Jihad Watch has a link to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.The dateline is Leeds, England.Charles Krauthammer reveals the problem:
|British Islamists had spoken of a "covenant of security" under which Britain would be spared Islamic terror so long as it allowed radical clerics free rein. Sheik Omar Bakri Mohammed, for example, a Syrian-born, exiled Saudi cleric granted asylum 19 years ago, openly preaches jihad against Britain. He is sought by the press for comment all the time. And, a lovely touch, he actually lives on the British dole — even though he rejects the idea of British citizenship, saying, "I don't want to become a citizen of hell."|
|It is in places like this that "the real war on terrorism will be won or lost," said Nadim Shehadi, an Islamic affairs specialist at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London.|
|"London is the real capital of the Islamic world," Shehadi said. "It's from here where ideas spread. If you can rob terrorism of its intellectual strength in Britain the impact of this will be felt all the way around the world from Chechnya to Uzbekistan, Iraq, Syria and everywhere."|
|British authorities have squarely placed responsibility on moderate Muslim leaders to join forces or risk being left irrelevant as officials move toward tougher measures against those preaching anti-Western venom or groups seeking holy war combatants for places such as Kashmir.|
To see how it ought to be done, dear Queen Elizabeth, please speak to Queen Margrethe of Denmark. Or buy the book.
|Denmark's Queen Margrethe II warned against the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Denmark and the world in a new book out on Thursday, saying people must on occasion "show their opposition to Islam".|
|"It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue float about for too long because we are tolerant and very lazy."|
|Decadence is defined not by a civilization's art or music, but ultimately by its willingness to simply defend itself.|
Enough with the Nero imitations.