British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a remarkable and powerful speechMonday on combatting radical Islamist extremism, a topic many other Western leaders including President Obama avoid tackling head on.
Cameron, speaking at a Birmingham school, appropriately distinguished between “Islamist extremism” – a fundamentalist political ideology with religious underpinnings and “Islam the religion.” He directly addressed moderate British Muslims, framing the struggle against radical Islam as a phenomenon that is plaguing the Muslim community.
I wasn’t impressed with Cameron. Others seem to be. Maybe because for Cameron this was less mealy mouthed than usual.