Pretending that Islamist extremism has nothing to do with Islam simply plays into the radicals’ hands

Please. Enough.

The mantra that Islamism “has nothing to do with Islam” is well-intentioned. It aims to delegitimise the terrorists and strengthen the vast majority of Muslims who oppose terror. It is no doubt what the “comms” experts are telling the Prime Minister to say. But they are wrong. The unthinking, kneejerk, pro-forma and near-Orwellian denial of the deep and manifold connections between Islam and Islamism has to stop.

Forget Alastair Campbell. We have to start “doing religion” because, as I learnt in 2008-2010 when interviewing 25 young British Muslims who had taken a journey in and out of extremism, we have to start “doing” Islam if we are to defeat Islamism.

h/t EJ

  • The Goat

    Islam has nothing to do with Islam.

  • moraywatson

    “Moderate muslim” means “totalitarian enabler”.
    “Radical muslim” means “totalitarian supremacist”.

  • Pious Muslim = brainwashed fool.

  • Pete_Brewster

    In other No True Muslim news:

    Sydney’s Official Muslims are refusing to give the gunman’s corpse a religious burial. Nobody has claimed the body and no Muslim funeral parlour will accept him at any price. If he is not buried soon by his own the kuffar will have to put him in a pauper’s grave. One imam is supposed to have said that the kuffar can “chuck him in the bloody shit house.”

    Embarrassment? Ingratitude? Plain stinginess? You be the judge.

  • WalterBannon

    Islam is an evil terrorist cult bent on conquering the world and it should be banned as such. Deport all muslims now.