It is Muslims who must reach out to Britain

When I was a student in the 1970s, the politics tutors were mostly hard-Left, agitprop types of the sort lampooned by Malcolm Bradbury in The History Man. Their heroes were Mao Tse-tung, whose little red book could be ordered from the Chinese embassy (I can’t remember where mine now is); Ho Chi Minh for facing down the Americans; Che Guevara, for being the epitome of the guerrilla fighter killed by the CIA; and George Jackson, a founder of the Black Panthers who was shot dead trying to escape from San Quentin prison. These were the shock-troops of Leftist ideology, their memory and achievements invoked in the pernicious promotion of neo-Marxist, anti-Western beliefs to impressionable, open-minded, wide-eyed youngsters just out of school, like me.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ‘It is their separation from the mainstream rather than the ideology itself that is the problem’

    • That’s a bit too kumbaya

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        It’s from the article.

  • tom_billesley

    I’m OK with that. Reaching out to Britain means they’re outside Britain.