Islam’s violent tendencies

A CULTURAL self-loathing is driving many commentators to destroy what they should most defend in our clash with radical versions of Islam.

Take the latest meme of our media class — to relativise Islam into nothing more dangerous than Christianity, the foundation of our freedoms.

Sydney ABC host Richard Glover, for instance, breezily assured us at the weekend: “In truth, Islamic State is just a flag of convenience for the lost and enraged. It’s Islamic in the same way as Nazism was Christian.”

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