.... But it is just so sickening. So boringly, tediously, repetitively sickening, to keep watching this parade of Tory politicians reading out passages from the Quran to explain to the British public why Isis are wrong.
We don’t need them to do this. We just need them to uphold the laws of the land, our principles and traditions.
The waters they are leading us into are murkier than they can possibly imagine. But ignoring the violent traditions of Islam only benefits – as I have also said many times – those Muslim extremists who are enraged that a British Home Secretary should be presuming to tell them what they should or should not believe.
And it also benefits the growing number of non-Muslim members of the public who wonder why there is such an appalling effort to cover up what anybody who opens any Islamic holy text can tell straight away.
[TOP RATED COMMENT] I believe Sam Harris has a theory that the lying about Islam - the discourse about Religion of Peace etc - is because our leaders believe that if they say it often enough they can make it so.
That the young Muslim teenager in Tower Hamlets or Birmingham might actually grow to believe May, or Cameron, or Obama, over the Iman in their local mosque of their older Jihadists brothers. Of course this is an insane strategy.
The incessant lying about Islam serves only to poison public discourse and make all of us non-Muslims think that the world had gone utterly mad. Any politician that comes out with the Religion of Peace trope should be considered a traitor. [The Spectator] Read more