Saturday, May 12, 2007

Lord deliver us!

The lessons we can all learn from British Muslims

(Gag alert) Tory leader David Cameron writes of "the benefits of integration" after staying in Birmingham.

The challenges of cohesion and integration are among the greatest we face. I wrote in these pages in January that we cannot bully people into feeling British: we have to inspire them. Last week, I spent two days staying with Abdullah and Shahida Rehman and their family in Birmingham. The experience has strengthened my conviction about the right way to build a more cohesive Britain.

(A more cohesive Britain. Translation: A more dhimmi Britain. )

See what I mean?

We do need greater understanding of the true nature of the terrorist threat. There's too much complacency about it among non-Muslims, and too much denial of it in the Muslim community. But our efforts are not helped by lazy use of language. Indeed, by using the word 'Islamist' to describe the threat, we actually help do the terrorist ideologues' work for them, confirming to many impressionable young Muslim men that to be a 'good Muslim', you have to support their evil campaign.

Read it and weep.