Some refreshing anti-dhimmitude from the UK: “Minister criticises Muslim letter,” from the BBC, with thanks to Twostellas:
Foreign Office minister Kim Howells has criticised Muslim leaders for condemning British foreign policy.
An open letter, signed by three Muslim MPs, three peers and 38 community groups, said the stance on the Middle East has put civilians at risk.
They went on to say that UK policy has given “ammunition to extremists”.
But Mr Howells denied there was a “rational connection” and said “no government” formulates policy based on a perceived risk from terrorists….
Except Zapatero’s Spain, and Chirac’s France, and…
He said: “I have no doubt that there are many issues which incite people to loath government policies but not to strap explosives to themselves and go out and murder innocent people.
“There is no way of rationalising that.
“I think it is very, very dangerous when people who call themselves community leaders make some assumption that somehow that there’s a rational connection between these two things.”…
Liberal Democrats deputy leader Vince Cable agreed there were links with foreign policy but voiced concerns the letter’s message might “give some comfort to the kind of people who say: ‘Well, change your foreign policy or we’ll blow you up'”.