Blind, bovine hope will get us nowhere – it’s time to change our response to Islamic extremism


By Douglas Murray.

This article originally appeared in The Daily Mail.

Last Sunday, I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics to discuss the aftermath of the Manchester attack. I said what I thought, and various Muslim groups promptly went bananas.

This was not caused by my suggestion that this country should finally crack-down on British officials who spend their retirements working as shills for the House of Saud. Nor by my ridiculing of that modern European tradition whereby someone blows us up and we respond by singing John Lennon songs (and now Oasis too).

Rather they objected to my simple two-word suggestion that we could all do with ‘less Islam’.

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