Woolwich terror attack: Muslims shouldn’t have to distance themselves

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“We will have truly progressed as a society when Muslims no longer feel the need to distance themselves from the acts of terror performed by their supposed co-religionists. They bear no more responsibility for jihadism than Christians do for the Ku Klux Klan or the Westboro Baptist Church (or, more pertinently, than the English do for the EDL). To suggest, as Pauline Neville Jones, the former security minister, did on the Today programme this morning, that they have a special duty to condemn the attack is to perpetuate the myth of collective guilt.”

George Eaton at The Staggers, 23 May 2013