Some Muslims deserve castigation and worse for the terrible things they do. I frequently denounce them in my columns. But sweeping, indiscriminate execration of any collective is abhorrent and must be confronted.Really? Even that of the BNP? Or EDL?
Or bloggers? Or scientists?They haven't decided to burn or stone infidels, they haven't been involved in honour killings, and I think I'm right in saying they haven't plotted terrorist acts against the state, either. Much less carried any out.
I found Cameron's speech in Munich indefensible even though I completely agree with some observations and policy ideas.Sounds to me as though you disagreed because of who was saying it. Surely not?
By speaking out in Munich he allied himself with the ghastly Angela Merkel who delivered a similarly provocative sermon last autumn. Racism is rife in both countries; in both nations, millions of their own natives rigidly hold on to their languages and cultures.The bastards! How dare they, in their own country too!
As the speech progressed, you realised that Cameron's problem isn't cultural difference. It's the people whom marauding Christian Crusaders called "curs", wretched Mohammedans. Cameron isn't troubled by Hassidic enclaves, Orthodox Jewish dress codes, or their religiously sanctioned gender inequality and stubborn self-removal from mainstream societies.
Your move, Yaz.