This is ‘tackling extremism’?

Andrew C. McCarthy asserts that the Blair government cannot fight terrorism by co-operating with Inayat Bunglawala, Tariq Ramadan, Yusuf Islam … or indeed any other influential Muslim figure who is, in fact, opposed to terrorism. Note, too, that this US right-winger uses Nick Cohen as the source for his accusation that the government is “hell-bent on a strategy of ‘engagement’ with militant Islam”.

National Review Online, 12 September 2005