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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.
At the risk of stating the obvious, the targeting of Charlie Hebdo and its staff for murder had nothing whatsoever to do with western foreign policy.
The murderers of Stéphane Charbonnier and his staff understood that freedom isn’t the only challenge to their fanaticism.
Dr Martin Parsons: Will 2015 bring more sharia-based persecution of Christians and other minorities?
That’s certainly what we saw last year – and not just because of ISIS.
Douglas Alexander is right to urge the creation of a Government envoy for it.
Mohammed Amin: The Government needs to spell out the good things it’s done for Muslims – again and again
Reading the Counter-Terrorism Bill led me to reflect on why my reaction to it is so different from those other Muslims whom I encounter complaining about it.
It remains a real threat to both our interests and our allies throughout the Middle East.
There are no slick solutions when it comes to meeting the challenge of ISIS. But here’s what can and should be done.
Gerard Russell: Baghdad’s Jewish co-founder & Egypt’s Christian Prime Ministers. The Islamic legacy that ISIS hates.
Ancient religions and practices survived in the Middle East partly because of a streak of tolerance in Islam.