The baleful consequences of cultural dogmyopia

Oct 23, 2021 by

by Melanie Phillips: On both sides of the English Channel, the failure to grasp the nettle of Islamist extremism and the frightening consequences of that failure are sounding an urgent alarm for the whole of western society. Last weekend, a British Conservative Member of Parliament, Sir David Amess, was stabbed to death in his regular constituency meeting. The man accused of murdering the MP, Ali Harbi Ali, is a British man of Somalian descent who had been referred to Britain’s anti-extremism...

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Why are we so paralysed into NOT talking about Islamist terrorism?

Oct 22, 2021 by

by Douglas Murray, Sun on Sunday: T has not even been a week since the brutal slaughter of Sir David Amess. The frenzied stabbing to death of another of our MPs should have shocked our whole political system. And yet in the days since his murder something very strange has happened. To listen to the speeches from Amess’s colleagues in Parliament this week you’d have thought he died of natural causes. Sad as they were, MPs distracted themselves with talk about “online harm”. Questioned on the...

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Modern-Day Britain’s Terror Threat

Oct 21, 2021 by

By Dr Rakib Ehsan, Henry Jackson Society: There is a “fundamental mismatch” between the threat posed by Islamist terrorism and the attention afforded to it by Prevent, the Government’s counter-extremism programme, according to a think tank report. The report, published today by the Henry Jackson Society, finds that despite the Government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation repeatedly finding that the UK faces the greatest terroristic threat from Islamists, far more resources are...

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The myth of lone-wolf terrorism

Oct 20, 2021 by

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, UnHerd: My heart sank twice last week: first when I heard about the brutal murder of Sir David Amess; and again when I started to read some of the disturbing commentary about the 25-year-old arrested on suspicion of carrying out the attack. For many, the ethnicity and heritage of Ali Harbi Ali were wholly irrelevant to his alleged behaviour. Acknowledging that Ali is of Somali background, we were told, is racist and xenophobic. He must only be identified as British. As...

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The hate that dare not speak its name

Oct 19, 2021 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: In the days since the horrific murder of Sir David Amess, Britain seems to have gone mad. Here was a good, much-loved politician allegedly slain by a young man who is currently being held under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of possibly being motivated by the Islamist ideology. And what are we talking about? Tweets. Online anonymity. The rude things members of the public say to politicians. The need to ‘be nice’. It feels increasingly unhinged. It feels like a...

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France to Vote on the Great Replacement of Western Civilization

Oct 18, 2021 by

by Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute: “Where Islam takes hold, it is forever. Islamism is based on Islam, which no one has the right to criticize. But in your countries it also plays a role in democracy and in the rule of law. Islamism exploits these values. Since democracy recognizes all opinions, from the far right to the far left, it is obliged to recognize Islam as well. All those who do not commit attacks or violent acts are, in principle, protected in a state of law. Islamism thus...

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