Government to establish ‘Commission for Countering Extremism’ – Be afraid. Be very afraid

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer:

“A commission for countering extremism will be established to support the government in stamping out extremist ideology in all its forms, both across society and on the internet, so it is denied a safe space to spread,” the Queen announced in her speech this week to the assembled Commons and Lords and the State Opening of Parliament. And following the recent spate of terrorist atrocities in Manchester and across London, there is manifest virtue in the proposal. But there is also danger. Everyone knows that the real problem is Islamic extremism (aka Islamism), but for every 50 of those attacks we seem to get deflected by the odd ‘neo-Nazi’ stabbing of an MP to death, or a ‘right wing’ ploughing of a white van into a crowd of Muslims. It’s all extremism, so there must be absolute equivalence. Hence the government’s focus is not on Islamic extremism, but on extremist ideology “in all its forms”. That’s nice and equitable; less Islamophobic and prejudiced…

…Alastair Campbell, former head of communications at No.10 (so by no means naive on the use of social media), tweeted … in the wake of the London Bridge attack, straight after a speech delivered by Theresa May in which she said Britain is too tolerant of Islamist ideology. His message was clear: Brexit and Jihad are derived from the same fount of extremism; supporters of both are extremists, if not terrorists; a mass political movement for democracy and sovereignty is no different from murderous suicide bombers and machete-wielding fanatics. If a newspaper thinks differently from Alastair Campbell on the subject of Brexit, it is jihadist.


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see also:

May plays her part in the strange death of free speech in Europe, by Jules Gomes, The Conservative Woman

Islamophobia and extremism, by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern


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