August 22, 2014

What Turns British Muslims into Jihadists?

Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph


"The experience of many ages proves that men may be ready to fight to the death, and to persecute without pity, for a religion whose creed they do not understand, and whose precepts they habitually disobey." So wrote Thomas Babbington Macaulay, the Whig MP, historian and poet, in 1848; and, as usual, he was spot on.

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TAGGED: United Kingdom, Muslims, Jihadists, ISIS, Syria


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