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.”