From The Telegraph, with thanks to Anthony:
The editor of the world’s leading Arab newspaper has launched a scathing attack on Muslims in Britain for turning a blind eye to terrorist fund-raising activities on their own doorstep.
Why can he say this and Blair can’t?
Writing in the wake of Thursday’s bombings, Tariq Al-Humayd, the editor-in-chief of London-based Al-Sharq Al Awsat (The Middle East), claimed that collections were frequently held in the capital’s Arab areas for jihadi causes in the guise of charities.
In a strongly worded editorial, he said that those enjoying the freedom of life in Britain had a “responsibility” to scrutinise such collections carefully, and if necessary prevent them taking place.
“In London, we have seen, and are seeing, the money being collected in the streets, and the conventions under various titles, and everyone is inciting jihad in our Arab countries and cursing the land of unbelief in which they live,” he wrote.
“When you express amazement [at this], they tell you that this is freedom. Has freedom no responsibility? No one answers.”