Them and us

“There has been enough talk of ‘them and us’. However strong our legitimate opposition to British foreign policy is, we are on one and the same side in the battle against domestic terrorism.”

Salma Yaqoob writes at Comment is Free, 4 July 2007

Compare this thoughtful and nuanced analysis with Joan Smith’s piece in the Independent, which includes the stupid assertion that “political Islam hates not just British foreign policy but our way of life”. She and Denis MacShane must get on really well.