Alan Sked and Hamza Tzortzis. This move drew strong criticism from conservative press such as The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator. Murray in 2010, argued against the motion in an Intelligence Squared US debate titled “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?”
He is a Brexit supporter, citing concerns with the Eurozone and immigration.
Douglas Murray Madness of Crowds
His latest publication, The Madness of Crowds (2019) was a bestseller and ‘book of the year’ for The Times and The Sunday Times.
Frequently Asked Questions About Douglas Murray
Douglas Kear Murray is a famous British author and political commentator. He was the founder of the Centre for Social Cohesion in 2007, which became part of the Henry Jackson Society, where he was associate director from 2011 to 2018.
Murray is 43 years old as of 2022, he was born on 16 July 1979, in London, United Kingdom.
Murray stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m).
Details about Murray’s love life are still under review. We will let you know when he gets into a relationship or when we discover helpful information about his love life.
Murray has an approximate net worth of $20 million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles as an Author and Political Commentator.
Murray is an author and journalist based in Britain, we shall upload pictures of his house as soon as we have them.
Murray is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Murray is pursuing his career in journalism. He is a British conservative author, journalist, and political commentator.
Douglas Murray Contacts
You may also like to read the Bio, Career, Family, Relationship, Body measurements, Net worth, Achievements, and more about: