I don’t always agree with Peter Hitchens but this is by far the best piece I’ve seen on the political reaction to the Paris attacks.
As far as Cameron, Miliband and Clegg are concerned, we must all sign up to these shibboleths:
- The attack was nothing to do with Islam.
- Almost all Muslims, here and abroad, found those attacks repugnant.
- The attacks were perpetrated and supported by a minuscule number of people who can simply be defined as ‘terrorists’.
- Immigration and multiculturalism were in no way contributory causes of either the Paris attack or the attacks which we might experience in the future or have suffered in the past.
All four of those easy, expedient, shibboleths are palpably wrong.