Repeat after me: It’s got nothing to do with Islam

THE Islamic world is divided into two main groups. You’ve got your Sunnis and you’ve got your Shiites.

The more excitable members of these groups have spent the past 1400 years trying to wipe each other out, a process that continues today in Syria and Iraq — and, to a lesser extent, in Auburn and Lakemba. It seems counterintuitive, but this crowd gains new members with every latest Islamic atrocity. Last week, following Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein’s murderous rampage in Copenhagen, Sanna al-Baltam spoke to Danish television about her former neighbour.

“We’re not sure it was him who did it,” she said. “If it was, it has nothing to do with Islam. He must have been manipulated.”