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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Some people get it and some just don't.

Reading through 'The Telegraph' online, I found six articles that I think are of interest. Four of them are perceptive and, in my opinion, understand the problems facing us all. The other two are liberal nonsense.

The nonsense first.

Mehdi Hasan has penned an opinion piece that defends Islam as not being responsible for terror. He quotes a briefing piece from MI5. This is the same MI5 that missed the suspects. Possibly not the best authority to quote.

Near the end of his article Mr. Hasan writes. "Few want to discuss the role of British foreign policy in helping to radicalise these young, disaffected individuals" This is not a mile away form Michael Adebolajo's attempt to justify his part in the murder of  Drummer Lee Rigby.

I'm not suggesting that Mr. Hasan is justifying violence, only that he does not understand the realities. He shares the same misguided worldview of the deluded, brainwashed and drug addicted Micheal Adebolajo.

Christina Odone, who often writes sensibly, has been taken in by the, self-proclaimed, Muslim Council of Britain. It's mostly wishful thinking. She should read my previous post on Islamic Reformation. The first paragraph should put her right.

Now for the sanity.

Daniel Taub, Israeli Ambassador to the UK , writes that a boycott of Israel will not bring peace closer. It's worth remembering that the UK's somewhat qualified support for Israel is part of the Islamic grievance.

Film-maker Robb Leach writes about his encounter with Islamism in his own family. Anjem Choudary, surprise,surprise, figures prominently.

Con Coughlin, not my favourite - I usually find myself disagreeing with him, shows that this time he gets it. He argues, quite persuasively, that the West has fought for the ordinary Muslim.

Finally, Alan Johnson has decided that we need to talk about Islamism - don't we just! He understands as this quote shows:

Religions, in other words, can't just be analysed as barely distinguishable forms of the same impulse, as if we were all in an A Level Religion class. They have radically specific contents, unique and conditioning histories, and those differences matter profoundly when they bump up against the secular world.

He really gets it!


  1. An interesting article by Melanie Phillips:

  2. The title of my post is a bit of a Melanie quote, as you have no doubt recognised.