…Imagine if you read a headline which said ‘Most people oppose the blowing up of Parliament’. That’s not news. It’s what you would expect. But a headline which stated that ‘A quarter of Britons would be sympathetic to the bombing of Parliament’ would be absolutely terrifying.
It is reassuring that most British Muslims oppose violent reprisals, but the really shocking thing for me (though evidently not for the BBC) is that more than a quarter of them have some sympathy for the killers who murdered 11 people in cold blood.