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: “The UK cannot afford to be paralysed by political correctness and tribal identity politics in the fight against Islamist extremism” – Muslim academic. 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...

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On the Killing of Sir David

Oct 19, 2021 by

by Samuel Martin, The Mallard: […]  As with similar tragedies, the conversation surrounding the event is entirely composed of people fighting over which conversation “we should be having” instead. For instance, people of certain political dispositions were more aggravated by the press reporting that the assassin was of Somali heritage, rather than the actual murder itself; choosing to talk about “muh racist Daily Mail” or “misogynistic” tweets than anything of importance or substance. As...

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Can we now have an honest discussion about Islamist terrorism?

Oct 16, 2021 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: Police think the killing of David Amess may have had an Islamist motivation. We need to talk about this. The discussion about the horrific slaying of Tory MP David Amess is set to change. Possibly radically. The police’s decision to treat his murder as a potential terrorist incident, with an Islamist motivation, is likely to shake up how the media elites in particular talk about it. Out will go any implacable political anger and the insistence that we search...

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Germany: Cologne Mosques to Begin Outdoor Broadcasting of Muslim Call to Prayer

Oct 14, 2021 by

by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute: Acceding to demands from Islamic organizations sponsored by the Turkish government, the city of Cologne, once a stronghold of Christendom in Germany, has authorized mosques in the city to begin sounding Muslim calls to prayer over outdoor loudspeakers. The move, ostensibly aimed at promoting multicultural diversity and inclusion, represents a significant step toward the cultural normalization of Islam in Germany. It is taking German multiculturalism into...

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