When you’re too politically correct even for a self-deluded and compromised dhimmi such as David Cameron, you’ve really gone round the bend. “Barack,” said Cameron chummily, “you are quite right, that every religion has its extremists, but we have to be frank that the biggest problem we have today is the Islamist extremist violence that has given birth to ISIL, to Al Shabaab to Al Nusra, Al Qaeda and so many other groups.”
This is an extraordinary statement, particularly coming from Cameron, who up to now has been an energetic purveyor of the mainstream fantasies. It marks a significant departure from the moral equivalence that otherwise dominates the public discourse today: every religion has its extremists, you see: 25,000 jihad terror attacks worldwide since 9/11 vs…Tim McVeigh!
Cameron couldn’t keep it up, however: he immediately retreated back into the prevailing unicorn-and-moonbeams fantasy: “These people claim to act in the name of the Islamic religion. They don’t. I can say they don’t over and over again. You can say they don’t, but there is nothing more powerful than, for instance, what the king of Jordan has just said.” Jordan’s King Abdullah had said that Muslims have to lead the fight. But he vowed a powerful fight against the Islamic State when the jihadis burned the Jordanian pilot to death, which was months ago, and what has he done since then? A few airstrikes for face-saving purposes.
As for Cameron’s “These people claim to act in the name of the Islamic religion. They don’t,” he offered no explanation for why the Islamic State’s non-Islamic Islam is so compelling that 30,000 Muslims from 100 countries have now traveled to join the Islamic State, and more are trying to do so all the time. He did not explain because he cannot explain: the facts belie his fantasies. But his fantasies hamstring the effort to combat the Islamic State: he has foreclosed upon any honest examination of their motives and goals, and it is an adage as old as warfare that one cannot defeat an enemy that one does not understand. Western leaders — Cameron but not just Cameron — refuse to understand the Islamic State.
“After Obama Said Extremism Is Not Limited to ‘One Faith,’ Here’s How the U.K.’s David Cameron Responded,” by Fred Lucas, The Blaze, September 29, 2015 (thanks to Ralph):
fter President Barack Obama told other world leaders that violent extremism isn’t limited to any one faith, British Prime Minister David Cameron didn’t disagree — but he did add a pointed clarification.
“Violent extremism is not unique to any one faith, so no one should ever be profiled or targeted simply because of their faith,” Obama said Tuesday as he chaired the U.N. Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism.
Cameron stressed that violence extremism can only be stopped at the root, which is radicalized Islam.
“Barack, you are quite right, that every religion has its extremists, but we have to be frank that the biggest problem we have today is the Islamist extremist violence that has given birth to ISIL, to Al Shabaab to Al Nusra, Al Qaeda and so many other groups,” Cameron said.
Cameron went on to say that Muslim leaders around the world must speak out against the radical groups.
“These people claim to act in the name of the Islamic religion. They don’t. I can say they don’t over and over again. You can say they don’t, but there is nothing more powerful than, for instance, what the king of Jordan has just said,” Cameron said, referring to earlier remarks by Jordanian King Abdullah.
Abdullah said, “First and foremost, this is our fight. Muslims nations have to lead this fight.”
Great. When will you start?
Cameron also noted during his remarks that Western countries must take a firm stance to keep the root of violence from settling into Muslim communities.
“We need to challenge the extremist worldview right from the start. What does that mean? In Western countries it means we have to root out the extremists preachers that are poisoning the minds of young Muslims in our country,” Cameron said. “We have to build more integrated societies so young people feel they truly belong. And we have to make sure we don’t allow the incubation of an extremist worldview even before it gets to justifying violence. We’ve got to get it out of our schools. Get it out of our prisons. Get it out of our universities. I believe in freedom of speech. But freedom to hate is not the same thing.”…