Thursday, July 5, 2007

FYI - Denial is flowing into the Thames

This is the first in a stream of posts that simply brings to your attention useful information and insight that I glean from The New York Sun, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist or some other news aor opinion source. I will give the source so that you can look up the original.

Denial is flowing into the Thames.

From "NHS Opened the Door" by Daniel Johnson (New York Sun, July 5, 2007) -- "Gordon Brown's new government has been eager to contrast itself with Tony Blair. To this end, it has excised three terms from the official vocabulary: "Muslim," "Islam," and "the war on terror." ... The new home secretary, Jacqui Smith, laid down the new doctrine: "Terrorists are criminal who come from all religious backgrounds." The terror problem is simply a domestic criminal problem and it seems that 80 year old Irish nuns are now recognized as being as serious a threat in Britain as they are seen to be in America.

Apparently, the Conservatives under David Cameron are even worse. Johnson reports: "...Mr. Cameron promoted Sayeeda Warsi to be a member of his shadow cabinet, with the title of 'community cohesion secretary.'" But it seems that the community cohesion is that of British Islamism. "She not only opposed the Iraq War, but also welcomed the election of Hamas. She opposed anti-terror laws and rejects the idea that extremism is a problem for British Muslims: 'When you say that this is something that the Muslim community needs to weed out, or deal with, that is a very dangerous step to take.' Mr. Cameron has taken a dangerous step by handing over his policy on Islam to a person who appears to be part of the problem."

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