“Mr Brown thinks we upset decent Muslims by referring to bombers as ‘Islamic fanatics’ even if they shout ‘Allah is great’ as they blow us to pieces…. Some sensible Muslims are more prepared to call a spade a spade than our own mealy-mouthed politicians. It was Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, of Al-Arabiya TV, who first told the embarrassing truth after 9/11. ‘It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists’, he said. ‘But it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists are Muslims.’
“He was right then and he’s right now. When did a Jew or Sikh last put on a belt of explosives and blow himself and others to smithereens? Or a Hindu protester put a bomb in a mosque?
“If Gordon’s ‘New Speak’ encourages Britain’s three million Muslims to play their part in ending terrorism, I’m all for it. But rebranding won’t alter the fact that Muslim extremists are the only ones trying to blow up Britain today. They are infiltrating our police, spy agencies, universities and government offices with the express purpose of imposing their own view on our world. Sadly, the courageous Muslims who are ready to risk their own lives by saying so can be counted on the fingers of one hand.”
Trevor Kavanagh in the Sun, 9 July 2007
“Muslim extremists are the only ones trying to blow up Britain today”? Well, apart from far-right racists like Robert Cottage of course. And how many op eds has Kavanagh produced on that? Answer: none. Indeed, how much coverage has the Cottage case received in the Sun? Three short reports back in February, and that was it.
And in answer to Kavanagh’s question as to when a Hindu protestor last put a bomb in a mosque, this would appear to be a likely candidate.