‘Instead of confronting extremism, Muslim leaders bleat about Islamophobia’

“The widespread refusal to face up to the reality of Muslim extremism is one of the most dispiriting and dangerous traits of modern Britain…. Instead of confronting extremism, the majority of Muslim leaders prefer to bleat about so-called Islamophobia, parading their grievances over everything from the veil to British foreign policy. Any reference to the terror threat is airily dismissed as the work of a tiny criminal element divorced from the moderate mainstream. But this will not wash, for there is mounting evidence that a singifican number of Britain’s 1.7 million Muslims are sympathetic to violent jihadism.”

Leo McKinstry in the Daily Express, 13 November 2006