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We scratch and scrabble around looking for solutions to the challenge. But this is the key.
These brutal and barbaric organisations are poised to assume de facto control of the country, just a few hundred miles across the Mediterranean from the EU.
This covers the expression of views, proselytisation (both for faiths and atheistic views), and a robust protection of the freedom to convert, both at home and abroad.
Pretending that recent events have nothing to do with Islam is fooling no-one, and driving scared people into the arms of extremists.
We are in the frontline of a struggle against Islamist extremism that threatens us all.
The Muslim Council of Britain fails to recognise the DCLG’s goodwill towards British Muslims – but the Department might have foreseen this.
Charlotte Leslie MP: Immigration. The NHS. And all the other subjects we’re not meant to talk about.
It’s not just cartoons of Mohammed that have become taboo.
They also discuss Russia and NATO.
On this and much else, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan is more likely to deliver than the former stockbroker from Sevenoaks.
Nadhim Zahawi MP: It’s time for the Islamic world to support free speech – and repeal blasphemy laws
The reality is that jihadists have claimed more lives in Muslim-majority countries than anywhere else.
Garvan Walshe: Perfection through murder – the age-old terrorist dream. There’s nothing specifically Muslim about it.
But since this particular strain is expressed using the symbols of Islamic culture and Muslims’ identity, resisting it needs politics of exceptional subtlety.
Plus: Charlie Hebdo and 7/7. Mildenhall’s closure: a garden city opportunity? More bad news for the Bow Group. And: I ditch the Telegraph for the Times.
Media that decide not to reproduce the magazine’s cartoons of Mohammed shouldn’t be criticised.
Sometimes the religious beliefs of a terrorist are irrelevant; sometimes they are critical – as in this case.