So Duncan Lewis wants us to watch our language when talking about — how should we put it? — the less savoury side of an otherwise delightful religion.
If Islamic fanaticism were confined to Sydney’s Lakemba and Melbourne’s Greenvale he might have a point. But as I write in The Australian this morning,
The hostilities consuming the Islamic world have a momentum of their own. It is a fanciful to imagine that the conflict was provoked by the West, fuelled by the West or that the West alone has the responsibility to end it…
Sadly, the tendency of young suburban Australians to fall for this dangerous nonsense is but a small manifestation of an international ideological struggle.
(Thanks to Bill Leak for his cartoon)