‘We’re not preparing to fight this ideology!’ Douglas Murray blasts politicians’ inaction

A BRITISH author claimed the Manchester bombing, which claimed the lives of 22 people, happened because people refuse to believe extremists mean what they say.

Speaking to BBC’s Daily Politics, Douglas Murray said the west was failing to learn its lessons and was going in a “strange cycle”.

As Andrew Neil asked “What lessons are we failing to learn?” the author said: “Every imaginable one, we don’t want to listen to what extremists say.

“We don’t want to believe they mean what they say. We still seem to be, even after all these years and this strange cycle, we’re not preparing to fight this ideology.