A small bit of anti-dhimmitude and common sense, as over against Sadiq Khan’s ridiculous displacement of responsibility, from the Prime Dhimmi of Great Britain. From the TimesOnline, with thanks to Mackie:
Tony Blair said today that moderate British Muslims were not doing enough to tackle the problem of extremism in their communities, which could not, he said, be defeated by the Government alone.
Speaking ahead of Friday’s anniversary of the 7/7 London suicide bombings, the Prime Minister said that Muslim leaders should make clear to the extremists that not only were their methods wrong, but their ideology, interpretation of Islam and their “completely false sense of grievance against the West”.
Of course, the dirty little secret that no one wants to admit or recognize is that these moderate Muslims have never formulated a convincing or coherent refutation of the jihadist interpretation of Islam.
“I think the roots of this extremism lie in the attitudes and ideas as much as organisation,” Mr Blair told the Commons Liaison Committee. “I don’t think there is an answer to this terrorism that is simply about police work or security measures.”…
His comments on the rise of Islamic extremism coincided with the publication of a Times poll showing that 13 per cent of British Muslims think that the the four London suicide bombers, who killed 52 people on three London Tube trains and a bus, should be regarded as “martyrs”….
Mr Blair said: “In the end, Government itself cannot go and root out the extremism in these communities. I am not the person to go into the Muslim community and explain to them that this extreme view is not the true face of Islam.”
The Prime Minister went on: “I profoundly disagree that the problem here is that the Government hasn’t acted. We are not having a debate of a fundamental enough nature within the community, which is where the moderate majority go and stand up against the ideas of those people, not just their methods.
“You cannot defeat this extremism through what a Government does. You can only defeat it within a community. “People should stand up and not merely say, “˜You are wrong (but) you are wrong in your view about the West, you are wrong in your sense of grievance, the whole ideology is profoundly wrong”.”