Does Britain have a “Muslim Problem”? Trevor Kavanagh, who is a Sun journalist, plainly thinks so. In his latest column he writes: “One day soon, if Philip Hammond and Liam Fox are right, we will be back in charge of immigration. What will we do about The Muslim Problem then?”
I mention Kavanagh particularly because he is, I think, close to Rupert Murdoch, and he writes in what remains an influential newspaper. But even if he did not, someone ought to pull him up about his casual (I hope) use of the phrase – with significant capitalisation – “The Muslim Problem”.
Kavanagh is a highly intelligent man, a former Political Editor ofThe Sun and a man who, I suggest, knows full well the nasty Nazi pedigree of such a phrase. If not, then he oughtn’t to be writing about such sensitive and important issues. If so, then I think he is playing with fire.
There are two issues he identifies as “Muslim Problems”. First, terror. This one is wearily familiar. The fact is that there are terrorists who are Muslims, and terrorists who kill in the name of Islam, just as there have been terrorists who happen to be Roman Catholic.
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