06 July, 2008


Quick, check the date

Er no, actually, it's not All Fools' Day, but for a moment I wasn't sure.

Today's Times brings us yet another instance of fatuous appeasement of our Muslim "community". ACPO, it seems, will recommend that "explo dogs" wear bootees when searching Muslim premises.

What is ironic about this sort of thing, as Imam Ibrahim Mogra, quoted in the Times piece, clearly understands, is that rather than improving "community relations" and encouraging "social cohesion", it merely serves to further infuriate the indigenous population, leading to ever increasing antipathy towards our Muslim guests.

What the dénouement will be I don't know. As a man of peace, I very much regret to say that I am increasingly inclined towards the "Bring it on!" tendency.

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