"It's very complex... sometimes individuals self-radicalize".
Cowards. Covering their own a**es, they would surrender our society to avoid confrontation.
Our institutions are afraid to name the cause - Islamic jihad against the infidels as demanded in the Koran. Harper spelled it out in an interview last year - wonder why it's never been repeated, since it needs to be repeated loud and clear until not only the public knows, but our institutions.
Until then we will remain as beaten dogs.
Confusing the arrow of causation! Well said.
Decades of Western self-loathing is the greatest asset to the jihad.
The UK government is cowardly but the most influential nation by far - the US - is just as cowardly.
It was not long ago that the US president resolved that the future does not belong to anyone who criticizes Islam.
We in Western culture have been terrified of being seen as imperialist, bigoted, racist, unfair, and intolerant. The insane and complicit left has only one weapon against us, and that's name-calling. Their "logic" never stands up to serious scrutiny or debate. It's easy to collapse utopian logic and magical thinking.
We are overcoming our discomfort about being called such names. Orwellian speech had confused us for some time but I sincerely hope that we can outgrow our fear of the labels.
Wow. You have issues. I suppose according to your suggestion, we throw away the majority of the historical (yes, historical) informational input in order to invent a completely new narrative. Game of Thrones in the Middle East perhaps. Then again, people will believe anything and maybe you're on to something. Truth after all is what we imagine it, right?
The origins of al-queda is beside the point and obfuscates the issue.
Israel is on the opposite side of the Islamic jihad, in fact that is the cause of the whole conflict - Islamic supremacy going back to the 700s and the Islamic hatred of Jews.
So it's not clear to what side you are on. Are you clear on it or does your hatred of Western culture put you on the side of the jihad?
Its not the EDL that's dangerous - it's the collaborationist media like the BBC. There will be consequence to this appeasement to totalitarianism, and the former elites in media and politics will have to face the public and explain why they chose to obfuscate the issues and side with the self-described enemy.
What Andrew Neil seems not to understand is that this is a war of ideas, and it needs to be taken forcefully and seriously. Force of ideas, Mr. Neil.
You might be put off by Jewish arrogance that some have, as some Christians have an arrogance, and as those in the religion of "progressivism" also have. But it is completely wrong to call an equivalence to the violence and incitement to hatred and violence with is the hallmark of Islam, to these other groups. I know of no Jewish terrorists hurling bombs into German shops. Your anti-Jewish stance is causing you to see patterns that simply don't exist. Problem is, people suffer from lies as well.
I am only telling you these things because you have taken it upon yourself to spread falsehood. Words are powerful and you are on a wrong path. You believe yourself to be some kind of expert but you are not. Best that you put your energy into something positive.
Sometimes the strong language is appropriate and in this case you are right on Tommy! Good on ya! From another secular whose head is screwed on straight ;)
Badar himself admits that Islamic society is not compatible with secular Western society.
A point of consensus based on facts, pattern, trends - let's call it truth!
It's therefore time that our leaders abandon the tired politically-correct utopian fantasy of multiculturalism at all costs and form policies consistent with this reality.
"Imagine there's no countries" might have sold a few of Lennon's recordings to the idealistic youth of the time but now it's time to grow into adulthood.
I had the privilege of spending time in Malta recently and it is refreshing to see the pride the Maltese have for their Order of St. John (Hospitallers), the remaining surviving order of crusader warrior clerics (St. John's Ambulance is the most visible manifestation).
There is a refreshing absence of politically-correct apologia for the Crusades in Maltese society - they are proud of their heritage, appreciate and understand the value of protecting Western civilization. We can learn from them.
I feel so much better after Cameron's Churchillian speech to never bow to Islam.
Rev. Kenneth Meshoe wrote an article in the SF Examiner last week. He understands what apartheid means, as do you, and the experience of those who understand must be heard to counter the ignoramuses who don't know the meaning of the word.
"Reproductive Rights". Who wouldn't support these, after all, they're "rights".
The elephant in the room is the unsaid but real implication that abortion is the same as contraception. In actuality what these people are doing is changing the language. Contraception means preventing conception. But this ad is telling us that abortion is contraception.
There really is no way to sugar-coat this one. "Forward" doesn't cut it. Sorry.
Keep going HR. The antidote to dishonest speech is more speech. There's a lot of dishonesty out there.
These are not errors to be corrected - these dishonest examples of bad journalism are reflections of a true bias. The same news networks are guilty of bias since the same ones have to have "errors" corrected over and over and over again.
Case in point: the CBC, paid for by Canadian taxpayers and by definition not subject to marketplace forces. Ironic since Canada's policy is pro-Israel.
John Paul II warned us - when Enlightenment thought is allowed to run amok then any moral truth cannot be proved, and any evil can be justified. Relativism is not truth - it's a way of avoiding the truth.
And that's why we can't even come to consensus on the morality of murdering innocent civilians for political purposes. We are in for very hard times.
You are looking at reality from a one-dimensional perspective.
Before '67 there was not one "settlement". Do you really think that the resolve of the PA (formed in '64) has somehow transformed?
Are you aware that the PA's policy is one of true apartheid - the refusal of an identifiable group solely by who they are?
You insult those who suffered under true apartheid. You appear only to be able to see one side in a one-dimensional caricature.
Learn, read, travel to the region. I know that you will not.
Key concept - no group is competing against the rise of Islam. It's rare to hear of anyone on the left speaking out against Islamic Sharia law. While they might not actively advocate it, they spend most of their energy giving safe haven for it to take root in the name of a fatally extreme form of ultra-tolerance.
Meanwhile their main focus of the left is to eradicate Christianity and its values. We are divided and are at great risk of being conquered and the left is completely blind to it.
The US administration actually is paying attention, and the problem is the majority of the US electorate are in lock-step with their Islamist-sympathizing government. Many of its top advisors are MB in foreign policy, security, defense, transportation and judiciary.
It's erroneous to conclude that it's the biggest con job in history. After six decades of self-hating messages, a conscious shift in the public's minds has caused this phenomenon. Everything is going according to plan.
Factual, yes, but your lack of statement of intent behind these facts is a classic case of moral inversion. Balance please, otherwise your implication that the West is the source of the evil in the world is not only dishonest, it is false. Just ask anyone who has lived under true totalitarianism.
You can be an apologist for Stalinism, Maoism, the Iranian mullahs and others, but it's helpful to learn about life under them before you condemn the West (in this case the US's policies pre-Obama).