Denial of Islamic terrorism is a fine weapon in the face of hard truths, writes Tim Blair

“…In April 2013, as police hunted for the terrorists behind the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, Fairfax’s Waleed Aly claimed there was “a very real suspicion that the perpetrators here are self-styled American patriots”. Police subsequently shot dead Tamerlan Tsarnaev and arrested his brother Dzhokhar, whose terror motivation was explained to the New York Times by a family member: “He was angry that the world pictures Islam as a violent religion.”

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  • Frau Katze

    There are several cartoons about this

    • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

      The cartoon captures this sentiment: “the short term, denial can work. In the long term, however, people will think you might be some kind of idiot. Moreover, it doesn’t deliver lasting results”

    • That is a good one.

  • moraywatson

    Reality is what you make of it. The social justice/cultural relativist crowd have decided to make it into a fantasy.

  • 1.618

    To replace denial as truth makes a dangerous world for the west.

  • AlanUK

    “He was angry that the world pictures Islam as a violent religion.”

    Muslims should stop being violent. Simples

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl545RF6dXA