Of course, the entire global jihad is a media creation. Ignore those killings in Thailand, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, etc. etc. etc. From the Muslim News, with thanks to Kemaste:
Islam is not a threat to the West, says former Tory Chancellor, Lord Lamont. He believed such a view is “foolish” but blamed the media for highlighting what he called a minority view on the issue.
“There are attempts by some parts of the media, reflecting public opinion, to create a clash between the civilisations, the Christian west and Islam,” Lord Lamont told The Muslim News. But one cannot “regard a great religion like Islam, as being in some sense, the enemy of civilisation”, he said.
The Tory peer said he also disagreed with France, which perceives Islamic dress, the hijab, as a threat to their secularism. “When I was in Karachi I very specifically criticised the French ban of the headscarf in the state schools. I contrasted it with my experience in the part of London where I live, young Muslim women serve in the shops, they wear headscarfs, sometimes with a t-shirt and jeans, and I can’t find anything at all threatening about this”, he said.
In his exclusive interview with The Muslim News at his office in London, Lord Lamont said he believed that there is a problem of Islamophobia in this country.
“It is a sort of fear of the unknown and I think things like interfaith organisations are very important.” He referred to some Muslims taking texts out of context from the Qur’an in the same way as some Jews and Christians do, but warned people not to tarnish the whole Muslim community with the same brush when reporting and talking on terrorism. “There are collective fallacies uttered – all Muslims are fundamentalists and all fundamentalists are terrorists, or that all Saudis are terrorists,” the former Chancellor said.
I myself have never said anything like that. Nor have thoughtful scholars such as Bat Ye’or and Ibn Warraq. But thus Lamont dismisses any and all who try to alert the West about the worldwide jihad.