True Islam

Each new Islamic terrorist atrocity is denounced by western leaders such as our Prime Minister as a ‘twisted’ or ‘perverted’ version of Islam, the ‘Religion of Peace’. True Muslims, they emphasise, are peace-loving and tolerant. What this really amounts to is a way of saying: ‘Look how broad-minded I am! I have nothing against true Islam! Also I am learned enough in Islamic doctrine to distinguish between false and true Islam.’

Unfortunately, this is merely self-promoting codswallop. There is no ‘true’ version of Islam, and there is no false version. Or rather, there is no way of judging which is true and which is false.

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