Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
Posts Tagged: Islamist extremism
It won’t be easy but regional powers can make it happen if they make the right choices.
Iain Dale: Trump is a warped narcissist who gives succour to racists, white supremacists and Islamophobes.
Plus: Englishness in Norwich. Remainer complaints everywhere. And: Noel Gallagher, political philosopher, gives his view of Corbyn.
The goals of the young Crown Prince are broadly in line with ours. But we should be urging calm thinking and cool heads.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
Benedict Rogers: The plight of Burma’s Muslims is stoking Islamist extremism here – one of many reasons why Britain must act
Britain should call in the Burmese ambassador, suspend its training programme with the Burma Army, and continue to press at the UN.
Abdellatif el-Menawy: Islamists won’t like the Government’s tougher stance towards the Muslim Brotherhood. But Egyptians will.
Alistair Burt’s remarks while visiting our country represented a significant adjustment of the British approach to combatting terrorism.
We should accept no excuses, nor indulge in any illusions – we are facing a barbaric, medieval death cult.
I can’t find a single example of this policy successfully moderating such an organisation, but plenty of it distorting Western policy.
Bruce Newsome: Law enforcement, not community engagement, is the way to stop extremists becoming terrorists
Instead of seeking yet more powers, the Government should use those already at its disposal to nip extremism in the bud.
No more foreign funding of extremism. No more self-appointed “community” intermediaries. No more pretence that it’s all about cyberspace.
Can Britain find a way through the horrible tangle of our commercial relationship with and security dependence on Saudi Arabia?
Alex Morton: We cannot be neutral in Islam’s internal struggle. Here are three ways in which the Prime Minister should act.
When I worked in Number Ten, the people who grasped most clearly this ideology’s threat were my Muslim co-workers.
Recently, May said “Enough is enough”. Yesterday, terrorist flags were brandished in London. She lacks credibility.
The Prime Minister cannot expect to be taken seriously if she lets supporters of Hezbollah openly boss London’s streets.
David Davis: Brexit is the defining issue of our age. The choice today to lead us through it is – May or Corbyn
We cannot afford to get it wrong. The Prime Minister is the right woman to go out to bat for Britain. She will deliver a strong deal and a bright future for everyone.