“The lazy answer would be to say that this has got nothing whatsoever to do with Islam or Muslims”

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:30 am
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Most of the media and the Democratic Party is very lazy, in this case.

The Muslim community has a “special burden” to tackle terrorism and it is “lazy and wrong” to say that the attacks in Paris have nothing to do with Islam, the Culture Secretary has said.

Sajid Javid, who is of Muslim heritage, said that there can be “no getting away from the fact” that those behind terrorists in Paris, London and Madrid “call themselves Muslims”.

Mr Javid told Pienaar’s Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live: “There is no getting away from the fact that the people carrying out these acts – what we have seen just horrifically this week in Paris, what has happened in London and Madrid – these people call themselves Muslims.

“The lazy answer would be to say that this has got nothing whatsoever to do with Islam or Muslims and that should be the end of that. That would be lazy and wrong. You can’t get away from the fact that these people are using Islam, taking a peaceful religion and using it as a tool to carry out their activities.”

Laziness, fear, incompetence, denial. Pick any combination.

Via Tim Blair.

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2 Responses to ““The lazy answer would be to say that this has got nothing whatsoever to do with Islam or Muslims””

  1. Miss Hester Moffet on 13/13/15 at 10:47 am

    As soon as the magical phrase ‘Allahu Ackbar’ is uttered, the murderers (as is usually the case) are proclaiming they are ‘good and faithful muslims committing this act in the name of islam’, and that ‘our religion is stronger than yours, fear us’.

    All other debate to the contrary is a waste of time.