This column is not about 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 continuing to this very day in Syria and Iraq – and, to a lesser extent, in Auburn and Lakemba.

And now there is a third group, possibly larger than both previous groups combined, because it not only draws from the Islamic population but also from communities with less than direct Islamic connections. This is the group united in the belief – or, at least, the stated belief – that Islamic terrorism has absolutely nothing to do with Islam.