Essential misreading

“It is a neocon myth that the left in Britain has compromised its principles in its opposition to the war on terror. On the contrary, for the left or genuine liberals not to have made common cause with Muslims in opposition to military aggression and lawlessness, or defended the Muslim community against racism and Islamophobic attacks, would have been the real betrayal of progressive principles, including that of solidarity with the powerless.”

Seumas Milne replies to Andrew Anthony: Comment is Free, 20 August 2007