Thursday, 1 November 2007

The Koran according to Cherie Blair

It’s really quite disturbing that Mrs Blair, one of the country’s most eminent barristers, should make claims about the Koran that are contradicted by a plain reading of the text. But we’re seeing a lot of this at the moment: statements about Islam that attempt to paper over the vast chasm between bien pensant myth and reality.

Just as Mrs Blair wants us to think that the Koran doesn’t sanction violence against women, so Sir Iqbal Sacranie wants us to believe that there is “zero tolerance” of hate literature in the Muslim community.

Karen Armstrong and the good people at Radio 4 may think these statements are true. But that’s their little fantasy. The rest of us have to live in the real world. Read more
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